Chan Gao, MD ,PhD

Inaugural Class of 2019

Postgrad: McGill University (Montreal, Canada)

Medical School: Peking University (Beijing, China)

Number of publications: 20

Number of presentations (poster and podium): 13

Residency research project/ sub-specialty interest:

1. Development of electronic medical record (EMR) - based bioinformatics algorithm to identify rotator cuff tear

2. Genome - wide association study of degenerative rotator cuff tear

Subspecialty interest: Sports Medicine / Gait, Amputation, and Prosthesis & Orthosis   

After obtaining my MD from Peking University, I completed orthopedic surgery residency in Beijing. I became interested in learning more about tissue healing during my residency and I pursed a PhD study in skeleton regenerative medicine at McGill University in Canada. I guess my motivation in providing patient care is encoded in my gene so I decided to go back to clinical arena and do a residency in physiatry, a new concept I learned in Canada. I have been thrilled to find out this specialty is such a perfect niche for me and pumped to start my career as physiatrist at Vanderbilt.