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Assistant Professor of Surgery

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

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

Medical Education

  • The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


  • UT Southwestern Medical Center


  • UT Southwestern Medical Center


  • 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
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2016

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English

UChicago Medicine At The Forefront Live: Breast Cancer

We speak with former pro football star Desmond Clark, as well as UChicago Medicine cancer surgeons Dr. Jean Bao and Dr. Jennifer Tseng about breast cancer awareness.

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