An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Joseph Chao, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
Clinical Expertise
Research Focus
  • Molecular Targeted Therapies
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Other Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Mandarin

Clinical Teams

Research Teams

  • Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program (CCC)

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.


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

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