Dr. Michael Shao, MD

Dr. Michael Shao, MD

Vascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Michael Shao, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in vascular surgery and wound & burn care.Read his story

5140 N California Ave Ste 780

Chicago, IL 60625

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • 19 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Varicose Veins
very high
more than 96% of peers
Varicose Vein Procedure
very high
more than 90% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Shao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shao "Michael Shao, MD, RPVI is a board-certified vascular surgeon at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry and a Concentration in Economics from MIT. He has research experience in both academia and industry. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Shao then completed a general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Chicago, including two years of translational research in cancer gene therapy. He received the University of Chicago Surgical Society Travel Award, participating in surgeries in Santiago, Chile and the Academic Achievement Award for the highest in-service examination score among graduating chief residents. Dr. Shao also received the AOA teaching award given by graduating fourth-year medical students. Dr. Shao's active clinical practice of vascular surgery spans carotid surgery, open and endovascular surgery for aortic aneurysm and PAD, dialysis access, and varicose veins including RF ablation, sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, ClariVein, Varithena, and VenaSeal. He is a recognized expert on venous treatment with recent publications and several print media and radio interviews on the topic. Dr. Shao regularly gives presentations to physician peers about venous treatment, including at conferences such as AVF and IVC. He maintains an active practice in the Wound Care Center. Dr. Shao enjoys mentoring and teaching medical students and residents at Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is a member of Society of Vascular Surgery and the Chicago Surgical Society. He is active in hospital leadership, participating in committees on Wound Care, Physician Development, Medical Records, Medical Informatics, Clinical Quality Value Analysis, and the Physician Advisory Board of Galter LifeCenter. Dr. Shao's publications include peer-reviewed clinical studies and translational/basic science studies as well as book chapters."
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2  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Wound & Burn Care

1  Board Certifications

  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

38  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Ulcer
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41  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • MIT
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Chicago Medical Center-General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Chicago Medical Center-General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of Chicago Medical Center-Vascular Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shao's Reviews

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Dr. Shao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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