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Wen Chao, MD

Wen Chao, MD Physician

Clinical Associate of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2019

Clinical Expertise:

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Cartilage (Osteochondral) Defects
  • Ankle Deformity
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction (ALR)
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankle Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Tendonitis
  • Ankle Trauma
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrodesis (Fusions)
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Bone Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cavus Foot (High Arched Foot)
  • Charcot's Joint (Neuropathic Arthropathy)
  • Club Foot
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Dance Injuries
  • Diabetic Foot and Ankle Conditions
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Flat Foot (Pes Planus)
  • Foot Amputations
  • Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine
  • Foot and Ankle Tendon Repair
  • Foot Arthritis
  • Foot Deformity
  • Foot Drop Tendon Transfer Surgery
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Fusion
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot Tendonitis
  • Foot Ulcers
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Fracture Surgery
  • Geriatric Foot Disorders
  • Hammer Toe
  • Independent Medical Exam (IME)
  • Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis)
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Ligament Tear
  • Malunion
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Nonunion
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pilon Fracture
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Sport Related Ankle Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Trauma Surgery

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
  • 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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