Johnathan Kao, MD, MPH
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Johnathan Kao, MD, MPH

  • Pediatrics|
  • Internal Medicine
Average rating: 4.9
| 214 ratings
Downtown Los Angeles Primary & Specialty Care | 700 West 7th Street, Suite S270, Los Angeles, CA 90017


Dr. Johnathan Kao is a primary care physician who practices in downtown LA. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and his clinical interests include primary care for all ages, preventative care, HIV management and prevention, and LGBTQ+ health.

Dr. Kao received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine where he also completed a certificate in Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. He then went on to do additional training through the HIV Clinical Leadership Program at LAC+USC where he provided care for patients living with HIV through the county health clinics, jail system, and street medicine teams.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Kao enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and exploring local bookstores.




Medical Board Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2020
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2020


HIV Clinical Leadership Program, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2022


Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 2020


MD, Michigan State Univ College of Human Medicine, 2016


Areas of Focus


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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