Dr. James J. Chao - Rancho Cucamonga
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Dr. James J. Chao - Rancho Cucamonga

Location: 9227 Haven Ave Suite 120 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Nearby Neighborhoods & Landmarks:
Ontario Mills Victoria Gardens

Patient Testimonials:


Dr. James J. Chao is a nationally-recognized plastic surgeon located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Dr. Chao’s impressive combination of advanced training, aesthetic talent, and rave word-of-mouth reviews make him one of the top plastic surgeons in the greater San Bernardino area. At Image Spa MD on Haven Avenue and 6th Street, Dr. Chao performs a range of popular procedures, including breast augmentation, fat transfers, body-jet liposuction, Brazilian butt lifts, and more. Best of all, Dr. Chao and his staff offer complimentary consultations for all potential patients.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chao has a remarkable amount of education and training, all of which funnel into his career as a top Rancho Cucamonga plastic surgeon. Dr. Chao is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned double degrees in Psychology and Biology in just four years. He went on to attend the University of Miami School of Medicine for a combined M.D. and Ph.D program. For the next six years, Dr. Chao earned a Master’s degree in Microbiology and an MD degree in Medical Science Training from New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Chao also completed two residencies and a fellowship at NYU Medical Center, and a residency at Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital. Today, Dr. Chao uses his extensive knowledge of medicine and surgery as a Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California in San Diego.

At Image Spa MD in Rancho Cucamonga, patients enjoy Dr. Chao’s genuine warmth and interest in improving their image. During your free consultation, you’ll meet with Dr. Chao for an in-depth discussion of your potential surgery. Dr. Chao offers 3-D imaging to his patients, which shows detailed before-after pictures of expected results. Contact our representatives today to learn more about how Dr. Chao can assist your cosmetic goals, or to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Chao enjoys meeting patients from Rancho Cucamonga, Santa Ana, Orange County, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and the greater Los Angeles 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

Patient Financing:

Care Credit

Computer Imaging:

3-D imaging is available.


  • 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, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York, NY
Hand Surgery Fellowship

Professional Memberships:

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

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.