To practice with compassion, respect, dignity, and sensitivity.
To partner with the patient and individualize treatment according to their different needs.
To practice evidence-based medicine and promote quality of care.
To promote wellness and prevention.
Specialties and Services
Evaluation and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders
Colon Cancer Screening
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy)
American Gastroenterological Association
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
About Dr. Kao
Dr. James Kao completed his undergraduate studies majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, where he graduated Magna cum Laude along with Graduation with Distinction. Afterwards, he finished medical school at Duke University School of Medicine earning his MD degree. He then trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky, after which he had further subspecialty training in Gastroenterology at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson program in New Jersey.
Dr. Kao is board certified in Gastroenterology and is member of several national GI societies. He has had several publications in addition to presentations at local, regional, and national meetings.
Kao J, Kwok K, Das KM. Inducing and maintaining remission in ulcerative colitis: role of high-dose, extended-release mesalamine. J Clin Gastroenterol 44: 531-5, 2010.
Kao J, Geroski DF, Edelhauser HF. Transscleral Permeability of Fluorescent-Labeled Antibiotics. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 21: 1-10, 2005.
Rich JN, Reardon DA, Peery T, Dowell JM, Quinn JA, Penne KL, Wilstrand CJ, Van Duyn LB, Dancey JE, McLendon RE, Kao JC, Stenzel TT, Ahmed Rasheed BK, Tourt-Uhlig SE, Herndon JE 2nd, Vredenburgh JJ, Sampson JH, Friedman AH, Bigner DD, Friedman HS. Phase II Trial of Gefitinib in Recurrent Glioblastoma. J Clin Oncol 22: 133-142, 2004.
Kao J, Fortner CN, Liu LH, Shull G, and Paul RJ. Ablation of the SERCA3 gene alters epithelium-dependent relaxation in mouse tracheal smooth muscle. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 277: L264-L270, 1999.
Fortner CN, Kao J, Paul RJ, and Lorenz JN. Pulmonary Function Studies in Mice: Comparison of In Vitro and In Vivo Findings. FASEB Journal 11: A347, 1997.
Kao J, Liu L, Shull G, and Paul RJ. Epithelial-Dependent Relaxation in Trachea from SERCA3 “Knockout” Mice. FASEB Journal 11: A534, 1997.
Trivedi C, Kao J, Saxena M, Shen E, Das K, Ebert E. Efficacy, Safety and Durability of Anti-TNF Therapy in the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 2008 (Poster presentation, Abstract # 1147).
Kao, James. 54-Year-Old with Abdominal Pain (metastatic small cell cancer to the liver). Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, May 2006 (Oral presentation).
Kao, James. Rocky Mountain Spot-less Fever? Society of General Internal Medicine – Southern Regional Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2006 (Oral presentation).
Goncalves BMT, Kao JC, Family F, Berglin CL, Grossniklaus HE. Fractal Modeling of Choroidal Neovascularization. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2004 (Poster presentation, E-Abstract 1782).
Berglin LC, Holley G, Yanni S, Grossniklaus HE, Hernault NL, Nie X, Yang H, Kao JC, et al. A new RPE flatmount technique for comparative morphometric analysis using Alizarin Red staining, confocal and electron microscopy in different species. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2004 (Poster presentation, E-Abstract 3678).
Kao JC, Geroski DF, Edelhauser HF. Transscleral Permeability of Fluorescent-Labeled Antibiotics. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2004 (Poster presentation, E-Abstract 5044).
Kao, James. Relationship Between Epidermal Growth Receptor Status and Response to ZD 1839 in Glioblastoma Multiforme. 2002 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Meeting of Medical Student Fellows, May 2002 (Oral Presentation).