Dr. David J. Chao, MD

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Dr. David J. Chao, MD

Sports Medicine | Male

5471 Kearny Villa Rd Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92123 Get Directions
(858) 571-0606

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Dr. Chao specializes in Sports Medicine and practices in San Diego, CA. He practices at 2 locations.

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3.8 based on 28 responses
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in San Diego, CA |
I would 100% recommend this Ortho surgeon to ANYONE with a sports related injury. I tore my ACL, MCL, meniscus playing soccer & I found/called Dr. Chao right away. Two weeks post injury I had surgery - ACL/MCL replacement & Meniscus repair. I am now 3 weeks post surgery & doing GREAT. I was walking within the first day of surgery (in pain, but walking) and I'm way ahead in physical therapy. Scars are MINIMAL and swelling is way down, as he drained fluid at my 1st appt! Also, staff is superb.
in San diego Ca |
Dr Chao performed Acl surgery on my knee. I believe noone could have done a better job. The pain was constant, never ending. My activities were limited, i gained weight, i was not happy. A big part was i couldnt do all the things i love. It emotionally damages you when you dont feel productive. Soul zapping. Two months after the surgery, im back running. Losing weight rehabbing my knee the pain is gone now. Im working on my mobility and overall strength. Most of all i now have hope. I am HAPPY.
in Murrieta, CA |
My total experience with Dr. Chao was very positive. He conducted my office visits & performed my knee surgery. I felt confident throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend him and the Oasis Surgery Center.
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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  • 1
    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Chao has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Judgment  (8/15/2012)
    • Amount or Range: $5,747,273.65
    • Nature of Complaint: Court: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
    • State: California
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    Sanctions

    Dr. Chao has received 2 sanctions

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    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (4/25/2014)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: California
    • Criminal Conviction  (6/8/2012)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: California
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  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Chao has 1 board action

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    • Disciplinary action in another state  (8/13/2013)
    • Action Taken: License Placed on Inactive Status
    • Summary: Chao, David J MD: License # 036086671: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has been disciplined by the State of California. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation has placed the physician’s Illinois license in REFUSE TO RENEW status.
    • State: Colorado
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Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Minneapolis Sports Med Center

    Completed in 1995

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Chao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • Board actions found
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients