Dr. Katherine O'Hanlan, MD

Dr. Katherine O'Hanlan, MD

Gynecologic Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Katherine O'Hanlan, MD is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Portola Valley, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. She specializes in gynecologic oncology and gynecology.

Kate A O'hanlan MD

4370 Alpine Rd Ste 104

Portola Valley, CA 94028
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. O'Hanlan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Rh Incompatibility Screening
very high
more than 99% of peers
Uterine Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. O'Hanlan's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. O'Hanlan "Dr. Kate O'Hanlan is a gynecologic oncologist whose research and publishing focus has been on the multiple applications of the total laparoscopic hysterectomy and laparoscopic staging and management of the gynecologic cancers."

2  Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecology

2  Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

59  Conditions Treated

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32  Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Dissection for Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer)
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Radical Cydoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
  • Radical Hysterectomies for Cervical Cancer
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
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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.


  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Atlanta Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • UCSF Center for Health / Aging: Advocacy Award, 2001
  • Stanford Medical School Pre-clinical Teaching Award, 1996
  • Best Doctors in the Bay Area, San Francisco Magazine, 2005
  • Mitchell Sealy Award: Outstanding Resident, 1983
  • Stanford University Rambar Teaching Excellence Award nominee, 1992, 94
  • Duke University Center for LGBT Life Leadership Award, 2005
  • American Civil Liberties Union: Frontline Award, 2003
  • San Francisco Focus Best Bay Area Doctors, 1993
  • Stanford School of Medicine Gender Equity Award, 1995
  • Best Doctors in America, GYN Oncology, Pacific Region, 1996,97
  • Who’s Who of American Women, 1997
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Teacher Recognition, 1997
  • San Francisco Focus Best Bay Area Doctors, 1997
  • Best Doctors in America, GYN Oncology, National Edition, 1994,95
  • Gentry Health Magazine: Best Physicians in Bay Area, 2012
  • Best Doctors in America, Gyn Oncology, National Edition, 2003
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Faculty Award, 1987
Media & Publications
  • Single-Field Sterile-Scrub, Preparation, and Dwell for Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, 2012
  • Quality Improvement: Single Field Sterile Scrub, Prep and Dwell For Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, 2011
  • Total laparoscopic hysterectomy with and without lymph node dissection for uterine neoplasia, 2007
  • Cystosufflation to prevent bladder injury, 2009
  • 257 incidental appendectomies during total laparoscopic hysterectomy, 2007
  • First single-incision type 7 total laparoscopic hysterectomy, adnexectomy, and appendectomy, 2010
  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Female-to-Male Transsexuals, 2007
  • Total laparoscopic hysterectomy: evaluation of an evidence-based educational strategy using a novel simulated suture and knot-tying challenge, the "holiotomy", 2012
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy: impact of uterine size, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. O'Hanlan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Hanlan to family and friends
15 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. O'Hanlan'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 (3)

After being diagnosed with cancer, Dr O’Hanlan performed a complete hysterectomy, laparoscopicly. I was very fortunate to be able to have her as my surgeon. She only comes to my city one or two months a week. I had very little pain afterwards as she prescribed otc pain reliever prior to the...more
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Dr. O'Hanlan is a saint! She is THE BEST gynecologic oncology surgeon there is. She saved my wife Maria S. from her affliction of cancer on April 27, 2017. God bless her and her vocation. David F. Rodriguez
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Dr. O'Hanlan brings her amazing skill and experience right to the heart and mind. She is compassionate, thorough, meticulous, funny, and listens. She delivers difficult news with a sense of empowerment, holding one's emotions tenderly.
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