Dr. Deborah Kado, MD

Dr. Deborah Kado, MD

Geriatric Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Deborah Kado, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1991 and specializes in geriatric medicine and endocrinology.Read her story

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Bone Disorders
more than 83% of peers
Thyroid Disease
more than 46% of peers

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Dr. Kado's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kado "Deborah Kado, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor who specializes in caring for the elderly. Specifically, Dr. Kado's expertise is in evaluating and treating osteoporosis. She directs the osteoporosis program at UC San Diego Health and sees patients in the Endocrinology outpatient clinic in La Jolla. As a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Kado instructs medical students, residents and fellows. Her primary research interests are in understanding the pathogenesis and adverse health outcomes associated with age-related changes in spinal posture. She is a successfully funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) researcher and is an internationally recognized expert in her field.Prior to joining joining UC San Diego Health in 2012, Dr. Kado served on faculty at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the Department of Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.She completed fellowship training in geriatric and osteoporosis clinical research at UCSF, a fellowship in geriatric medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, and a residency in internal medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Kado earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and holds a master's of science degree in epidemiology from UCLA School of Public Health. She is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine."


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2  Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Endocrinology

2  Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

21  Conditions Treated

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Harbor Ucla Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Harbor Ucla Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • UC San Francisco, School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kado has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kado's Reviews

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4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Kado's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
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