Dr. Shumei Kato, MD

Oncology  |  
Male
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Shumei Kato, MD
Shumei Kato, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in treating rare cancers and gastrointestinal tumors. He uses numerous forms of therapy such as chemotherapy, biological therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy to offer the best possible treatment options for his patients. Dr. Kato has a special interest in targeted molecular therapy and his approach to care emphasizes personalized medicine and experimental therapeutics. As an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Kato instructs medical students, residents and fellows. His research interests include clinical trials and the design of new, more effective drugs for individualized therapy. Dr. Kato has coauthored peer-reviewed articles, which have been published in Nature Cell Biology and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, among others. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Kato was an assistant professor in the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Kato completed a fellowship in investigational cancer therapeutics at MD Anderson Cancer Center, a fellowship in hematology-oncology, and a fellowship in pathology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, Japan and at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York. Dr. Kato earned his medical degree from Nippon Medical School. He is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.

200 W Arbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 543-6222

Dr. Shumei Kato, MD

Dr. Shumei Kato, MD

Accepted insurance

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Kato

Dr. Kato's Experience

0%ExperienceMatch
Dr. Kato's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Oncology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
3

Conditions Treated

  • Anemia
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
1

Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy

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.

Education

Education data for Dr. Kato is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kato has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Kato does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Kato and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Kato's Reviews

Help millions of people find the right doctor. Share your experience today!
Are you Dr. Kato?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Kato

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kato accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

Hematology
(11)
Neurosurgery
(17)
Medical Oncology
(8)
Radiation Oncology
(6)
Hematology & Oncology
(19)