Katherine L. Kahn, MD

Katherine Kahn, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research




Internal Medicine



Health Policy, Rand Corporation, 1977 - 1978
Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 1979 - 1982


Internal Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 1976 - 1977


MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1976


Internal Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 1978 - 1980

Board Certifications

Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1994
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980

Contact Information


(310) 206-6232 - UCLA Internal Medicine, Suite 420

Scientific Interests

Dr. Katherine Kahn's research focuses on quality of care measurements, quality improvement, the influence of structure of care on process and outcome and predictors of patient outcomes.

Highlighted Publications

Kahn KL, Adams JL, Weeks JC, Chrischilles EA, Schrag D, Ayanian JZ, Kiefe CI, Ganz PA, Bhoopalam N, Potosky AL, Harrington DP, Fletcher RH. Adjuvant chemotherapy use and adverse events among older patients with stage III colon cancer. JAMA. 2010 Mar 17;303(11):1037-45.

Klabunde CN, Ambs A, Keating NL, He Y, Doucette WR, Tisnado D, Clauser S, Kahn KL. The role of primary care physicians in cancer care. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Sep;24(9):1029-36. Epub 2009 Jul 14

Keating NL, Landrum MB, Klabunde CN, Fletcher RH, Rogers SO, Doucette WR, Tisnado D, Clauser S, Kahn KL. Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer: do physicians agree about the importance of patient age and comorbidity? J Clin Oncol. 2008 May 20;26(15):2532-7.

Kahn KL, Schneider EC, Malin JL, Adams JL, Epstein AM. Patient centered experiences in breast cancer: predicting long-term adherence to tamoxifen use. Med Care. 2007 May;45(5):431-9.

Malin JL, Schneider EC, Epstein AM, Adams J, Emanuel EJ, Kahn KL. Results of the National Initiative for Cancer Care Quality: how can we improve the quality of cancer care in the United States? J Clin Oncol. 2006 Feb 1;24(4):626-34. Epub 2006 Jan 9