Dr. Michael Kosmo, MD

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Dr. Michael Kosmo, MD
Dr Kosmo was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor's degree in Chemistry at Boston College. His Medical Degree was obtained from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. Following his marriage to Stephanie and a cross-country honeymoon celebration, he pursued his Internal Medicine residency, followed by Hematology and Oncology Fellowships at Naval Hospital San Diego. Dr Kosmo became triple-board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology, completing his training in 1986. He continued as staff physician and clinical instructor for the medicine residency and heme/onc fellowship training programs until 1991. He was also an Associate Clinical Professor in medicine for the UCSD Medical School clinical teaching program. While on active duty, Dr Kosmo was also assigned to the Western Pacific aboard USS Tarawa and USS Tripoli. These military tours provided both memorable and enriching experiences, never to be forgotten. Following active duty, Dr Kosmo remained with the Military Naval Reserves as instructor for the Medicine Residency and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship programs until retirement as Captain, USNR in May 2000. In 1991 Dr Kosmo joined Southwest Cancer Care as a community Hematology/Oncology physician in San Diego North County where he continues to practice. Throughout his years in hematology/oncology, he has participated as Principle Investigator in several clinical research programs. He has memberships with the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and San Diego Medical Society. Community service has included director of medical tumor boards at Palomar and Fallbrook Hospitals, prior medical director for Horizon Hospice, member of the Palomar Health Cancer Committee, and member of the American Cancer Society. Dr Kosmo was recently honored as 2011 Physician of the Year by the Medical Oncology Unit of Palomar Hospital. Through the years, Dr Kosmo has had many interests including the arts, swimming, skiing, gardening, and just making bread. But the best part of his day is spending time with Stephanie, which is further enhanced by time with his two grown children, Christopher and Laura, who are both pursuing professional careers. As per Dr Kosmo, "Health is so precious, and the diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. Rendering an effective treatment is essential, further enhanced by maintaining quality of life with best supportive care. But honest communication which ensures a patient's best understanding of the disease process ultimately enables emotional healing."

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Dr. Kosmo's Care Philosophy

The Physicians and staff at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence Inc dedicated to one goal – providing the highest quality care for our patients. Our approach is based on our belief that patients do best when they receive comprehensive care with medical specialists and support staff working together on their behalf. We believe that our patients need to have access to the latest research, technologies, treatment programs and drug therapies. We believe that support groups, psychosocial counseling and complimentary programs can improve quality of life for many patients. And we believe that to beat cancer, we must treat more than the disease itself. We must treat the whole person by being responsive to how cancer impacts all aspects of their lives.

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Dr. Kosmo's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    VERY GOOD
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    EXCELLENT
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    10 to 15 minutes
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Escondido, CA |
Dr. Kosmo is wonderful. He has a very comfortable nature about him. He is kind and down to earth. But even more importantly he knows his stuff. You can just tell he is one of the best Dr.'s around. He explains everything making sure you understand and he listens. I wish I had seen him sooner.
in Escondido, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Kosmo by my surgeon. I had a double mastectomy in June. I felt Dr. Kosmo was very kind and explained my prognosis well. He took into consideration my desires for treatment and was willing to work with me . The nurse I had was very nice and the M.A. to Dr. Kosmo, Maryann was very helpful and kind also. Would totally recommend this Doctor.
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Dr Kosmo was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor's degree in Chemistry at Boston College. His Medical Degree was obtained from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. Following his marriage to Stephanie and a cross-country honeymoon celebration, he pursued his Internal Medicine residency, followed by Hematology and Oncology Fellowships at Naval Hospital San Diego. Dr Kosmo became triple-board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology, completing his training in 1986. He continued as staff physician and clinical instructor for the medicine residency and heme/onc fellowship training programs until 1991. He was also an Associate Clinical Professor in medicine for the UCSD Medical School clinical teaching program. While on active duty, Dr Kosmo was also assigned to the Western Pacific aboard USS Tarawa and USS Tripoli. These military tours provided both memorable and enriching experiences, never to be forgotten. Following active duty, Dr Kosmo remained with the Military Naval Reserves as instructor for the Medicine Residency and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship programs until retirement as Captain, USNR in May 2000.

In 1991 Dr Kosmo joined Southwest Cancer Care as a community Hematology/Oncology physician in San Diego North County where he continues to practice. Throughout his years in hematology/oncology, he has participated as Principle Investigator in several clinical research programs. He has memberships with the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and San Diego Medical Society.

Community service has included director of medical tumor boards at Palomar and Fallbrook Hospitals, prior medical director for Horizon Hospice, member of the Palomar Health Cancer Committee, and member of the American Cancer Society. Dr Kosmo was recently honored as 2011 Physician of the Year by the Medical Oncology Unit of Palomar Hospital.

Through the years, Dr Kosmo has had many interests including the arts, swimming, skiing, gardening, and just making bread. But the best part of his day is spending time with Stephanie, which is further enhanced by time with his two grown children, Christopher and Laura, who are both pursuing professional careers.

As per Dr Kosmo, "Health is so precious, and the diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. Rendering an effective treatment is essential, further enhanced by maintaining quality of life with best supportive care. But honest communication which ensures a patient's best understanding of the disease process ultimately enables emotional healing."

Dr. Kosmo's Care Philosophy

The Physicians and staff at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence Inc dedicated to one goal – providing the highest quality care for our patients. Our approach is based on our belief that patients do best when they receive comprehensive care with medical specialists and support staff working together on their behalf. We believe that our patients need to have access to the latest research, technologies, treatment programs and drug therapies. We believe that support groups, psychosocial counseling and complimentary programs can improve quality of life for many patients. And we believe that to beat cancer, we must treat more than the disease itself. We must treat the whole person by being responsive to how cancer impacts all aspects of their lives.

Dr. Kosmo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Hematology
  •  Board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Melanoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Massachusetts Medical School

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Naval Med Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Naval Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Naval Med Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Boston College

    Graduated in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis