Department of Dermatology

Elizabeth D. Chao, MD, PhD

  • 3rd Year Resident: PGY-IV

Elizabeth Chao, MD, PhD, began her residency at the University of Pittsburgh in July, 2016.  

Dr. Chao graduated from Harvard University, with a degree in biochemical sciences.  She went on to earn her medical degree from Harvard University, and her PhD in biochemistry from Stanford University, School of Medicine. Dr. Chao completed her internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, prior to beginning her dermatology residency in Pittsburgh. 

Education & Training

  • A.B., Harvard University
  • Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School (Harvard/MIT M.D.-PhD. Program Affiliate)
  • Internship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Representative Publications

• Chao, ED, Carter, JB, & Duncan, LM (2012). Subcutaneous Panniculitis-like T-cell
Lymphoma. Cases in Pediatric Dermatopathology, 1(79-89).
• Sepehr A, Chao E, Trefrey B, Blackford A, Duncan LM, Flotte TJ, Sober A, Mihm MC Jr,
Tsao H. Longterm Outcome of Spitz-Type Melanocytic Tumors. (2011). Archives of
Dermatology. Jun; 147(10): 1173-1179.
• Chao, ED, Gabree, MJ, & Tsao, H (2010). Familial Atypical Mole Melanoma. In D.C.
Chung and D.A. Haber (Ed.), Principles of Clinical Cancer Genetics: A Handbook from the
Massachusetts General Hospital (pp. 129-144). New York: Springer.
• Hu Z, Pfeifer BA, Chao E, Murli S, Kealey J, Carney JR, Ashley G, Khosla C, Hutchinson CR.
A Specific Role of the Saccharopolyspora erythraea Thioesterase II Gene in the Function
of Modular Polyketide Synthases. Microbiology. 2003 Aug; 149(8): 2213-2225.
• Clemons PA, Gladstone BG, Seth A, Chao ED, Foley MA, Schreiber SL. Synthesis of
calcineurin resistant derivatives of FK506 and selection of compensatory receptors.
Chemistry & Biology. 2002 Jan;9(1): 49-61.
• Grozinger CM, Chao ED, Blackwell HE, Moazed D, Schreiber SL. Identification of a class
of small molecule inhibitors of the sirtuin family of NAD-dependent deacetylases by
phenotypic screening. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2001 Aug; 276(42): 38837-38843.

Research Interests

Cutaneous Oncology