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James Chao, MD

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Dr. James Chao, MD

Contact

Office
8901 Activity Road
San Diego, CA 92126
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Accepts new patients

Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

Biography

Dr. James Chao is fellowship-trained in hand and microvascular surgery. He specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, as well as cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, reconstructive breast surgery and body contour surgery. He is also committed to developing new plastic surgery technologies.


Dr. Chao is a former professor of surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UC San Diego from 2004-2012.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, 2001

Medical Education

  • New York University School of Medicine, MD, 1993
  • University of Miami School of Medicine, 1990

Residencies

  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Plastic Surgery, 1998
  • New York University/Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, 1998
  • New York University Medical Center, General Surgery, 1996

Fellowships

  • New York University/Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery of the Hand, 1999
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