Peter Kao

Pulmonologist

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
4.9 out of 5
135 Patient Ratings
11 Patient Comments

Chest Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-7061
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Professional Education

Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1988) NJ

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1992) CA

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1990) CA

Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1989) CA

Board Certification: Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1994)

Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1995)

A.B.-A.M., Harvard University, Chemistry and Physics (1979)

Ph.D., Columbia University, Biochemistry (1986)

M.D., Columbia University P&S, Medicine (1988)

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.8

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

3.8

Wait times

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Felt like a new person after leaving Dr. Kao and staff.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Kao is AWESOME - We have been SO blessed with this amazing, caring doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Always plenty of time during the visit.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I consider Bahra & Dr. Kao my friends.

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NF90 regulates inducible IL-2 gene expression in T cells
Shi, L., Godfrey, W. R., Lin, J., Zhao, G., & Kao, P. N. (2007). NF90 regulates inducible IL-2 gene expression in T cells. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE, 204(5), 971-977.

Dynamic binding of Ku80, Ku70 and NF90 to the IL-2 promoter in vivo in activated T-cells
Shi, L., Qiu, D., Zhao, G., Corthesy, B., Lees-Miller, S., & Kao, P. N. (2007). Dynamic binding of Ku80, Ku70 and NF90 to the IL-2 promoter in vivo in activated T-cells. NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH, 35(7), 2302-2310.

Thrombin-activatable procarboxypeptidase B regulates activated complement C5a in vivo
Nishimura, T., Myles, T., Piliposky, A. M., Kao, P. N., Berry, G. J., & Leung, L. Lk. (2007). Thrombin-activatable procarboxypeptidase B regulates activated complement C5a in vivo. BLOOD, 109(5), 1992-1997.

Aerosolized amikacin for treatment of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium infections: an observational case series.
Davis, K. K., Kao, P. N., Jacobs, S. S., & Ruoss, S. J. (2007). Aerosolized amikacin for treatment of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium infections: an observational case series. BMC pulmonary medicine, 7, 2-?.

Prospective analysis of cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator mutations in adults with bronchiectasis or pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection
Ziedalski, T. M., Kao, P. N., Henig, N. R., Jacobs, S. S., & Ruoss, S. J. (2006). Prospective analysis of cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator mutations in adults with bronchiectasis or pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection. CHEST, 130(4), 995-1002.

Simvastatin enhances bone morphogenetic protein receptor type II expression
Hu, H., Sung, A., Zhao, G. H., Shi, L. F., Qiu, D. M., & Kao, P. N. (2006). Simvastatin enhances bone morphogenetic protein receptor type II expression. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 339(1), 59-64.

Lung surfactant gelation induced by epithelial cells exposed to air pollution or oxidative stress
Anseth, J. W., Goffin, A. J., Fuller, G. G., Ghio, A. J., Kao, P. N., & Upadhyay, D. (2005). Lung surfactant gelation induced by epithelial cells exposed to air pollution or oxidative stress. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 33(2), 161-168.

Granzyme B is dispensable for immunologic tolerance to self in a murine model of systemic lupus erythematosus
Graham, K. L., Thibault, D. L., Steinman, J. B., Okeke, L., Kao, P. N., & Utz, P. J. (2005). Granzyme B is dispensable for immunologic tolerance to self in a murine model of systemic lupus erythematosus. ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM, 52(6), 1684-1693.

NF90 regulates cell cycle exit and terminal myogenic differentiation by direct binding to the 3 '-untranslated region of MyoD and p21(WAF1/CIP1) mRNAs
Shi, L. F., Zhao, G. H., Qiu, D. M., Godfrey, W. R., Vogel, H., & Kao, P. N. (2005). NF90 regulates cell cycle exit and terminal myogenic differentiation by direct binding to the 3 '-untranslated region of MyoD and p21(WAF1/CIP1) mRNAs. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 280(19), 18981-18989.

NF45/ILF2 tissue expression, promoter analysis, and interleukin-2 transactivating function
Zhao, G. H., Shi, L. F., Qiu, D. M., Hu, H., & Kao, P. N. (2005). NF45/ILF2 tissue expression, promoter analysis, and interleukin-2 transactivating function. EXPERIMENTAL CELL RESEARCH, 305(2), 312-323.

Simvastatin treatment of pulmonary hypertension - An observational case series
Kao, P. N. (2005). Simvastatin treatment of pulmonary hypertension - An observational case series. CHEST, 127(4), 1446-1452.

Longitudinal transcriptional analysis of developing neointimal vascular occlusion and pulmonary hypertension in rats
Vaszar, L. T., Nishimura, T., Storey, J. D., Zhao, G. H., Qiu, D. M., & Kao, P. N. (2004). Longitudinal transcriptional analysis of developing neointimal vascular occlusion and pulmonary hypertension in rats. PHYSIOLOGICAL GENOMICS, 17(2), 150-156.

Members of the NF90/NFAR protein group are involved in the life cycle of a positive-strand RNA virus
Isken, O., Grassmann, C. W., Sarisky, R. T., Kann, M., Zhang, S., & Behrens, S. E. (2003). Members of the NF90/NFAR protein group are involved in the life cycle of a positive-strand RNA virus. EMBO JOURNAL, 22(21), 5655-5665.

Simvastatin rescues rats from fatal pulmonary hypertension by inducing apoptosis of neointimal smooth muscle cells
Nishimura, T., Vaszar, L. T., Faul, J. L., Zhao, G. H., Berry, G. J., & Kao, P. N. (2003). Simvastatin rescues rats from fatal pulmonary hypertension by inducing apoptosis of neointimal smooth muscle cells. CIRCULATION, 108(13), 1640-1645.

Selective regulation of gene expression by nuclear factor 110, a member of the NF90 family of double-stranded RNA-binding proteins
Reichman, T. W., Parrott, A. M., Fierro-Monti, I., Caron, D. J., Kao, P. N., & Mathews, M. B. (2003). Selective regulation of gene expression by nuclear factor 110, a member of the NF90 family of double-stranded RNA-binding proteins. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 332(1), 85-98.

Effect of a surgical aortocaval fistula on mono crotaline-induced pulmonary hypertension
Nishimura, T., Faul, J. L., Berry, G. J., Kao, P. N., & Pearl, R. G. (2003). Effect of a surgical aortocaval fistula on mono crotaline-induced pulmonary hypertension. CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 31(4), 1213-1218.

Immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory mechanisms of triptolide, the principal active diterpenoid from the Chinese medicinal herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f.
Qiu, D., & Kao, P. N. (2003). Immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory mechanisms of triptolide, the principal active diterpenoid from the Chinese medicinal herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f. Drugs in R&D, 4(1), 1-18.

Simvastatin attenuates smooth muscle neointimal proliferation and pulmonary hypertension in rats
Nishimura, T., Faul, J. L., Berry, G. J., Vaszar, L. T., Qiu, D. M., & Kao, P. N. (2002). Simvastatin attenuates smooth muscle neointimal proliferation and pulmonary hypertension in rats. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 166(10), 1403-1408.

High prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease in pulmonary arterial hypertension
Chu, J. W., Kao, P. N., Faul, J. L., & Doyle, R. L. (2002). High prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease in pulmonary arterial hypertension. CHEST, 122(5), 1668-1673.

40-O-(2-hydroxyethyl)-rapamycin attenuates pulmonary arterial hypertension and neointimal formation in rats
Nishimura, T., Faul, J. L., Berry, G. I., Veve, I., Pearl, R. G., & Kao, P. N. (2001). 40-O-(2-hydroxyethyl)-rapamycin attenuates pulmonary arterial hypertension and neointimal formation in rats. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 163(2), 498-502.

Triptolide attenuates pulmonary arterial hypertension and neointimal formation in rats
Faul, J. L., Nishimura, T., Berry, G. J., BENSON, G. V., Pearl, R. G., & Kao, P. N. (2000). Triptolide attenuates pulmonary arterial hypertension and neointimal formation in rats. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 162(6), 2252-2258.

Anti-inflammatory effects of triptolide in human bronchial epithelial cells
Zhao, G. H., Vaszar, L. T., Qiu, D. M., Shi, L. F., & Kao, P. N. (2000). Anti-inflammatory effects of triptolide in human bronchial epithelial cells. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LUNG CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY, 279(5), L958-L966.

Protein-arginine methyltransferase I, the predominant protein-arginine methyltransferase in cells, interacts with and is regulated by interleukin enhancer-binding factor 3
Tang, J., Kao, P. N., & Herschman, H. R. (2000). Protein-arginine methyltransferase I, the predominant protein-arginine methyltransferase in cells, interacts with and is regulated by interleukin enhancer-binding factor 3. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 275(26), 19866-19876.

Autoantibodies define a family of proteins with conserved double-stranded RNA-binding domains as well as DNA binding activity
Satoh, M., Shaheen, V. M., Kao, P. N., Okano, T., Shaw, M., & Reeves, W. H. (1999). Autoantibodies define a family of proteins with conserved double-stranded RNA-binding domains as well as DNA binding activity. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 274(49), 34598-34604.

Erythromycin inhibits transcriptional activation of NF-kappa B, but not NFAT, through calcineurin-independent signaling in T cells
Aoki, Y., & Kao, P. N. (1999). Erythromycin inhibits transcriptional activation of NF-kappa B, but not NFAT, through calcineurin-independent signaling in T cells. ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, 43(11), 2678-2684.

Tick-borne pulmonary disease - Update on diagnosis and management
Faul, J. L., Doyle, R. L., Kao, P. N., & Ruoss, S. J. (1999). Tick-borne pulmonary disease - Update on diagnosis and management. CHEST, 116(1), 222-230.

Nuclear factor-90 of activated T-cells: A double-stranded RNA-binding protein and substrate for the double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase, PKR
Langland, J. O., Kao, P. N., & Jacobs, B. L. (1999). Nuclear factor-90 of activated T-cells: A double-stranded RNA-binding protein and substrate for the double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase, PKR. BIOCHEMISTRY, 38(19), 6361-6368.

PG490 (triptolide) cooperates with tumor necrosis factor-alpha to induce apoptosis in tumor cells
Lee, K. Y., Chang, W. T., Qiu, D. M., Kao, P. N., & Rosen, G. D. (1999). PG490 (triptolide) cooperates with tumor necrosis factor-alpha to induce apoptosis in tumor cells. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 274(19), 13451-13455.

Immunosuppressant PG490 (triptolide) inhibits T-cell interleukin-2 expression at the level of purine-box/nuclear factor of activated T-cells and NF-kappa B transcriptional activation
Qiu, D. M., Zhao, G. H., Aoki, Y., Shi, L. F., Uyei, A., & Kao, P. N. (1999). Immunosuppressant PG490 (triptolide) inhibits T-cell interleukin-2 expression at the level of purine-box/nuclear factor of activated T-cells and NF-kappa B transcriptional activation. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 274(19), 13443-13450.

Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare pulmonary infection in HIV-negative patients without preexisting lung disease - Diagnostic and management limitations
Huang, J. H., Kao, P. N., Adi, V., & Ruoss, S. J. (1999). Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare pulmonary infection in HIV-negative patients without preexisting lung disease - Diagnostic and management limitations. CHEST, 115(4), 1033-1040.

Diaphragmatic paralysis due to Lyme disease
Faul, J. L., Ruoss, S., Doyle, R. L., & Kao, P. N. (1999). Diaphragmatic paralysis due to Lyme disease. EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, 13(3), 700-702.

CsA-sensitive purine-box transcriptional regulator in bronchial epithelial cells contains NF45, NF90, and Ku
Aoki, Y., Zhao, G. H., Qiu, D. M., Shi, L. F., & Kao, P. N. (1998). CsA-sensitive purine-box transcriptional regulator in bronchial epithelial cells contains NF45, NF90, and Ku. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LUNG CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY, 275(6), L1164-L1172.

Leukotriene B-4 mediates histamine induction of NF-kappa B and IL-8 in human bronchial epithelial cells
Aoki, Y., Qiu, D. M., Zhao, G. H., & Kao, P. N. (1998). Leukotriene B-4 mediates histamine induction of NF-kappa B and IL-8 in human bronchial epithelial cells. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LUNG CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY, 274(6), L1030-L1039.

Analyses of the NRAMP1 and IFN-gamma R1 genes in women with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare pulmonary disease
Huang, J. H., Oefner, P. J., Adi, V., Ratnam, K., Ruoss, S. J., & Kao, P. N. (1998). Analyses of the NRAMP1 and IFN-gamma R1 genes in women with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare pulmonary disease. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 157(2), 377-381.

DNA-dependent protein kinase interacts with antigen receptor response element binding proteins NF90 and NF45
Ting, N. Sy., Kao, P. N., Chan, D. W., Lintott, L. G., & Lees-Miller, S. P. (1998). DNA-dependent protein kinase interacts with antigen receptor response element binding proteins NF90 and NF45. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 273(4), 2136-2145.

Cyclosporin A-sensitive calcium signaling represses NF kappa B activation in human bronchial epithelial cells and enhances NF kappa B activation in Jurkat T-cells
Aoki, Y., & Kao, P. N. (1997). Cyclosporin A-sensitive calcium signaling represses NF kappa B activation in human bronchial epithelial cells and enhances NF kappa B activation in Jurkat T-cells. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 234(2), 424-431.

Human airway epithelial cells express interleukin-2 in vitro
Aoki, Y., Diu, D. M., Uyei, A., & Kao, P. N. (1997). Human airway epithelial cells express interleukin-2 in vitro. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LUNG CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY, 272(2), L276-L286.

PURIFICATION BY DNA AFFINITY-CHROMATOGRAPHY OF 2 POLYPEPTIDES THAT CONTACT THE NF-AT DNA-BINDING SITE IN THE INTERLEUKIN-2 PROMOTER
Corthesy, B., & Kao, P. N. (1994). PURIFICATION BY DNA AFFINITY-CHROMATOGRAPHY OF 2 POLYPEPTIDES THAT CONTACT THE NF-AT DNA-BINDING SITE IN THE INTERLEUKIN-2 PROMOTER. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 269(32), 20682-20690.

CLONING AND EXPRESSION OF CYCLOSPORINE-A-SENSITIVE AND FK506-SENSITIVE NUCLEAR FACTOR OF ACTIVATED T-CELLS - NF45 AND NF90
Kao, P. N., Chen, L., Brock, G., Ng, J., Kenny, J., & Corthesy, B. (1994). CLONING AND EXPRESSION OF CYCLOSPORINE-A-SENSITIVE AND FK506-SENSITIVE NUCLEAR FACTOR OF ACTIVATED T-CELLS - NF45 AND NF90. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 269(32), 20691-20699.

ACETYLCHOLINE-RECEPTOR BINDING-SITE CONTAINS A DISULFIDE CROSS-LINK BETWEEN ADJACENT HALF-CYSTINYL RESIDUES
Kao, P. N., & Karlin, A. (1986). ACETYLCHOLINE-RECEPTOR BINDING-SITE CONTAINS A DISULFIDE CROSS-LINK BETWEEN ADJACENT HALF-CYSTINYL RESIDUES. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 261(18), 8085-8088.

Identification of the alpha subunit half-cystine specifically labeled by an affinity reagent for the acetylcholine receptor binding site.
Kao, P. N., Dwork, A. J., KALDANY, R. R., SILVER, M. L., Wideman, J., & Karlin, A. (1984). Identification of the alpha subunit half-cystine specifically labeled by an affinity reagent for the acetylcholine receptor binding site. journal of biological chemistry, 259(19), 11662-11665.

THE ACTIVE GUANIDINIUM GROUP OF SAXITOXIN AND NEOSAXITOXIN IDENTIFIED BY THE EFFECTS OF PH ON THEIR ACTIVITIES ON SQUID AXON
Kao, P. N., JAMESKRACKE, M. R., & Kao, C. Y. (1983). THE ACTIVE GUANIDINIUM GROUP OF SAXITOXIN AND NEOSAXITOXIN IDENTIFIED BY THE EFFECTS OF PH ON THEIR ACTIVITIES ON SQUID AXON. PFLUGERS ARCHIV-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY, 398(3), 199-203.

4.9 out of 5
135 Patient Ratings
11 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Felt like a new person after leaving Dr. Kao and staff.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Kao is AWESOME - We have been SO blessed with this amazing, caring doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Always plenty of time during the visit.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I consider Bahra & Dr. Kao my friends.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Care with respect from Dr. Kao and care providers. Thank you.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

This doctor is very thoughtful & very clear in everything he says. Lets me know exactly what to expect.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Kao is a Godsend. I have dramatically improved under his care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

I am more than satisfied.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Kao is outstanding! And so is his staff, definitely a gift from God. A huge blessing.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Great.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

We are so thankful that Dr. Kao is the provider, he is a caring and knowledgeable doctor.