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Patricia F. Kao, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Medicine
Division of Nephrology

Specialty Areas

Kidney Disease
Dialysis Management

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, electrolyte abnormalities, renal disease in pregnancy, high blood pressure, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy.

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research



Center for Advanced Medicine
Medicine Multispecialty Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 5
Office Phone: 314-362-7603
Fax: 314-747-5213

Forest Park Kidney Center

4205 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-286-0800
Fax: 314-286-0808

Office Phone: 314-286-0800
Fax: 314-286-0808



Fellowship, Nephrology: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 2007
Residency, Internal Medicine: University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 2004
Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 2001
MS, Biomedical Engineering: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 1997

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Kao PF1,2, Chen YR3, Liu XB1, DeCarli C2,4, Seeley WW5, Jin LW1,2. Detection of TDP-43 oligomers in frontotemporal lobar degeneration-TDP. Ann Neurol. 2015 Aug;78(2):211-21. doi: 10.1002/ana.24431. Epub 2015 Jun 30. 


Zhan X1, Jickling GC1, Ander BP1, Stamova B1, Liu D1, Kao PF2, Zelin MA2, Jin LW2, DeCarli C3, Sharp FR1. Myelin basic protein associates with AβPP, Aβ1-42, and amyloid plaques in cortex of Alzheimer's disease brain. J Alzheimers Dis. 2015;44(4):1213-29. doi: 10.3233/JAD-142013. 


Fang YS1, Tsai KJ2, Chang YJ3, Kao P4, Woods R4, Kuo PH5, Wu CC2, Liao JY6, Chou SC7, Lin V8, Jin LW4, Yuan HS5, Cheng IH6, Tu PH9, Chen YR1. Full-length TDP-43 forms toxic amyloid oligomers that are present in frontotemporal lobar dementia-TDP patients. Nat Commun. 2014 Sep 12;5:4824. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5824. 


Banigan MG1, Kao PF, Kozubek JA, Winslow AR, Medina J, Costa J, Schmitt A, Schneider A, Cabral H, Cagsal-Getkin O, Vanderburg CR, Delalle I. Differential expression of exosomal microRNAs in prefrontal cortices of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder patients. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e48814. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048814. Epub 2013 Jan 30. 


Kao PF1, Banigan MG, Vanderburg CR, McKee AC, Polgar PR, Seshadri S, Delalle I. Increased expression of TrkB and Capzb2 accompanies preserved cognitive status in early Alzheimer disease pathology. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2012 Jul;71(7):654-64. doi: 10.1097/NEN.0b013e31825d06b7.


Gräff J1, Rei D, Guan JS, Wang WY, Seo J, Hennig KM, Nieland TJ, Fass DM, Kao PF, Kahn M, Su SC, Samiei A, Joseph N, Haggarty SJ, Delalle I, Tsai LH. An epigenetic blockade of cognitive functions in the neurodegenerating brain. Nature. 2012 Feb 29;483(7388):222-6. doi: 10.1038/nature10849.


Kao PF1, Davis DA, Banigan MG, Vanderburg CR, Seshadri S, Delalle I. Modulators of cytoskeletal reorganization in CA1 hippocampal neurons show increased expression in patients at mid-stage Alzheimer's disease. PLoS One. 2010 Oct 13;5(10):e13337. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013337.


Kao P1, Needlman RD, Stein MT. A toddler with hair fascination. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2010 Apr;31(3 Suppl):S68-71. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e3181d8324b.


Foley KF1, Kao P. Clin Lab Sci. 2007 Spring;20(2):84-8. Biomarkers for inflammatory bowel disease.

Areas of Research Interest

Curriculum theory and medical education; estimating equations of kidney function.