Patricia C. Kao

Patricia C. Kao, M.D.

Board Certified Internal Medicine, Board Certified Gastroenterology

Dr. Kao graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training and Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Vermont.

Current Position

  • Specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Salem Gastroenterology Consultants, (Salem, Oregon)


  • 1993-1996 Virginia Commonwealth University, (Richmond, VA), Bachelors of Science in Biology, minor in Chemistry, summa cum laude, Fall 1996
  • 1997-2001 University of Virginia, (Charlottesville, VA), School of Medicine, Medical doctorate, June 2001
  • 2001-2004 University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Healthcare, (Burlington, VT), Department of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • 2004-2007 University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Healthcare,(Burlington, VT), Department of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Board Certifications

  • 2004 American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors and Distinctions

  • April 2004 Clinical Vignette Poster Winner, Associate division - American College of Physicians meeting
  • March 2004 Outstanding Fellow Presentation Winner - Maine Gastroenterology meeting
  • 1997-2001 Philip Morris Graduate Scholarship
  • 1996 Phi Kappa Phi University Graduate Fellowship Scholarship, University Scholarship, and Lifetime membership
  • 1993-1996 Presidential Scholarship to Virginia Commonwealth University

Hospital Affiliations

  • Active Medical Staff, Salem Hospital, (Salem, Oregon)

Organizational Memberships

  • Attending Physician, Salem Hospital since 2008
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Marion/Polk County Medical Society
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • Mid-Valley Independent Physicians Association