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Herta Chao, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology); Deputy Director at the VA Comprehensive Cancer Center, Section of Hematology/Oncology

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Herta Chao, MD, PhD


Education & Training

  • Combined Residency
    Yale University, School of Medicine (2003)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (1999)
  • Pediatric Intern
    University of Freiburg (1996)
  • PhD
    Max Planck Institut, Neuroscience (1995)
  • MD
    University of Goettingen, School of Medicine (1994)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Hematology (Internal Medicine) (2016)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (2006, recertified: 2016)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2004)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2003, recertified: 2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
VISN1 Clinical Service Line Award, Medicine Service LineDepartment of Veterans Affairs2017
David S. Fischer, MD award for outstanding teaching & mentoring of fellows in Medical OncologyYale School of Medicine and Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center2014
AACR Career DevelopmentAmerican Association for Cancer Research2006
Research Fellowship of the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”German Research Association1996, 1997, 1998
Doctoral thesis "magna cum laude"University of Goettingen and Max Planck Institut1995
“Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”German National Scholarship Foundation1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

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