Dr. Nelson Chao, MD

Dr. Nelson Chao, MD

Hematology | Male | 61 years old

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What makes Duke unique in bone marrow transplants is its holistic approach. We take care of the disease -- which is important because these are very serious potentially fatal diseases. But at the same time we pay attention to patients emotional and psychological well-being in addition to their physical well-being. And not only for patients but also the whole family because the caregivers and other parts of the family need attention as well. I wanted to go into medicine because it was a great way to interact and take care of patients. n my mind cancer is one of two diseases within internal medicine where you can actually cure people. The best part of bone marrow transplant is that the time between the laboratory and the patient is short. Patients who need a transplant tend to be relatively sick and in need of new therapies. Thats been very intellectually challenging and fun.Read more

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Dr. Chao's Care Philosophy

What makes Duke unique in bone marrow transplants is its holistic approach. We take care of the disease -- which is important because these are very serious potentially fatal diseases. But at the same time we pay attention to patients emotional and psychological well-being in addition to their physical well-being. And not only for patients but also the whole family because the caregivers and other parts of the family need attention as well. I wanted to go into medicine because it was a great way to interact and take care of patients. n my mind cancer is one of two diseases within internal medicine where you can actually cure people. The best part of bone marrow transplant is that the time between the laboratory and the patient is short. Patients who need a transplant tend to be relatively sick and in need of new therapies. Thats been very intellectually challenging and fun.

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

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  •  Specializes in Hematology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sezary's Disease
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Yale University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Stanford U Med Ctr

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Stanford University Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Stanford University

    Completed in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)

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