Dr. Stephanie Chao- Pediatric Surgeon-Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Stanford
Dr. Chao is a surgeon, professor and advocate for children’s health issues. She is also dedicated to community and international health work. She works with the Asian Liver Center and HepBMoms towards the global eradication of hepatitis B, the leading cause of liver cancer and liver disease globally. Dr. Chao helped launch the Jade Ribbon Campaign in 2001 to improve public and physician awareness about hepatitis B and liver cancer in the Asian community. Her work has been supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and the American Cancer Society. The Asian Liver Center also works in collaboration with the World Health Organization to improve screening and immunization strategies in Asia.
Dr. Chao is also one of the growing number of physicians joining the national conversation around gun violence and has completed research in the area of gun legislation and child mortality, as firearm-related injuries are the second leading cause of pediatric death in the U.S.
Dr. Chao serves as the Trauma Medical Director for Stanford Children’s Hospital Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and is Assistant Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center.
Dr. Stephanie Chao will be honored at the NBC Bay Area & AACI Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Awards Ceremony.