Dora Ho

Infectious disease doctor

Clinical Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases

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Dr. Dora Ho specializes in infection complications in immunocompromised patients, such as those with bone marrow transplant, solid organ transplant, cancers and other forms of immunodeficiency.

Dr. Ho did her PhD work in herpesvirus pathogenesis and postdoctoral research in CNS gene therapy with viral vectors at Stanford University. She further pursued training in Medicine and obtained her MD degree at Washington University, St Louis. She subsequently returned to the Bay Area and completed residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center as well as fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Stanford University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stanford in 2006. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Division Chief of Clinical Services. Since then, she has won a number of awards for her excellence in teaching and in patient care.

Besides her passion for patient care and clinical research, she is also a musician and has served as choir conductor, pianist and pipe organist in local churches.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease (2020)
  • Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2003) CA
  • Medical Education: Washington University in St Louis Registrar (2001) MO
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases (2015)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2005) CA
  • MD, Washington University, St. Louis (2001)
  • PhD, Stanford University, Herpesvirology (1990)
  • BA, UC San Diego, Microbiology (1984)

Honors & Awards
  • Dr. Lee B. & Virginia G. Harrison Scholarship for internal medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (1999 & 2000)
  • Infectious Disease Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014)
  • Infectious Diseases Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Morris Alex, M.D. Prize for clinical medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (1999)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Huntington's Disease Society of America (1991-1993)
  • The Alwin C. Rambar-James B.D. Mark Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Stanford University School of Medicine (2016)

Administrative Appointments
  • Chair, Antibiotic Subcommittee (2009 - Present)
  • Clinical Chief, Div of Infectious Diseases (2010 - Present)


Specializing In

  • Infectious Diseases

Practice Locations

Infectious Disease Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 202

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 736-5200

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(66 reviews)

Dr Ho is fantastic, wonderful doctor, explains everything well, very detailed and thorough. I feel very lucky to see her!!
Dr. Ho is an excellent doctor and cares about her patients. I have been her patient for about 7 years.
great MD
You guys rock.
She is incredible. Very thorough and thoughtful.
Great doctor!
Dr. Dora Ho & Dr. Rebbeca Mamlin were both very professional and seemed to care deeply about my well being. Thanks to both of them for the great care.
Dr Ho is exceptionally gifted. I had been struggling with shingles and she has helped me tremendously! Absolutely an amazing physician!
Dr. Ho is very caring, thoughtful, and knowledgable. Very glad and appreciative to be seen by her. Feel that I'm in good hands.
Dr. Dora Ho has been amazing to work with following my HT and subsequent CMV infection. She is extremely caring, friendly, and such an extremely expert doctor. It was a pleasure to work with her for almost one year. Her appointments were always prompt and informative. Dr. Ho’s note’s were always very detailed, available right after the visit.
Dr Ho is a very thorough,kind,efficient,and caring. I would highly recommend her to anyone. A real pleasure to have had her as my doctor.
Dr. Ho was easy to talk to and was helpful with information I needed as was the person doing the intake questions..
Dr Ho is an awesome provider. I met her back in 2010 when I had a bone infection in my upper pallet. I have seen her sporadically throughout the years and even emailed her to get an appointment and she responded to me personally when her name wasn’t on My Health because it had been awhile since I had seen her and set up an appointment for me. She is one of the best doctors medically and also very kind and caring as well. I feel that I am in excellent hands with Dr Ho.
Excellent doctor.
Dr Ho is incredible! She literally is changing my life for the better., her specialty is focusing on Shingles in transplant patients, which I have suffered through and she has helped me tremendously! She is kind, listens well, is so intelligent and has solutions that have me shingles free! Dr Ho is brilliant, articulate, available for questions and most of all CARES!! She is absolutely THE BEST! ,
Excellent doctor
Dr Ho is a great provider. She is kind, friendly and very knowledgeable. I feel very lucky to have her as my doctor.
I looked Dr Ho. Personable, direct, clear spoken and spoke to me as a colleague which is always appreciated. She engenders trust by her patients in her skills and caring.
Dr Ho was very accommodating and knowledgeable about my issue, and very patient and very nice person.
A very good doctor. Very helpful.
Dr. Hi was very complete and answered all my questions.
Really appreciate how Dr. Ho is personally involved in my case and takes the time to ask questions and understand and recommend the right treatment.
She is caring, a good listener, quickly understands the situation, and gives reliable and actionable solutions.
Great knowledge and efficient sharing of knowledge.
Dr Ho is excellent. She is nice, knowledgeable and experienced. She answered my questions clearly. I feel comfortable and confident under the care of her.
Excellent doctor! She was thoughtful and thorough. Highly recommend
Friendly and engaging; I very much appreciate her taking the time to explain the details of my condition.
Thank you very much. I really liked the appointments with Dr Ho. Dr Ho was very patient and detailed in her questions and answers.
She was pleasant to speak with and I felt she was very concerned about my condition and answered all the questions I had. I am looking forward to speaking with her once again. I appreciate her wanting to get to know me and my wife better and sharing bout her own life. It helped to understand who she was and some of her journey in life as a doctor
Excellent caring doctor! I really appreciate her care!
Dr Dora Ho explained everything clearly. Excellent service! Thank you Dr Ho!
Thank you for clear information.
Dr. Ho has my highest respect and appreciation. She has been a tremendous help through a very difficult illness.
She was very nice and helpful
She is the best medical doctor but also the best bedside manner. Super friendly but super professional- the best!
Dr. Ho & her resident appeared to be very knowledgeable about their practice. However, Dr. Ho is a poor listener & has no patience. Treated me as she was the only person to know everything. Although I was the patient & we were talking about my body, my concerns, my health, etc.
Excellent explanations on my condition and they were thorough in detailing my treatment.
Dr. Ho is nice and knowledgeable. I feel confident with her. The best thing is Dr. Ho can speak my native language (Cantonese). We communicated very well.
Over-all we appreciated his personal interest and professionalism.
Dr. Dora Ho is an excellent physician. She has been treating me for fourteen years.
Dr. Ho is very experienced, nice and knowledgeable. I feel confidence with her.
Dr. Ho was so helpful to me. She listened to me. she understood my problem & gave me good options. She personally answered "my visit follow up" questions on MyHealth. She spent as much time as I needed.
I have absolute confidence in Dr. Ho - she makes me feel very safe.
Dr. Ho has a wonderful and genuine personality. I can not give higher praise than to say I felt very safe to be under her care. She is very knowledgeable. She is awesome!
Wonderful doctor who is not only so knowledgeable, but also spends time to learn about medical history, and clearly explains her recommendations, and makes the patient feel like they are truly cared for.
Dr. Ho is so outstanding in her mastery of newest research, her care for her patients, and her readiness to communicate effectively. For us elderly patients, she might just talk slower, for our minds to grasp.
Dr. Ho is wonderful!
Spent time until all my questions addressed./excellent, very informative, helpful, in tune w/my personal situation.
Dr. Ho is very thorough.
Wonderful visit.
Very good.
Dr. Ho, went the extra mile by meeting me on a day she was not at clinic. She is wonderful.
I was very impressed with Dr. Ho and felt confident in her assessment and care plan.
Most of staff are good.
All good.
Dr. Ho is very thorough. My best doctor at Stanford.
Exceptional doctor! Kind, caring & brilliant!
Dr. Ho has always shown great concern about my health issues. I appreciate her pro-active approach.
My appointment with Dr. Ho was exceptional good in all respects.
Dr. Ho was EXCEPTIONAL. She had studied my case with care & knowledge and then also spent much more time (than I would have hoped for) with me.
They were great.
Dr. Ho goes the extra mile for me and my medical care. I adore her as a person and have great respect for her as a physician.
Dr. Ho is conscientious, responsive, skilled in her field. I am a complicated patient & she never gives up!
Dr. Ho was outstanding. In 6 years of being ill no one has come close to her in any way. Truly exceptional!
I was impressed how well Dr. Ho treated us. She kept thanking us for coming.

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