Joseph Chao, M.D.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
  • Medical Oncologist

Joseph Chao, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors
Research Focus
  • Molecular Targeted Therapies
Other Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Mandarin

Named one of the “Top Doctors” for oncology by Pasadena magazine in 2011, Joseph Chao, M.D. joined City of Hope in 2007 as a Fellow and advanced rapidly to Staff Physician and Assistant Clinical Professor with expertise on gastrointestinal, stomach, esophageal and colorectal cancers.  He is currently leading clinical trial efforts to develop novel therapies for gastroesophageal cancers, and is also conducting research to discover new blood biomarkers for this disease.

Dr. Chao earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, then continued his training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

  • 2010 - present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2010 - present, Staff Physician, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Team
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors

Locations

Duarte

1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA, 91010

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Phone :  626-256-4673

Degrees

  • 2004, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, Doctor of Medicine
  • 1998, Biochemistry, magna cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science

Fellowship

  • 2007 -2010, Fellow, Departments of Medical Oncology/Hematology, Harbor-UCLA/City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA

Residency

  • 2004 -2007, Resident Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 - 2020, Board Certified Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • 2007 - 2017, Board Certified Internal Medicine

Information listed here is obtained from Pubmed, a public database; City of Hope is not responsible for its accuracy.

  • 2014-present, NCCN Gastric Cancer Guidelines Panel Member
  • 2014-present, NCCN Esophageal and Esophagogastric Junction Cancers Panel Member
  • 2012-present, Southwestern Oncology Group
  • 2010-present, National Cancer Institute - Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program
  • 2014, Paul Calabresi Career Development Award in Clinical Oncology, National Institutes of Health
  • 2013, Extramural Clinical Research LRP Award, National Institutes of Health
  • 2012, AACR/ASCO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Junior Faculty Participant
  • 2012-2015, Who’s Who in America
  • 2003, Medical Student Awards Program, American Society of Hematology
  • 1994-1998, UCLA Dean’s List
  • 1998, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
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