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Jean Bao, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Jean Bao, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon who is fellowship-trained in breast surgical oncology. She specializes in the treatment of men and women with breast cancer, benign breast disease and patients with a genetic disposition or strong family history of breast cancer. She performs procedures such as skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomies, partial mastectomies, sentinel node biopsies and axillary node dissections. Dr. Bao trained with one of the world’s foremost experts in the sentinel node technique.

As a member of multidisciplinary care teams in plastic surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiation and genetics, she helps guide patients through the entire spectrum of their cancer care.

Dr. Bao’s research focuses on clinical outcomes. She has studied breast cancer management in older patients and the management of small breast cancers, as well as triple negative breast cancer.

Practice Location

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, LI 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

General Surgery

Medical School

Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles


American College of Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons
Society of Surgical Oncology

Languages Spoken

Mandarin Chinese


Office Phone

(773) 702-4763

Office Fax

(773) 834-4022

Office Postal Address

Jean Bao, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4052
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Bao's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.