Dr. Grace Kao, MD

Dr. Grace Kao, MD

Neurology  ·  
Dr. Grace Kao, MD is a neurology specialist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. She graduated from National Taiwan University in 1980 and specializes in neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, and more.

15785 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 255

Irvine, CA 92618

Contact Information

(949) 551-8588

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Optima Health
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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more than 86% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
more than 69% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 65% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

75  Conditions Treated


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8  Procedures

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.


  • Nat Taiwan U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • National Taiwan University
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Mount Sinai Med Cntr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Ca Irvine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine EMG EEG Evoked potential, University of California, Irvine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Neuro-ophthalmology, UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago / School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kao to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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  • 1

Dr. Kao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

She is the most unprofessional doctor I have ever had the displeasure of meeting. She was very rude, asked personal questions that did not pertain to my health, accused me of lying when I said I do not smoke or drink, and the list goes on. She tried to sell me a neck brace and was very persistent,...more
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This doctor is extremely impatient, arrogant, rude, and insensitive. She actually slammed her hands on the table and made sarcastic comments when my elderly parents asked her to help accommodate their privacy concerns regarding a treatment plan. This is one example out of several where she is ...more
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