Edward Chao, DO, Endocrinology, La Jolla, CA, VA San Diego Healthcare System


EndocrinologyLa Jolla, CA

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSD; Staff Physician, VA San Diego

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  • I'm an internist and endocrinologist with a special interest in diabetes. Areas of interest include new therapeutic agents, such as SGLT2 inhibitors, and the use of technology to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Education & Training

  • UC San Diego Medical CenterFellowship
  • Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda UniversityResidency
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    University of New England College of Osteopathic MedicineMedicalSchool

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State License 2003 - 2020
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Member, UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars UCSD
  • Nominee Humanism in Medicine Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2012
  • 1 of 18 faculty members selected from UCSD to participate in a junior faculty development program National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine, 2011
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • SGLT-2 inhibitors: A New Mechanism for Glycemic Control  
    Chao, EC, Clinical Diabetes, 1/2014

Authored Content

  • The 3 Ms of More Meaning in MedicineJuly 2017

Press Mentions

  • UCSD Launching Pilot Trial of Glucose-Sensing ‘Tattoo’April 23, 2018


  • Member, UCSD School of Medicine Recruitment and Admissions Committee 2015 - Present
  • Member, Internal Medicine Residency Selection Committee 2009 - Present

Research History

  • Principal InvestigatorI'm studying how Facebook social networks affect participation in clinical trials.2012 - Present
  • Co-InvestigatorI work with Robert Henry, MD, and his team on clinical studies of novel diabetes agents.2005 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • Advisory Board member, JanssenDisclosure: Honoraria2012 - Present