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Jerry Chao, MD

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Jerry Chao MD Jerry Chao MD



  • Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
Medical Biography
Clinical Interests
  • Adult and pediatric craniomaxillofacial reconstruction
  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Breast reduction and mastopexy
  • Reconstruction after Moh's Surgery
  • Facial cosmetic Surgery
  • Asian eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • General reconstruction surgery
  • Medical School
    • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital - General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    • Children's National Medical Center - Craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery
Board Certified
Plastic Surgery

Dr. Jerry Chao is Assistant Professor of Surgery at The George Washington University, and is board-certified in plastic surgery.  Dr. Chao graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after which he obtained his medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.  He then completed a combined residency in general surgery and plastic surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery.  He currently performs surgery at The George Washington University Hospital and Children’s National Medical Center.

Dr. Chao has a special interest in reconstruction and aesthetic contouring of the craniomaxillofacial region, and is a member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. His other areas of expertise are cleft lip and palate, eyelid and facial surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, and body contouring.  His research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at national meetings. Dr. Chao has developed an interest in the international scope of medicine by spending time in Asia and Africa during his medical training.



  • Cosmetic facial surgery
  • Facial trauma and facial fractures
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Cleft lip and Palate


  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift / mastopexy
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast reconstruction after mastectomy


  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Liposuction
  • Panniculectomy
  • Body contouring


  • Skin cancer removal
  • Reconstruction after Moh’s surgery
  • Mole removal
  • Skin lesions and cysts
  • Complex wound reconstruction