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About Kathryn A. Gold, MD
Kathryn A. Gold, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancers of the lung, head and neck. She uses numerous forms of therapy such as chemotherapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy to offer the best possible treatment options for her patients.
As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Gold instructs medical students, residents and fellows and UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her clinical and translational research interests include lung and head and neck cancer, with a focus on targeted therapies and immunotherapies.
She has presented her work at both national and international medical conferences. Dr. Gold has coauthored many articles, and her research has appeared in The Lancet Oncology, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and The New England Journal of Medicine, among others.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Gold was an assistant professor in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Dr. Gold completed a fellowship in medical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she was selected for her clinical and leadership abilities to serve as chief fellow. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Gold earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association of Cancer Research and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.
Outside of work, Dr. Gold enjoys exploring San Diego with her husband and young son. She also enjoys running, hiking and traveling.
UC San Diego Health Links
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- Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
- University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
- The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- Medical Oncology
Conditions and Treatments
- Lung Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
- In this episode, we talk to Kathryn Gold, MD, a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of head, neck and lung cancer, about clinical trials — what they are, why someone might want to participate in one, and how they might get started.