Larkin Elderon Kao, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Larkin  Kao


Dr. Kao, MD is a practicing Psychiatrist in Boston, MA. Dr. Kao graduated from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine in 2013. She completed a residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Kao also practices at Brigham and Womens Physicians Organization Inc. in Jamaica Plain, MA.


  • University of California, San Francisco, MD
  • Dartmouth College, BA


  • Published on 8/22/2023

    Yue H, Shah SB, Modzelewski KL, Knobel M, Copeli F, Kao L. A Grave Set of Diagnoses: A Case of Mania with Comorbid Autoimmune Thyroiditis Precipitated by Multiple Sclerosis Treatment. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2023 Sep-Oct 01; 31(5):242-247. PMID: 37615524.

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  • Published on 7/6/2020

    Torous J, Nakamura Z, Rosen J, Ho P, Pelic C, Kao LE, Kasick D, Witowsky J, Meyer F. Medical Student Utilization of a Novel Web-Based Platform (Psy-Q) for Question-Based Learning in Psychiatry: Pilot Questionnaire Study. JMIR Med Educ. 2020 Jul 06; 6(2):e18340. PMID: 32628114.

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  • Published on 4/3/2020

    Montalvo C, Kao LE. A Call to Arms, Not to Disarm: The Importance of Psychiatric Care in the Acute Medical Setting During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Psychosomatics. 2020 Sep-Oct; 61(5):581-582. PMID: 32354552.

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  • Published on 2/4/2019

    Eipper-Mains JE, Kao LE, Gitlin DF, Peteet JR. Life-Threatening Mistrust: Assessing and Enhancing Capacity to Trust. Psychosomatics. 2019 Nov - Dec; 60(6):606-611. PMID: 30792023.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Kao LE, Shah SB, Pargament KI, Griffith JL, Peteet JR. "Gambling with God": A Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound with Religious Motivation in the Context of a Mixed-Mood Episode. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2019 Jan/Feb; 27(1):65-72. PMID: 30614888.

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  • Published on 6/23/2017

    Kao LE, Lokko HN, Gallivan K, O'Brien V, Peteet JR. A Model of Collaborative Spiritual and Psychiatric Care of Oncology Patients. Psychosomatics. 2017 Nov - Dec; 58(6):614-623. PMID: 28734556.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Elderon L, Peteet JR. Directions in Psychiatry. The meaning of despair: existential and spiritual dimensions of depression and its treatment. 2016; 36(1):55-69.

  • Published on 4/11/2013

    Elderon L, Whooley MA. Depression and cardiovascular disease. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2013 May-Jun; 55(6):511-23. PMID: 23621961.

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  • Published on 8/23/2011

    Elderon L, Smolderen KG, Na B, Whooley MA. Accuracy and prognostic value of American Heart Association: recommended depression screening in patients with coronary heart disease: data from the Heart and Soul Study. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011 Sep; 4(5):533-40. PMID: 21862720.

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  • Published on 12/28/2010

    Stitham J, Arehart E, Elderon L, Gleim SR, Douville K, Kasza Z, Fetalvero K, MacKenzie T, Robb J, Martin KA, Hwa J. Comprehensive biochemical analysis of rare prostacyclin receptor variants: study of association of signaling with coronary artery obstruction. J Biol Chem. 2011 Mar 04; 286(9):7060-9. PMID: 21189259.

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