A/Prof Christopher Cao | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
A/Prof Christopher CaoThoracic Surgeon

Associate Professor Christopher Cao

Thoracic Surgeon

MBBS (1st Hon.), BSc (Med), PhD, FRACS


Website: www.chriscao.com
(02) 8077 1188
(02) 9094 2214


  • Lung cancer
  • Thoracic Surgery

Special Interests / Areas of Interest

  • Robotic surgery / minimally invasive surgery

Languages spoken

  • Mandarin

After completing his medical degree at the University of New South Wales with first class honours, Christopher attended his pre-internship at Yale University, USA. He scored 99/99 for his United States medical licensing exam, and completed his cardiothoracic surgical training in Sydney. Concurrently, Christopher completed his PhD degree with Sydney University, focusing on the surgical management of lung and pleural diseases.

After completing his surgical training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Christopher was invited to a Fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City, one of the largest cancer centres in the world. This was followed by a Fellowship in New York University, where he was asked to join the faculty in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. His fellowship was focused on robotic and minimally invasive thoracic surgery, treating lung cancers, mediastinal tumours, mesothelioma, and other lung-related diseases. During his 18-month Fellowship at MSKCC and NYU, Christopher was fortunate to work with some of the leading international surgeons, gaining invaluable clinical and academic experience.

With over 100 publications in international peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, A/Prof Cao has a keen interest in thoracic surgery, particularly the treatment of lung cancers through minimally invasive surgery. He has made more than 50 presentations in international meetings as a Faculty Member in Paris, New York, Edinburgh, Taipei, Sydney, and Guangzhou. Christopher has personally supervised students and residents from Sydney University, University of New South Wales, Cornell University and New York University.

He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, and works as a Consultant Surgeon at Lifehouse, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, and Macquarie University Hospital.

Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

A/Prof Cao has published more than 100 international peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters with selected highlights available at pubmed.com

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