Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2000) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Radiation Oncology Residency (2004) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology (2005)
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1999) CA


Practice Locations

Radiation Oncology at Blake Wilbur Building Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(70 reviews)

Very good experience.
Dr. Horst is a wonderful care provider/dr. she listens, offers advice, had a friendly & calm demeanor.
I love Dr. Horst - Very knowledgeable very caring and compassionate. The resident and fellow present also exhibited their knowledge & were equally caring.
Dr. Horst excellent in every way.
This provider helped save my life when I had stage III cancer so I'm very confident & optimistic that her TX plan will also be very successful now that I am stage IV cancer. Dr. Horst has SUCH positive energy, is an expert in her field; mentors others and is very compassionate. I have highly recommended her to other patients.
Dr. Horst was very patient and kindly explained all treatment options and answered all our questions.
Amazing! Kate is the best! So smart & so caring!
She was amazing, very thorough.
The doctor clearly explains all aspects of visit and follow-up, and she listens carefully to concerns or questions (and answers completely.)
Dr. Horst was excellent!
Very well pleased.
Dr. Horst is excellent! My 7th year with her - always the best and always feel so cared for by her. Kind and incredible person.
New/temporary/researcher, great care & attention.
The fellow this time was very good. The new NP was learning, & Dr. Horst is always awesome.
Kathleen is an exceptional physician! She cares about her patient provides good explanation of my medical condition, & what the research shows regarding topics that concern me & health. She is great!
Dr. Horst continues to exceed all expectations as a care provider. During this visit there was a resident/student as well - lucky him - he gets to see the highest example of care in this field.
Dr. Horst very good at explaining choices available to me & & pros & cons on radiation treatment.
I love Dr. Horst. She is a wonderful physician. She has very knowledgeable & caring staff.
Services were provided mostly by technicians.
I'm so grateful to have Dr. Horst as my health care provider. I knew I could rely on her intelligence and her compassion. Stanford is VERY lucky to have her.
I drive 360 miles (one-way) to see Dr. Horst annually because of the outstanding care and concern she has personally given tome. I cannot imagine having a care provider better than her. Absolutely, tops!
Dr. Horst is wonderful. She took the time to explain everything very clearly and answered all my questions. Highly recommended!
If you have to be sick Stanford is a great place to get help.
I would run out of superlatives to describe Dr. Horst's bedside manner. Dr. Horst is simply the best in her class!
Very good.
Dr. Horst is friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. Excellent physician!
Dr. Horst is an incredible doctor. She is caring and goes above and beyond to manage my needs.
She is an excellent doctor.
Great experience!! These people came in dr. on staff 1st went over all records and did exam. Nurse then came in went over all information and answering families questions. Then Doctor Hurst came in and went over options and answered question.
Dr. Horst is a good doctor.
Always feel well cared for by Dr. Horst!
Dr. Horst is such a caring and compassionate doctor. A great listener, who always puts her patients first. A+. Her nurse coordinator, Christy is fantastic!
Dr. Horst always answered all my questions before she left the room.
Dr. Horst is great. She is very kind & caring. I was recommended to her & I'll do the same for someone else! Love her.
I've always been treated with respect, dignity, kindness. I've been given clearly explained options; treatment provided expeditiously. I don't know how they manage to give each patient full attention AND run on time!
So very happy with Dr. Horst. She always accommodates my appt. to coincide with my oncologist, same day appt. As we travel almost 2 hrs. ea. way. Appreciate her. Very good Doctor.
Dr. Horst's explanations are crystal-clear. She is attentive to concerns and thorough and understanding her her responses to questions. She provides exceptionally positive care.
Very good continuity of care & knowledge of past personal medical history even past providers that have moved on beyond Stanford & how they are doing. 9. Known both many years now.
Never felt hurried.
Dr. Hurst returned calls ASAP & caring, too.
Outstanding information. Caring staff, professional.
Dr. Horst made it possible for me to attend my daughter's wedding - truly amazing.
Dr. Horst is VERY caring.
Dr. Horst is excellent - patient, kind, knowledgeable.
Dr. Horst so excellent. Makes me feel secure.
Dr Horst always keeps me informed of current info related to our study. I love her, she is the best!
Dr. Horst makes her patients feel comfortable, unafraid, and well cared for in every way. She is a superb physician, and I feel privileged to be her patient.
Outstanding care - Attentive, caring, professional, calm, reassuring, just plain nice person.
Dr. Horst is great -
Dr. Horst was excellent - very knowledgeable, patient, kind, caring. She provided lots of great info to help me make my decision about treatment.
Dr. Horst & wonderfully sharp & caring always.
Dr. Horst is superb at what she does and how she relates to her patients. I have also observed her taking time to teach her residents & include them in discussion.
I look forward to my annual visits.
I actually came back to this provider multiple times for care due to my lack of confidence in my own provider in Santa Cruz. Love Dr. Horst!!!
Dr. Horst is a wonderful doctor. She cares her patients just like family.
Kate Horst, her Intern & the Resident were all thorough & pleasant. I liked them all a lot. Much, much better than my previous experience w/Stanford Radiation Oncology 12 yrs. ago.
Both Dr. Hortz and her resident, Dr. Shafer were very helpful- "dream team!"
Outstanding level of respect, care and knowledge given - Dr. Horst & Dr. Shah were compassionate and addressed our concerns thoroughly & thoughtfully.
Dr. Horst & Dr. Shah are excellent. As is Christy (RN) in radiation oncology.
Dr. Horst is wonderful, caring physician. Answered all my questions.
Very good experience.
She always showed compassion, but this last visit was best.
Great experience! Got answers to all my questions.
Dr. Horst is excellent!
Dr. Horst went out of her way to think through my clinical condition and gave me a very thorough easy to understand, thoughtful explanations.
I have had exceptionally wonderful treatment for the breast cancer in 2007 and all the follow up since then.
Very good experience. Dr. Horst is the best!
Dr. Horst has always gone way beyond what is necessary. She has excellent. Suggestions for my continuing care.
She is best ever! Compassionate & very good @ explaining shocking news.
Dr. Horst is exceptional. She goes beyond her specialty & is concerned w/the whole path of treatment.

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