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Edward Chao, DO, Internal Medicine, La Jolla, CA, Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Internal Medicine La Jolla, CA


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

  • University of California (San Diego) Medical Center
    University of California (San Diego) Medical CenterFellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, 2007 - 2009
  • Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium
    Loma Linda University Health Education ConsortiumResidency, Internal Medicine, 2002 - 2005
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    University of New England College of Osteopathic MedicineClass of 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State License 2003 - 2026
  • 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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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

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

Authored Content

  • ADA 2021: What Worked, What Didn't, and How to Improve Virtual ConferencesJuly 2021
  • The 3 Ms of More Meaning in MedicineJuly 2017
  • The 3 Ms of More Meaning in MedicineJuly 2017
  • The 3 Ms of More Meaning in MedicineJuly 2017
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Press Mentions

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

Grant Support

  • Accelerating Innovations to MarketUniversity of California, San Diego2021–2022
  • Academy of Clinician Scholars Faculty Development AwardUniversity of California, San Diego2016–2021
  • Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Pilot Project GrantNIH2016–2017


  • Chair, Clinical Centers and Programs, American Diabetes Association 2020 - Present
  • Co-Chair, Research Subcommittee 2019 - Present
  • Member, Student Affairs Committee 2019 - Present
  • Member, UCSD School of Medicine Recruitment and Admissions Committee 2015 - Present
  • Member, Internal Medicine Residency Selection Committee 2009 - Present

Research History

  • Principal InvestigatorEpidermal Adhesive Sensors to Enhance Continuous Glucose Measurement in Patients with Diabetes: The EASE Study2016 - Present
  • Principal InvestigatorI'm studying how Facebook social networks affect participation in clinical trials.2012 - Present
  • Co-InvestigatorI worked with Robert Henry, MD, and his team on clinical studies of novel diabetes agents.2005 - 2018

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • Advisory Board member, JanssenDisclosure: Honoraria2012 - Present