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About Deborah Kado, MD

Deborah Kado, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor who specializes in caring for people with osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. She directs the osteoporosis program at UC San Diego Health and sees patients in the Endocrinology outpatient clinic in La Jolla.

As a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Kado instructs medical students, residents and fellows. Her primary research interests are in understanding the pathogenesis and adverse health outcomes associated with age-related changes in spinal posture. She is a successfully funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) researcher and is an internationally recognized expert in her field.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2012, Dr. Kado served on faculty at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the Department of Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

She completed fellowship training in geriatric and osteoporosis clinical research at UCSF, a fellowship in geriatric medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, and a residency in internal medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Kado earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and holds a master's of science degree in epidemiology from UCLA School of Public Health. She is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

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For more information, see Endocrinology and Diabetes and Osteoporosis.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Residency

  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship

  • UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Master's Degree

  • UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2012-08-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Kyphosis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Age-Related Spine Deformities
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bone Disease
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted