Dr. Karin Gaensler, MD

Dr. Karin Gaensler, MD

Hematology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Karin Gaensler, MD is a hematology specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from Harvard Med Sch in 1981 and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.


San Francisco, CA 94143

Contact Information

(415) 353-2421

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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more than 65% of peers
Blood Disorders
more than 65% of peers
Acute Leukemia
more than 64% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

3  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

58  Conditions Treated


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3  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.


  • Harvard Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • U Calif San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • U Calif San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • U Calif San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gaensler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gaensler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gaensler to family and friends
1 review (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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Dr. Gaensler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

She was very dismissive when dealing with my family during a recent hospital stay. She projected onto my family member what she thought his temperament was without listening and taking in what our family was describing as parts of his personality. She kept saying "I've seen difficult patients...more
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