Jerome D. Chao, M.D., FACS, was appointed Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, New York in July. He most recently served as Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Albany Medical Center, directing the clinical, education and research programs of the division. In July of 2010, Dr. Chao transitioned from academic medicine to private practice, establishing Certified Plastic Surgery of New York and Upstate Hair Restoration.
A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Chao received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and completed his plastic surgery residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago. He was the Robert E. Carroll Fellow in orthopaedic hand surgery at The New York Orthopaedic Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chao is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
A member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Dr. Chao is an expert in and specializes in Follicular Unit Extraction, or “FUE” utilizing the Neograft, or Medicamat S.A.F.E.R.® [Suction Assisted Follicular Extraction and Reimplantation] automated hair micro-graft technique, providing minimal scar hair transplantation for both women and men, from eyebrow restoration to treating male pattern baldness.
Dr. Chao believes a team approach to care results in the best outcomes, stating, “The patient always comes first. My staff and I are devoted to helping patients improve the way they look and feel, every step of the way.
Education 1986-1990: Harvard University; Cambridge, MA 1990-1995: College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University; New York, New York
Training 1995-1998: Residency: General Surgery at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University; Chicago Illinois 1999-2002: Residency: Plastic Surgery at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University; Chicago, Illinois 2002-2003: Fellowship: Orthopaedic Hand Surgery – Robert E. Carroll Hand and Microvascular Fellowship at The New York Orthopaedic Hospital of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; New York, New York
Teaching Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
Affiliations American Board of Plastic Surgery American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery American Association for Hand Surgery International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
Jerome D. Chao, MD, FACS
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