Dr. Kwo is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of Hepatology at the Stanford University where he joined the faculty in November 2016. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, he was at Indiana University for 21 years where he served as the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. He has distinguished himself in the field of Hepatitis C therapeutics and has been the principal investigator on multiple international trials. He recently authored the ACG Clinical Guideline: Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Chemistries.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center (1991) MD
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology (2006)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology (1995)
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic Graduate Medical Education (1995) MN
  • Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine (1988) MI

Honors & Awards
  • America's Best Doctors: Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Best Doctors in America (2003-2015)
  • America’s Top Doctors Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Consumers Research Council of America (2002-2014)
  • America’s Top Doctors, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Castle Connelly Publishing, (2002-2016, 2018-2020)
  • Best Doctors Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Best Doctors in America (2003-2015)
  • Outstanding Young Clinician, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine (2003)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director of Hepatology, Stanford University (2016 - Present)
  • Liver Clinic Chief, Digestive Health (2018 - Present)


Practice Locations

Liver Transplant Clinic in Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5565 W Las Positas Blvd

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 847-3000

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Advanced Endoscopy in Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, Ground Floor

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 736-5555

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Liver (Hepatology) Clinic in Fremont Fremont, CA
Fremont, CA

2557 Mowry Avenue, Suite 34

Fremont , CA 94538

(650) 725-1988

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Liver (Hepatology) Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 498-7999

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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Liver (Hepatology) Clinic in Fresno Fresno, CA
Fresno, CA

7130 N Millbrook Avenue

Fresno , CA 93720

(650) 725-1988

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He is very attentive and knowledgeable about what is happening and knowledgeable about PSC. Feel like he truly cares about my health
Great doctor!!!
Amazing physician! He’s the best doctor I’ve ever had
Lab tech kept complaining about how hard it is to stick me
My visit was very informative, and satisfing. Dr. Kwo was a caring doctor and wanted to answer all my questions and help to find the best path for me to follow to be better. I was very happy to have found him and was able to have a doctors visit with him.
The best
Dr Kwo is a wonderful doctor. He is extremely detailed, knowledgable, helpful, concerned and cares very much. I feel quite fortunate to have had Dr Kwo assigned to my care. He makes seeing a doctor a pleasant experience.
Dr kwo is a excellent doctor
Great job I appreciate your business guys
I really like Paul Kwo he is very professional
Great doctor
I appreciate the very complete evaluation.
Dr. Kwo was outstanding. Good listener, professional, and was kind and caring.
Doctor Kwo, the strength in your voice was giving us power to fight the sickness. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us and we are so happy we have found a doctor like you.
He is wonderful!
answers all my questions thoroughly and very patient
Dr Kwo is excellent. So thorough, straightforward (which is my favorite!) and really cares about me and my health. I feel lucky to have him as my dr.
Dr. Kwo as always was professional and courteous, asked and answered all questions to my satisfaction/ understanding.
Fabulous doctor. Very informative, understanding of my concerns, answered questions in plain terms.
I was very happy with the visit.
Dr. Kwo is a very friendly and professionally care provider that I'm lucky to have at the Liver Clinic.
my doctor is very good at listening to all my health concern issues.
Very good thank you very much.
Everything was just excellent. Doctor such an amazing person, as well as the team made an outstanding job!! Thank you so much! Appreciate a great experience.
Dr. Kwo is fantastic!
Continue to receive outstanding care from Dr. Kwo.
Dr. Kwo was very friendly & informative.
Dr. Two has always been great..
Dr. Kwo is the best!
Dr. Kwo is great!
Dr. Kwo, Paul is excellent.
Dr. Kwo is outstanding!!
The 2 doctors were fantastic!!!
You need one more level - outstanding.
Fantastic, thoughtful and very patient doctor.
Dr. Kwo is the best specialist you have on board. He is thorough. A great communicator. Good listener. Compassionate and a good fit for Stanford. I am so lucky to have him as my liver specialist.
an excellent provider
Dr K. is the best!
Very nice
Dr Kwo is absolutely fantastic, the assistant Jonathan is a great guy too!
My care provide is excellent.
Dr. Kwo has been fantastic every step of the way. I am very fortunate to have him on my team!!!!
Dr.Kwo is the best !!!!
After meeting with dr. told to wait in waiting area - no one assisted us - we had to ck. w/staff & they didn't know. Had questions still - prescription?s, lab was needed & not told.
Dr. Kwo is the perfect doctor for me. He is reassuring, personable, and compassionate. A great addition to Stanford Liver Clinic.
Dr. Kwo is a amazing physician - incredibly knowledgeable, caring, clear & concise in his explanations. Have total confidence in his ability to diagnose and help me resolve my problem.
I felt much better about my condition and treatment after my visit. I didn't understand a few things physician said, but he had no problem rephrasing.
Dr. Kwo was open and honest with me concerning my condition and showed genuine concern for my well being and the gravity of my condition.
Wonderful doctor.
Dr. Kwo is an exceptional care provider - he is very knowledgeable but also very caring. I have complete confidence in him.
Dr. Paul Kwo is excellent!!!!!
Dr. Paul Kwo is very polite, friendly, and explained my options.
Dr. Kwo is the REASON we are at Stanford Health - especially after all the radiology scheduling issues!
He's gentle. Listens carefully and clarifies worries in a simple easy to understand way.
I love the responsiveness, care and attention to details of my visit. The staff and care providers were all excellent and have very professional demeanors.
Dr. Kwo is an excellent caregiver. He is intelligent, informed of current medical research, and persistent in researching the details on my mom's rare condition. He is patient in addressing all of my mom's concerns and patient in having to repeat himself to reassure her. Despite his being the Director of the department, I never feel like he's in a rush and that he gives my mom and me his full attention.
Thank you, Dr. Kwo. We deeply appreciated your guidance of treatment, your kindness & your caring!!
My total experience with Dr. Kwo, Rachel PA, nurses was very professional, friendly and reassuring. 1. Extremely.

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