Dr. James J. Chao , MD

General Surgery and Hand Surgery

(858) 952-1548

Oasis Sports Medical Group
8901 Activity Rd
San Diego, CA 92126


Dr. Chao is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and serves as a committee member on the Plastic Surgery Research Council. Dr. Chao has been the recipient of numerous prestigious state and national research awards. For two consecutive years, he has been honored by the New York Regional Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (NYRSPRS) for his research accomplishments. The ultimate goal of Dr. Chao's research efforts is to pioneer new state of the art technologies for plastic surgery patients that is not available anywhere else. In addition to his clinical practice and research, Dr. Chao trains residents and teaches medical students daily on the art and principles of plastic surgery where he has been acknowledged with two special teaching awards. In addition, his charitable work extends internationally as a surgeon and Medical Board member for the Fresh Start Surgery organization which he was recently honored by the San Diego community with the 2008 Health Hero's Award. Dr. Chao's special interests include cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the hand and upper extremity, aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contour surgery, and the development of new technologies in the field of plastic surgery. He welcomes an opportunity to discuss your plastic surgery needs in a comprehensive private consultation.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 26 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: New York University

Graduation Date: in 1993

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital

Specialties: General Surgery and Hand Surgery

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cash/Self pay
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Healthcare
  • Health Net
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare

Dr. Chao's Office Information

Fax: (855) 540-7563
Website: oasismd.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM-5:00 PM

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