Thai Cao

Thai Cao, M.D.

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Department, Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Thai Cao, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Hematology/Oncology
Areas of Expertise
  • Bone marrow transplantation
Thai Cao, M.D., is a board-certified hematologist with subspecialty training in stem cell transplantation and is a member of the City of Hope/Kaiser Bone Marrow Transplantation Team.
Originally from Vietnam, Cao immigrated to the United States when he was 5years old. He grew up in Kansas, where he stayed for medical school and his internship and residency. For his fellowship, he journeyed to San Francisco, where he trained in hematology and bone marrow transplantation.
He finished his training in 2004 and joined the faculty of the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the University of Utah, where he worked for nine years. During that time, he was involved in translational and clinical research.
Cao says that his subspecialty requires that he work extremely closely with an integrated team. That team includes not only other physicians, but nurses, laboratory personnel, social workers and countless others. With his teammates, he cares for patients with potentially life-threatening diseases, including many types of cancer.
Bone marrow and stem cell transplants require not only medical expertise, Cao says, but also a deep understanding of the emotional state of his patients. He is proud and privileged to provide the best and most advanced care for patients and their families.
When he’s not working, he says his kids keep him very busy. He takes his bike out to various trails in Southern California, and loves the area's rich ecological and social diversity.
  • 2013-present, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2013-present, Staff Physician, Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Southern California Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010-2013, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


  • 1994, M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 1990, B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA


  • 1997-Hematology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 1999, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
  • 2000-2003, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Laboratory of Dr. Judith A. Shizuru, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA


  • 1994-1997, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • 1997-2007, Board Certified Internal Medicine
  • 2001-2021, Board Certified Hematology
  • 2005-present, State of Utah Medical Licensure
  • 1997-present, American Society of Hematology
  • 1997-present, State of California Medical Licensure
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