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Wen Chao, MD

Wen Chao, MD Physician

Clinical Associate of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Mandarin Chinese

Dr. Chao is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

About Dr. Wen Chao

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 – 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2019

Clinical Expertise:

  • Accessory Navicular
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Joint Preservation
  • Ankle Osteoarthritis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopy of Foot
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Avascular Necrosis of Navicular
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Ankle
  • Base of Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis of the Ankle
  • Bursitis of the Foot
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo-Achilles
  • Cartiva Procedure
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Chronic Tendinosis of the Ankle
  • Chronic Tendinosis of the Foot
  • Clawtoe
  • Club Foot
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Lesion
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Congenital Deformity of Ankle
  • Correction of Bunion
  • Decompression of Tarsal Tunnel
  • Deformity of Forefoot
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Dislocated Toe
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Flat Foot Surgery
  • Foot Amputation
  • Foot and Ankle Compartment Syndrome
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Deformities Surgery
  • Foot Deformity
  • Foot Disorders
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Mass
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture of Talus
  • Freiberg's Disease
  • Fusion Arthrodesis
  • Fusion of Joint
  • Haglund's Deformity
  • Haglund's Syndrome
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Insertional Achilles Tendinitis
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Revision
  • Lisfranc Tear
  • Mallet Toe
  • Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Ankle
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Surgery of the Ankle
  • Nerve Surgery of the Foot
  • Nonoperative Management of Fracture
  • Open Dislocation of Ankle
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Orthotics
  • Osteochondral Dissecans of the Talus
  • Osteochondral Lesion of the Talus
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Ankle
  • Osteoid Osteoma
  • Overuse Injuries of the Ankle
  • Overuse Injury
  • Paratenonitis
  • Peroneal Nerve Release
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Policeman's Heel)
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Pronation
  • Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia
  • Repair Claw Toe
  • Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sports Medicine of the Foot
  • Stress Fractures
  • Subcutaneous Tendo-Achilles Bursitis
  • Subtalar Dislocation
  • Sural Nerve Injury
  • Syndesmosis Sprain
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tarsal Abnormalities
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendon Rupture of the Ankle
  • Tendon Rupture of the Foot
  • Tibial Pseudarthrosis
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation
  • Turf Toe
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chao is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

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