Roy Kao

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation


Administrator Info
Name: Linsey Roschen
Phone: 612-626-6553

Dr. Kao graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and completed combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at ChristianaCare and Nemours Children's Hospital in Delaware, chief residency in internal medicine at ChristianaCare, pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and adult hematology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He was previously a faculty member at UCLA, based at Mattel Children's Hospital in Los Angeles and Miller Children's and Women's Hospital in Long Beach and specializing in pediatric hematology/oncology and pain and palliative care. He joins the University of Minnesota specializing in non-malignant hematology and the use of hematopoietic cell transplantation and gene therapy for a variety of diseases.

Research Summary

  • Hematopoietic cell transplantation and gene therapy for non-malignant disorders including sickle cell disease and thalassemia
  • Supportive care for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Teaching Summary

Resident, fellow, and student education in general hematology

Clinical Summary

Non-malignant (benign) hematology; Hematopoietic cell transplantation Gene therapy; Bone marrow failure; Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis



MD, Brown University

Professional Memberships

American Society of Transplant and Cellular Therapy
American Society of Hematology