Cheng-Kai Kao, MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine Associate Chief Medical Information Officer
Medical Director, Office of International Programs

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Cheng-Kai Kao, MD, is an academic hospitalist board-certified in clinical informatics. In addition to clinical practice and residency education, his areas of interest in informatics include clinical decision support, mobile health, data analytics, and healthcare innovation. As associate chief medical information officer, he leads multiple initiatives that leverage information technology to provide decision support for the frontline clinicians to ensure patient safety, optimize clinical workflow to increase work efficiency, enhance usability of the electronic health record system to reduce screen time, and make innovations to improve care quality and patient experience. He is the course instructor of clinical informatics at Pritzker School of Medicine and Graham School master program of biomedical informatics in University of Chicago.

Dr. Kao also serves as the medical director in the office of international programs. He oversees the clinical course of international patients from all over the world, optimizes their care quality and patient experience, promotes the knowledge transfer service, and fosters collaboration with overseas academic medical centers and healthcare organizations.

Dr. Kao is also the site principal investigator of several phase III clinical trials on novel oral anticoagulants, one of which led to the FDA approval of the new oral anticoagulant Betrixaban. Dr. Kao is named Top Hospitalist by American College of Physicians Hospitalist magazine in 2017. 

Specialties

  • Hospital Medicine

Medical Education

  • National Taiwan University

Residency

  • Albert Einstein Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Taiwanese