Dr. Hong Gao, MD, PhD

Hong Gao, M.D.Dr. Gao began her practice in gastroenterology after completing her Gastroenterology Fellowship at Yale University. In addition to general gastrointestinal diseases, her particular areas of interest include acute and chronic liver diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, Celiac disease, management of women’s gastroenterological issues and colon cancer screening. She oversees the Hepatitis C Clinic in our Carson City office.

Dr. Gao had many years experience in academic medicine, including teaching and medical research. Her special research interest was in liver disease. She has been published in numerous medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. Her research has been presented in national and international meetings. Dr. Gao is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Dr. Gao believes that one of the most important skills of a physician is to listen to patients. She is passionate about providing health education to her patients as well as the general public. She actively supports and participates in patient support groups, such as Hepatitis C support group and Celiac Disease support group.

In her spare time, Dr. Gao enjoys reading, exploring nature and spending time with her husband and friends.


Carson City Office
1385 Vista Lane
Carson City, Nevada 89703
Phone: (775) 884-4567
Fax: (775) 884-4569 Gardnerville Office

Gardnerville Office
1520 Virginia Ranch Rd, Ste 2B
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Phone: (775) 783-4818
Fax: (775) 783-4828

Accepting new patients:

Dr. Gao is accepting new patients

Primary Specialty:


Medical Education:

Beijing Medical University
Beijing, P.R. China: 1986

Doctor of Philosophy:

Public Health: 1991
Beijing Medical University, Beijing, P.R. China


Internal Medicine: 2000-2003
St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT, affiliated to Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY


Gastroenterology: 2003-2006
Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, New Haven, CT

Honors and Awards::

  • Medical Resident Outstanding Performance Award, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Emergency Department, 2003
  • Kushlan Award for Excellence in Research, Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, 2006

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine: 2003
  • Subspecialty Board in Gastroenterology: 2006

In Practice Since:



GI Consultants is accredited by the following: Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, Screen for Life, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc., Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, American College of Physicians - Internal Medicine, and is Board Certified by the American College of Gastroenterology.