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Dr Christopher Cao

Specialist Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgeon
BSc (Med), MBBS (1st Hon), PhD, FRACS

Associate Professor Christopher Cao BSc (Med), MBBS (1st Hon), PhD, FRACS, is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Macquarie University Hospital, and Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Christopher graduated with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales and scored 99/99 in both steps of the United States Medical Licensing Exam. This was followed by a pre-internship at Yale University, USA. After his cardiothoracic surgical training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Sydney, his specialist Fellowship training was completed at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA, the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center. He was then invited to be a Faculty Member in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York University Medical Center, where he gained additional experience in minimally invasive cardiac surgery as well as heart and lung transplantation.

Associate Professor Cao has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles in high-impact international scientific journals and textbooks. His PhD with Sydney University was focused on the surgical management of pleural and lung cancers. He is the first author in one of the largest international registries on robotic surgery to date. As an Academic Surgeon, Dr. Cao has supervised over 40 students from UNSW, University of Sydney, Cornell University, and New York University. He has a keen interest in medical education and team-building, as shown by his position in numerous Editorial Boards in international peer-reviewed journals and his Associate Professorship with Sydney University.

Associate Professor Christopher Cao’s clinical interests include minimally invasive and robotic thoracic and cardiac surgery. To make further enquires about your heart or lung-related condition, or to make a referral, please contact his team at [email protected]

We welcome interstate and international patients.


Tel: +61 (2) 8077 1188
Fax: +61 (2) 9094 2214
Mob: +61 414 678 177
Email: [email protected]

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
Suite 4.47
119 – 143 Missenden Road
Camperdown, NSW 2050

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Suite 4.47, 119 – 143 Missenden Road
Camperdown, NSW 2050

Macquarie University Hospital

3 Technology Pl
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Sydney Adventist Hospital

185 Fox Valley Rd
Wahroonga NSW 2076