Dr. James J. Chao, FACS - Encinitas

Dr. James J. Chao, FACS - Encinitas

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499 N. El Camino Real
Suite C-102
Encinitas, CA 92024

Nearby Neighborhoods & Landmarks:
North City, Del Mar Heights, Carmel Valley


Dr. James J. Chao offers premium plastic surgery care to the elite residents of Encinitas, California. Dr. Chao is an award-winning and board-certified plastic surgeon known for his extensive medical training and in-depth consultations. At Oasis MD in Encinitas, Dr. Chao offers breast augmentation, body-jet liposuction, fat transfers, Brazilian butt lifts, and other popular procedures. Dr. Chao is truly dedicated to the physical and emotional well-being of all of his Encinitas patients, and that’s evident from the first consultation to the last follow-up.

Dr. Chao has over 18 years of experience in treating patients from all over the country. He began his education at Stanford University, earning degrees in both Biology and Psychology. Dr. Chao’s early studies provided him with a solid foundation for his future career. He then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he received a medical degree and a Ph.D in just for years. Dr. Chao wrapped up his collegiate experience at New York University School of Medicine to get his Master’s in Microbiology and an MD degree in Medical Science Training. After that, Dr. Chao completed hands-on training at NYU Medical Center and Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital. Presently, Dr. Chao enjoys treating patients at his clinics in Encinitas and Rancho Cucamonga. When not attending to his practices, he guides future doctors as a Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California at San Diego.

At Oasis MD in Encinitas, Dr. Chao meets with patients for complimentary consultations before scheduling any surgery. During the consultation, patients will have the opportunity to learn more about chin implants, tummy tucks, facelifts, mommy makeovers, and more. Dr. Chao also offers 3-D imaging to show predicted post-surgery results. Contact our representatives now to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao at Oasis MD in Encinitas, near Escondido, La Jolla, El Cajon, Temecula, Chula Vista, and the greater San Diego area.


Stanford University, Stanford, CA
B.A. – Psychology
B.S. – Biology
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Combined M.D. / Ph. D Program
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
M.S. – Microbiology
M.D. – Medical Scientist Training Program

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Computer Imaging:

3-D computer is available with Dr. Chao.


  • 1980-1984 - Heritage Fund Scholarship, Stanford University
  • 1989 – Iron Arrow Award, University of Miami
  • 1997 - 1st place Resident’s Research Award, New York Regional Society for Plastic Surgery
  • 2000 – UTSW Plastic Surgery Education Award
  • 2008 – Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, Health Hero Award


NYU Medical Center, Department of Surgery, New York, NY
General Surgery Residency
NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY
Plastic Surgery Residency
Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital, New York, NY
Chief Resident of Plastic Surgery


NYU Medical Center, New York, NY
Hand Surgery Fellowship

Professional Memberships:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • American College of Surgeons

Licenses and Certifications:

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Academic Positions:

Professor. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California at San Diego.

Previous Positions:

Assistant Professor, Director of Hand and Micro Surgery. Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas.
Associate Professor. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California at San Diego.
Professor. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California at San Diego.


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