Dr. Michael Kosmo, MD

Dr. Michael Kosmo, MD

Hematology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
Dr. Michael Kosmo, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Escondido, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Read his story

625 Citracado Pkwy Ste 110

Escondido, CA 92025

Contact Information

(800) 456-5860

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Kosmo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kosmo "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kosmo "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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  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • 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
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • 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 Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis


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  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis

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.


  • Boston College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Naval Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Naval Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kosmo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kosmo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kosmo to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Kosmo'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)
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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Hospitals where Dr. Kosmo has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
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