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 trained in the General Surgery residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, during which time she took 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., now Zenflow, Inc., a benign prostatic hyperplasia medical device company.

Tiffany is currently a general/trauma surgeon at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and a clinical assistant professor of surgery (affiliated) at Stanford Medical School. 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, and holds medical licenses in Liberia and Uganda.

Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Physician


  • Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH
  • Stanford University, School of Medicine

Work Location(s)

  • United States


  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish