Jean Bao, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon who is fellowship-trained in breast surgical oncology. She specializes in the treatment of men and women with breast cancer, benign breast disease and patients with a genetic disposition or strong family history of breast cancer. She performs procedures such as skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomies, partial mastectomies, sentinel node biopsies and axillary node dissections. Dr. Bao trained with one of the world’s foremost experts in the sentinel node technique.

As a member of multidisciplinary care teams in plastic surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiation and genetics, she helps guide patients through the entire spectrum of their cancer care.

Dr. Bao’s research focuses on clinical outcomes. She has studied breast cancer management in older patients and the management of small breast cancers, as well as triple negative breast cancer.


Areas of Expertise


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Additional Education

  • Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency: UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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UChicago Medicine Orland Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2016

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English