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Dr. John Chao

Peacthree Orthopedics

Dr. Chao graduated magna cum laude from Rice University in Houston with a B.A. in biochemistry and cell biology in 2003. While at Rice University, he played club lacrosse and was inducted into the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern, where he received the T-35 institutional research grant and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. He stayed in Dallas to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital, one of the busiest trauma hospitals in the nation. He also spent three months in Norwich, England, training at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where he worked with international foot and ankle surgeons and developed a passion for soccer and international travel.

He also completed fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, under the direction of Drs. James Brodsky, John Early, and Christian Royer. Dr. Chao specializes in operative and non-operative care of the foot and ankle, and he performs minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, including bunions, bone spur removal, achilles tendon repair, and other reconstruction procedures. He also performs total ankle replacement, ankle arthroscopy, bunion/hammertoe correction, flatfoot reconstruction, tendon injuries in the foot and ankle, and complex reconstructive procedures. 


Dr. Chao is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has authored numerous scientific articles related to orthopedic surgery of the foot and ankle as well as bunion correction. He is a clinical professor at the Kennestone Orthopedic Residency program, where he has helped train foot and ankle specialists across the country. Dr. Chao has been invited to lecture at the local, regional, and national level, and has ongoing publications pending in the orthopedic literature. He also is a journal reviewer for Foot Ankle International, the most respected foot and ankle journal in the world. He also spends time on the sidelines covering football games for Forsyth County Schools.