May Tao

last updated 6/2/2017

May Lin Tao

Coordinator at UCLA School of Medicine

Company:
UCLA School of Medicine

General Information

Experience

Student - Tufts University

Research Assistant - Tufts-New England Medical Center

Education

BS - Biology , Yale University

MDNew York University School of Medicine

Master's degree - Health Services , UCLA School of Public Health

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EpicCare - Care Partners

May Lin Tao, M.D., M.S.
May Lin Tao May Lin Tao, M.D., M.S. "I believe in individualized 'best' care. Providing such means not only offering the latest and greatest technological options for your disease but also understanding what your values are. I pledge to take the time to understand what's important to you, educate you in a meaningful manner, and ultimately, through a shared decision making process, determine a treatment approach that best addresses both your disease and your needs as a person." Dr. Tao graduated from Yale University and received her MD from New York University School of Medicine. She completed 2 years of post-graduate training in pediatric medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and her residency in radiation oncology at the Harvard Joint Center of Radiation Therapy in Boston. During her residency, she also obtained a master's degree in health services research from the UCLA School of Public Health. She was then on faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine and was the co-director of their Pediatric Brain Tumor Program. She has been board certified in radiation oncology since 1998 and has worked on a national level developing methods to measure quality of cancer care and quality of life in cancer patients. Dr. Tao is board certified in Radiation Oncology. She holds or has held leadership roles in the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) and Quality Research in Radiation Oncology (QRRO). She has been a principal investigator for several funded clinical trials, and has had numerous academic publications. She also actively consults for RAND Health, a "think tank" in health research. Her areas of special interest are breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and skin cancers.

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Radiation Oncology Research Team | Vantage Oncology

May Lin Tao, MD , Director of Outcomes ResearchDr. Tao graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biology and received her MD from New York University School of Medicine.She completed two years of post-graduate training in pediatric medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and then her residency in Radiation Oncology at the Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Oncology in Boston.She has a Master's degree in Health Services from the UCLA School of Public Health.She spent two years as an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at UCLA School of Medicine, where she was the co-director of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program.She joined Valley Radiotherapy Associates (VRA) in October 2000 and holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment at UCLA where she continues to teach residents and do research in the area of health-related quality of life.She has written several original publications and book chapters on pediatric malignancies, quality of life methods and quality of life outcomes in breast and pediatric cancers and has been an invited speaker on these topics.She has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense Program for Breast Cancer Research, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Radiological Society of North America and the American Cancer Society.Areas of expertise include pediatric malignancies, breast cancer and quality of life methods and outcomes.Additionally, she speaks Mandarin Chinese

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Physician Biographies

May Lin Tao, M.D.May Lin Tao, M.D.Dr. May Lin Tao joined Valley Radiotherapy Associates in 2000 and is a board certified Radiation Oncologist and practices at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.She graduated from the Yale University with a B.S. degree in Biology and received her M.D. from New York University School of Medicine.She completed two years of post-graduate training in pediatric medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and then her residency in Radiation Oncology at the Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy in Boston.She has a Master of Science degree in Health Services from the UCLA School of Public Health.She spent two years as an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at UCLA School of Medicine, where she was the co-director of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program.She holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment at UCLA where she continues to teach residents and do research in the area of health-related quality of life.She has written several original publications and book chapters on pediatric malignancies, quality of life methods, and quality of life outcomes in breast and pediatric cancers and has been an invited speaker on these topics.She has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense Program for Breast Cancer Research, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Radiological Society of North America and the American Cancer Society.

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