Steven Chao, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Steven Chao, M.D.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Steven Chao, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Attending Colorectal Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Chao specializes in colon and rectal pathology. He is an expert in enhanced recovery after surgery, diverticulitis, rectal and colon cancer, rectal prolapse, colon obstruction and strictures, polyps, fecal incontinence, colovesicle fistula, hemorrhoids, anorectal fistulas, anal fissures, and pilonidal cyst.

Dr. Chao has published several peer-reviewed articles and delivers national presentations on colon surgery. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. 

After graduating from Columbia University, Dr. Chao earned his medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo and was awarded the SUNY Buffalo Department of Surgery Chair’s Award and the Goldinger Teaching Award. Dr. Chao served his internship and residency at Brown University, where he received the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015. He completed his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Rutgers University Hospital.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Colorectal Surgery


  • Robotic Surgery
  • Anorectal Surgery



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 2008
  • B.A., Columbia University, 2003


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