Dr. James J Chao MD Plastic Surgeon

Dr. James Chao is a plastic surgeon in San Diego, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Sharp Memorial Hospital and UC San Diego Health System. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 15 years. He is one of 26 doctors at Sharp Memorial Hospital and one of 8 at UC San Diego Health System who specialize in Plastic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Plastic Surgeon: General Plastic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

New York University School of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, 1993 - 1996

New York University School of Medicine
Residency, Plastic Surgery, 1996 - 1998

New York University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Hand Surgery, 1998 - 1999

New York University School of Medicine
Class of 1993

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certified in Plastic Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

NY State Medical License
Active through 2013

TX State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Telemedicine and surgical education across borders: a case report.
Gosman, A.A., Fischer, C.A., Agha, Z., Sigler, A., Chao, J.J., Dobke, M.K.

Posttraumatic thumb reconstruction.
Muzaffar, A.R., Chao, J.J., Friedrich, J.B., Freidrich, J.B.

Oral nutritional supplementation accelerates skin wound healing: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-arm, crossover study.
Brown, S.A., Coimbra, M., Coberly, D.M., Chao, J.J., Rohrich, R.J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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