Dr. Jerome Chao, MD

Dr. Jerome Chao, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Jerome Chao, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Latham, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1995 and specializes in plastic surgery.Read his story

13 Century Hill Dr

Latham, NY 12110

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Wound Repair
very high
more than 93% of peers
Skin Grafts
more than 84% of peers
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
more than 75% of peers

Dr. Chao's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Chao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chao "Jerome D. Chao, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saratoga Hospital. Previously, he served as Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Albany Medical Center until June 2010. As chief, Dr. Chao directed the clinical, education and research programs of the division and was responsible for the creation of the full-time division at Albany Medical College in 2006. He was also formerly the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Saratoga Hospital and holds the current position of Chief at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Chao received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and completed his plastic surgery residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago. He was the Robert E. Carroll Fellow in orthopaedic hand surgery at The New York Orthopaedic Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chao is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Although he is trained in all aspects of cosmetic surgery, he is expert in performing post-bariatric body contouring (plastic surgery after massive weight-loss) and abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” procedures. He specializes in "natural" breast augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lift and liposuction including SmartLipo and PrecisionTX. Dr. Chao believes a team approach to care results in the best outcomes, stating, “The patient always comes first. My staff and I are devoted to helping patients improve the way they look and feel, every step of the way. In addition, we concentrate on only a few procedures because we became experts dealing with some of the most complicated cases while at Albany Medical Center. We no longer offer a menu of procedures, only the ones we know best.” A member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Dr. Chao also has expertise hair restoration, utilizing both the "strip" technique and Neograft, or Follicular Unit Extraction. Education -1986-1990:Harvard University; Cambridge, MA -1990-1995:College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University; New York, New York Training -1995-1998:Residency: General Surgery at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University; Chicago Illinois -1999-2002: Residency: Plastic Surgery at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University; Chicago, Illinois -2002-2003: Fellowship: Orthopaedic Hand Surgery– Robert E. Carroll Hand and Microvascular Fellowship at The New York Orthopaedic Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center; New York, New York Teaching -Clinical assistant Professor of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York Affiliations -American Board of Plastic Surgery -American College of Surgeons-American Society of Plastic Surgeons -American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons -American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery-American Association for Hand Surgery -International Society for Hair Restoration"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chao "HIGH STANDARDS

A standard of excellence in personalized care enables us to provide the quality cosmetic enhancement services that our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and follow strict standards that ensure your surgery will go smoothly and provide the results you desire.


As a practice, we are true believers that excellence in performing plastic surgery procedures is derived from both education and experience.  We strive to keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide our patients with the safest operations, and the most optimal results. 


Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about cosmetic surgery, and how we can make a difference in providing a life changing and emotionally positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your consultation and surgery as comfortable and pleasant as possible."


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1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

25  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spider Veins
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Wrinkles

25  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Hair Removal
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkle Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Mcgaw Med Center Northwestern University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Mcgaw Med Center Northwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Columbia University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2017
Media & Publications

Dr. Chao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Hand Surgery, Member
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Member
  • International Society for Hair Restoration, Member

Dr. Chao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chao to family and friends
12 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

They are never on time. Very unprofessional, the woman in the front is not very friendly either.
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