Dr. Katherine O'Hanlan, MD

Dr. Katherine O'Hanlan, MD

Gynecologic Oncology  |  
Female  |  
63 y/o

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Dr. Katherine O'Hanlan, MD is a gynecologic oncology doctor who practices in Portola Valley, CA. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. O'Hanlan is affiliated with Sequoia Hospital.

Kate A O'hanlan MD

4370 Alpine Rd Ste 104

Portola Valley, CA 94028
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. O'Hanlan's Experience

Dr. O'Hanlan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Board certified in Gynecological Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometrial Disorders
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometriosis of Colon
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Carcinosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Diseases
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor
  • Ovarian Insufficiency Due to FSH Resistance
  • Ovarian Insufficiency, Familial
  • Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor
  • Ovarian Remnant Syndrome
  • Ovarian Tumor
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Scleroderma
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Diseases
  • Vulvar Lesion
  • Vulvar Neoplasms


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  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • 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
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Dissection for Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer)
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • 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


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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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. O'Hanlan's Reviews

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Dr. O'Hanlan's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
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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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Dr. O'Hanlan accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
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Hospitals where Dr. O'Hanlan has admitting privileges

Sequoia Hospital
170 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94062
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