Our Volunteers

James Chao, M.D.

Dr. Chao at UCSD

Dr. James Chao is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at University of California, San Diego. Dr. Chao’s special interests include cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the hand and upper extremity, body contour surgery, and the development of new technologies in the field of plastic surgery. As part of our kids nonprofit, Dr. Chao has been an invaluable resource to Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and has been a children nonprofit volunteer since 2005 and has participated in over 26 Surgery Weekends. At a recent kids charitable Surgery Weekend, Dr. Chao performed reconstructive surgery on a young girl with Aperts Syndrome which caused her to have fused hands and feet. If you would like to join us and make a difference, fill out our volunteer application form and get started today!

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