Wei Chao (巢卫), MD, PhD has accepted a position at the University of Maryland as the Vice-Chair for Translational Research and the Dean’s Endowed Professor in Anesthesiology

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wei Chao (巢卫), MD, PhD, class ’82, has accepted a position at the University of Maryland as the Vice-Chair for Translational Research and the Dean’s Endowed Professor in Anesthesiology. Dr. Chao is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and attending anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
 
Dr. Chao graduated from Xiangya School of Medicine in 1982. He trained as a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Texas studying platelet-activating factor. Between 1993-1995, he was a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Roger G. Spragg of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California San Diego. His main focus at the Spragg laboratory was studying lung surfactant and inflammation.
 
After clinical training in anesthesia at MGH in 1999, he trained as a cardiac biologist with Dr. Anthony Rosenzweig at the Cardiovascular Research Center of MGH studying mechanism of ischemic myocardial injury.
 
Since 2003, Dr. Chao has been an independent investigator in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at MGH. His research has focused on the molecular mechanisms of heart injury during sepsis and ischemia, in particular the role of innate immune signaling. He serves as the Director of Cardiac Inflammation Laboratory and the Chair of the Anesthesia Faculty/Resident Research Mentorship Program at MGH.
 
Dr. Chao has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Xiangya Overseas Alumni Association (XYOAA) since 2002 and served as the XYOAA President between 2012-2014.
 
XYOAA congratulates on Dr. Chao’s academic achievements!