Tiffany Chao


Tiffany Chao
Member since:
16 Apr, 2010


After completing her undergraduate studies at Stanford in Symbolic Systems and Psychology, Tiffany obtained her MD and MPH from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She then completed three years of General Surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston before taking a research leave of absence to work with the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School as a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow in 2012-2013. She joined Stanford Biodesign as an Innovation Fellow in 2013-2014, eventually co-founding Torix Medical, Inc., a benign prostatic hyperplasia medical device company.

Tiffany is currently a 4th-year surgical resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical and research interests are in global surgery, including cost-effectiveness analysis, surgical device innovation, and expansion of surgical delivery for low-income populations through surgical workforce and infrastructure development. She has been involved in a number of international clinical, research, and education projects in Uganda, Liberia, Kenya, Ethiopia, China, East Timor, Haiti, and Belize.

Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Physician


  • Children's Hospital Boston
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH

Work Location(s)

  • United States


  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish