About Dr. Chao

James J. Chao, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon and the CEO of Oasis MD Lifestyle Healthcare. Dr. Chao is a fellowship trained hand and microvascular surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the hand and upper extremity, aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contour surgery, and the development of new technologies in the field of plastic surgery.

Four years ago, Dr. Chao left his tenured position as Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSD and started Peak Healthcare Alliance (PHA) in response to the changing healthcare landscape. Along with co-founders George Scopetta and Dr. David Chao, he currently has amalgamated multiple companies and established strategic partnerships in to a vertically integrated healthcare delivery platform with assets in excess of $250M. PHA is specifically designed to leverage the economics of today’s healthcare environment into a sustainable premium consumer driven brand of lifestyle medicine for the future.

His newest company, Prime Plastic Surgery, focuses on amalgamating the best plastic surgeons in San Diego together into a super group where they can thrive in a new practice paradigm. He is pleased to announce a partnership with Dr. Tom J. Pousti of Prime Plastic Surgery as part of this new enterprise that will give patients access to the Best Plastic Surgeons in San Diego.

Dr. Chao received his undergraduate education at Stanford University where he graduated with honors. He then traveled eastward on an academic scholarship and attended NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Chao went on to complete his General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery training at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Chao is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of all of the major plastic surgery societies (ASPS, ASAPS, AAPS, ASRM, and PSRC). He is recognized for his clinical excellence by his role as the plastic and hand surgeon for the San Diego Chargers NFL Football team and ESPN X Games where he is often seen on the sidelines tending to their injuries. He has appeared on The Doctor’s Show and is routinely quoted in the San Diego Union Tribune and other regional and national publications.

Dr. Chao has been the recipient of numerous prestigious state and national research awards. In addition, he holds multiple patents of novel devices for plastic and hand surgery. The ultimate goal of Dr. Chao's research efforts is to pioneer new state of the art technologies for plastic surgery patients that are not available anywhere else.

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Prime Plastic Surgery consists of the top board-certified surgeons in the country providing the highest caliber of patient care. We offer cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, to help patients achieve truly life-changing results. Our surgeons are members of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities

Discover what the Prime difference can do for you. Request a consultation online or call our practice at (858) 285-4667.

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