Company: Salem Health Medical Group, Skyline Village
Location: Salem, Oregon, United States
Grace Kao, Physician at Salem Health Medical Group, Skyline Village, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in patient care.
Following obtaining bachelor’s degrees in biology and English in 1998 from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Kao followed with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2001 from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Desiring to be a physician since she was age five, but unable to enter medical school after graduating from Vanderbilt, she trained as an attorney instead. After serving admirably as a litigator for nearly a decade, Dr. Kao was able to resume her journey toward a career in medicine.
Dr. Kao obtained a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 from DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrowgate, Tennessee and completed an internship with the – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Vineland in 2012. She then completed a residency with Inspira Health Network at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, formerly known as South Jersey Healthcare in Vineland in 2014. Dr. Kao is certified to practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.
After providing superior care as an internal medicine resident with South Jersey Healthcare in Vineland from 2012 to 2014, Dr. Kao has excelled as an internal medicine physician with Penn Highlands Healthcare in Saint Marys, Pennsylvania from 2014 to 2016, the Doctors’ Clinic in Salem, Oregon from 2017 to 2019. Since 2020, she has prospered as an internal medicine physician the Salem Health Medical Group at Skyline Village in Salem, Oregon. Her areas of expertise include rheumatologic, endocrine and geriatric diseases as well as neuromuscular medicine, oncology, mental health issues and geriatric medicine. Her professional memberships include the American College of Osteopathic Internists, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Christian Medical and Dental Association and the Oregon Medical Association. Dr. Kao was named Top Doctor in Internal Medicine in Oregon in 2007 and 2021.
Dr. Kao is highly appreciative of the recognitions she has received through different venues, but simply being a good provider of patient care with her practice is her most important achievement. For her, seeing her patients and having them do well, or at least being part of the team that cares for them to help improve whatever she can has truly been the greatest honor.
In the coming years, Dr. Kao wishes to champion whole person preventative care, especially in her capacity at Salem Health Medical Group at Skyline Village, as well as in the surrounding area. She intends to continue advocating for patient-centered care, which has been a challenge with the changes that accompany developments in the medical field. She would love for the approach to become a vibrant core element in the practice of her peers.
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