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Albert Chao, MD


915 Olentangy River Rd
Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43212

Phone: (614) 366-1704

Email: chao.108@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Assistant Professor-Clinical, Plastic Surgery

Physician, FGP-Plastic Surgery

 

Academic Advising

2012 - present Joseph Meyerson, The Ohio State University.
2012 - present John Hulsen, The Ohio State University.
2012 - present Ibrahim Khansa, The Ohio State University.
2012 - present Michelle Coriddi, The Ohio State University.
2013 - present Juan Carlos The Ohio State University.
2011 - 2012 Frederick Durden, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2012.
2011 - 2012 Matthew Talarczyk, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2012.
2012 - 2013 Santosh Kale, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2013.
2012 - 2013 Brian Bradow, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2013.
2013 - 2014 Theodore Nagel, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2014.
 

Certifications

2010 - present State of Texas Medical License: Texas Medical Board
2011 - present State of Ohio Medical License: State Medical Board of Ohio
2012 - present American Board of Plastic Surgery: American Board of Plastic Surgery
 

Chapters in Books

Chao AH, Miller MJ, Yu P. "Omental and enteric flaps." In Operative Microsurgery. Edited by Boyd JB, Jones NF. -. New York City: McGraw-Hill, January 2015.

Chao AH, Hanasono MM. "Scalp and Calvarial reconstruction." In Reconstructive Surgery of the Head and Neck. Edited by Hanasono MM, Robb GL, Skoracki RJ, Yu P. -.

Chao AH, McCann GA, Fowler JM. "Additional Plastic Surgery Procedures." In An Atlas of Gynecologic Oncology: Investigation and Surgery, Fourth Edition. Edited by Smith JR, Del Priore G, Coleman RL, Monagha JM. -.

 

Degrees

2001 B.S., University of Michigan

2005 M.D., University Of Chicago

 

Editorial Activities

2013 - present Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
2013 - present Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
2013 - present BMC Cancer
2014 - present Microsurgery
2014 - present Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2014 - present Microsurgery
2014 - present Gynecologic Oncology
2014 - present Annals of Surgical Oncology
2015 - present International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics
2015 - present Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN) of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS): Patient Safety Section
2015 - present Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN) of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS): Research & Technology Section
2015 - present Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN) of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
 

Honors

2001 - present Thesis received with Highest Honors. University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
2001 - present Graduation with Highest Distinction. University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
2005 - present Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
2009 - present Resident Teaching Award. Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
2015 - present Beahm Best Breast Paper for "The Impact of Intraoperative Vascular Compromise on Outcomes in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction". American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.
 

Journal Articles

Wu LC, Djohan RS, Liu TS, Chao AH, Lohman RF, Song DH. "Proximal vascular pedicle preservation for sartorius muscle flap transposition." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 117, no. 1. (January 2006.): 253-8.

Chao AH, Chang DW, Shuaib SW, Hanasono MM. "The effect of neoadjuvant versus adjuvant irradiation on microvascular free flap reconstruction in sarcoma patients." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 129, no. 3. (March 2012.): 675-82.

Tung TH, Chao AH, Moore AM. "Obturator nerve transfer for femoral nerve reconstruction: Anatomic study and clinical application." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 130, no. 5. (December 2012.): 1066-74.

Nosrati N, Chao AH, Chang DW, Yu P. "Lower extremity reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh flap." Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Vol. 28, no. 4. (May 2012.): 227-34.

Chao AH, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Demonte F, Hanasono MM. "Microsurgical reconstruction of composite scalp and calvarial defects in patients with cancer: A 10-year experience." Head & Neck. Vol. 34, no. 12. (December 2012.): 1759-1764.

Khansa I, Chao AH, Taghizadeh M, Nagel T, Wang D, Tiwari P. "A systematic approach to emergent breast free flap takeback: Clinical outcomes, algorithm, and review of the literature." Microsurgery. Vol. (Epub), (August 2013.): (Epub)-.

Chao AH, Meyerson J, Povoski SP, Kocak E. "A review of devices used in the monitoring of microvascular free tissue transfers." Expert Review of Medical Devices. Vol. 10, no. 5. (September 2013.): 649-60.

Chao AH, Neimanis SA, Chang DW, Lewis VO, Hanasono MM. "Reconstruction after internal hemipelvectomy: outcomes and reconstructive algorithm." Annals of Plastic Surgery. Vol. 74, no. 3. (July 2013.): 342-349.

Chao AH, Gangopadhyay N, Tenenbaum MJ, Myckatyn TM. "Ultrapulse carbon dioxide versus traditional deepithelialization in reduction mammoplasty and mastopexy: clinical outcomes and cost analysis.." Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Vol. 66, no. 12. (December 2013.): e387-9.

Chao AH, Sturgis EM, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Guadagnolo BA, Hanasono MM. "Reconstructive outcomes in patients with head and neck sarcoma." Head & Neck. Vol. 35, no. 5. (May 2013.): 677-83.

Lee El, Chao AH, Skoracki RJ, Yu P, Demonte F, Hanasono MM. "Outcomes of calvarial reconstruction in cancer patients." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 133, no. 3. (March 2014.): 675-82.

Kocak E, Nagel TW, Hulsen JH 3rd, Carruthers KH, Povoski SP, Salgado CJ, Chao AH. "Biologic matrices in oncologic breast reconstruction after mastectomy." Expert Review of Medical Devices. Vol. 11, no. 1. (January 2014.): 65-75.

Chao AH, Khansa I, Kaiser C, Bell J, Miller MJ. "The differential impact of plastic surgery subspecialties on the financial performance of an academic clinic practice." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 133, no. 6. (June 2014.): 748e-55e.

Chao AH, Coriddi M, Miller MJ. "Reconstruction of extensive defects with combined transverse-vertical rectus abdominis (cruciate) myocutaneous flaps." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 133, no. 3. (March 2014.): 442e-443e.

Chao AH, McCann GA, Fowler JM. "Bilateral groin reconstruction with a single anterolateral thigh perforator flap as an alternative to traditional myocutaneous flaps." Gynecologic Oncology Case Reports. Vol. 9, (May 2014.): 15-17.

Chao AH, Lamp S. "Current approaches to free flap monitoring." Plastic Surgical Nursing. Vol. 34, no. 2. (June 2014.): 52-6.

Chao AH, McCann GA, Fowler JM. "Alternatives to commonly used pelvic reconstruction procedures in gynecologic oncology." Gynecologic Oncology. Vol. 134, no. 1. (July 2014.): 172-80.

Chao AH, Khansa I, Farrar WB, Miller MJ. "Process outcomes in breast reconstruction and the impact of a comprehensive breast center." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 134, no. 5. (November 2014.): 675e-681e.

Chao AH, Mayerson JL, Chandawarkar R, Scharschmidt TJ. "Surgical management of soft tissue sarcomas: Extremity sarcomas." Journal of Surgical Oncology. Vol. (Epub), (October 2014.): (Epub)-.

Chao AH, Hulsen J. "Bone-supported arch bars are associated with comparable outcomes to Erich arch bars in the treatment of mandibular fractures with maxillomandibular fixation." Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Vol. 73, no. 2. (February 2015.): 306-313.

Chao AH, Coriddi M. "The impact of intraoperative vascular compromise on outcomes in microsurgical breast reconstruction." Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. -.

 

Presentations

"The effect of neoadjuvant versus adjuvant irradiation on microvascular free flap reconstruction in sarcoma patients." Presented at American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, US|USA. (January 2012)

"Microsurgical reconstruction of composite scalp and calvarial defects in cancer patients: A 10-year experience." Presented at American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, US|USA. (January 2012)

"Outcomes following calvarial reconstruction in 269 cancer patients." Presented at American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, US|USA. (April 2013)

"Reconstruction after internal hemipelvectomy: outcomes and reconstructive algorithm." Presented at American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Naples, FL, US|USA. (January 2013)

"Reconstruction of extensive defects with combined transverse-vertical rectus abdominus (cruciate) myocutaneous flaps." Presented at Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons (OVSPS) Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, US|USA. (June 2013)

"Microsurgical reconstruction of composite scalp and calvarial defects in cancer patients: A 10-year experience." Presented at World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, US|USA. (July 2013)

"The effect of neoadjuvant versus adjuvant irradiation on microvascular free flap reconstruction in sarcoma patients." Presented at World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, US|USA. (July 2013)

"A systematic approach to emergent breast free flap takeback: Clinical outcomes, algorithm, and review of the literature." Presented at Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons (OVSPS) Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, US|USA. (June 2013)

"The financial impact of microsurgical breast reconstruction at an academic medical center." Presented at American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Kauai, HI, US|USA. (January 2014)

"A systematic approach to emergent breast free flap takeback: Clinical outcomes, algorithm, and review of the literature." Presented at American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Kauai, HI, US|USA. (January 2014)

"Process outcomes in breast reconstruction and the impact of a comprehensive breast center." Presented at American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, US|USA. (October 2014)

"The differential impact of plastic surgery subspecialties on the financial performance of an academic clinical practice." Presented at American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, US|USA. (October 2014)

"Microsurgical reconstruction of oncologic head and neck defects." Presented at Rabin Medical Center Department of Head & Neck Surgery and Plastic Surgery Conference, Tel Aviv, IL|ISR. (December 2014)

"The impact of intraoperative microvascular compromise on outcomes in microsurgical breast reconstruction." Presented at American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Paradise Island, BS|BHS. (January 2015)

"The impact of intraoperative microvascular compromise on outcomes in microsurgical breast reconstruction." Presented at World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM) Annual Meeting, Mumbai, IN|IND. (March 2015)

"Surgical treatments for lymphedema and lipedema." Presented at Society of Vascular Medicine, Baltimore, MD, US|USA. (June 2015)

 

Professional Activities

present "Hand and upper extremity soft tissue reconstruction". The Ohio State University, Hand and Upper Extremity Center. Columbus, OH.
present "Updates in breast reconstruction". The Ohio State University, Multimodality Conference (Breast Oncology). Columbus, OH.
present "Oncoplastic breast reconstruction". The Ohio State University, Breast Cancer Continuum Educational Forum. Columbus, OH.
present "Head and neck skin cancer and reconstruction". The Ohio State University, Department of Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery). Columbus, OH.
present Surgical skills laboratory. The Ohio State University, Department of General Surgery. Columbus, OH.
present "Abdominal wall reconstruction". The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.
present "Chief Residents' Conference". The Ohio State University, Department of Plastic Surgery. Columbus, OH.
present "Chief Residents' Conference". The Ohio State University, Department of Plastic Surgery. Columbus, OH.
present "Flaps and Grafts". The Ohio State University, Department of Plastic Surgery. Columbus, OH.
present "Chief Residents' Conference". The Ohio State University, Department of Plastic Surgery. Columbus, OH.