Department of Surgery
Jean Bao specializes in the treatment of breast malignancies and benign breast disease, with a particular interest in the management of breast cancer in older patients and the interaction between weight and breast cancer. She performs a variety of breast and axillary operations, including skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomies, sentinel node biopsies, and axillary dissections. She works with other specialties in a multidisciplinary fashion to provide the best comprehensive care to patients with breast disease, particularly breast cancer.
Bao’s research has been published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, Chinese Clinical Oncology, Cancer Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and World Journal of Surgical Oncology. She was a Lynn Sage Symposium Scholar and received a first place award for an oral presentation in the surgical oncology category at a regional American College of Surgeons meeting.
Bao graduated summa cum laude from Rice University with a BS degree in bioengineering and earned her MD from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as a breast oncology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.