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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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