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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Internist, Plastic Surgeon
22 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (42)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David Chao, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Internist, Plastic Surgeon is Good. Dr. Chao has been reviewed by 58 patients who have provided 42 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.2
Promptness 4.0
Courteous Staff 4.1
Accurate Diagnosis 4.0
Bedside Manner 3.9
Spends Time with Me 3.9
Follows Up After Visit 3.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. David Chao, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Sports Medicine

Education & Awards

Dr. Chao graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago. He has 1 awards.

Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
San Diego, CA
Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr. Chao has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital 
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla 


  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. David Jee Wei Chao MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 22 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Where does Dr. David J. Chao practice?
Dr. David Chao has 3 office locations.
Dr. David Chao practices Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine near San Diego, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Encinitas, CA and Murrieta, CA.
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