Albert Chao, MD

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  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, research presenter
  • Member of Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee
  • World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, research presenter

I specialize in:

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Implants
  • Cosmetic Techniques
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mammaplasty
  • and 4 more


As a specialist in reconstructive surgery at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, I perform reconstructive surgery – from trauma-related to reconstruction surgery in patients with all types of cancer. I am part of a multidisciplinary team at the OSUCCC – James that focuses on patients who are receiving treatment for breast cancer, skin cancer or sarcomas. One of the unique procedures I perform is free flap reconstruction using a patient’s own tissues to recreate the breast without implants. In addition, I use the latest technologies in microsurgery to perform reconstructive surgery with increased precision. Research has taught us that no cancer is routine and therefore I create individualized plans for each of my patients. I use a multimodality treatment approach – using a combination of therapies so that my patients receive the best surgical treatment for their specific cancer. Cancer patients have a long and difficult journey. The most rewarding part of my work is to see my patients after all of their treatments and see that they are disease-free and living a normal life again.

More about me:

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery


Plastic Surgery
University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center
7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011


General Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2008

Plastic Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010

Medical Degree

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

My Department

Plastic Surgery

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: