Tae Chong, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2000)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, College of William and Mary (VA) (1994)
Internship:
  • University of Chicago Program (2001)
Residencies:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Plastic Surgery (2010)
  • University of Virginia Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2007)
Fellowships:
  • University of Virginia Program, Research Fellowship Transplantation (2005)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

Recognition & Awards

  • Capstone Program Award, UT Southwestern (2013)
  • All University Teaching Award, UVA School of Medicine (2007)
  • Arnold P Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, UVA (2007)
  • Kass Award, IDSA (2003)

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2015)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Johnson AC, Colakoglu S, Chong TW, Mathes DW. Indocyanine Green Angiography in Breast Reconstruction: Utility, Limitations, and Search for Standardization. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Mar;8(3):e2694. PubMed PMID: 32537350
  • Colakoglu S, Johnson A, Anderson J, Mathes DW, Chong TW. Changes to Venous Flow Coupler Signal during DIEP Flap Inset Can Be Predictive of Poor Clinical Outcomes in Autologous Breast Reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 Jul;36(6):466-470. PubMed PMID: 32172526
  • Colakoglu S, Tebockhorst S, Chong TW, Mathes DW. Patient Safety in Microvascular Plastic Surgery. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2019 Nov;35(9):631-639. PubMed PMID: 31327160
  • LaRanger R, Karimpour-Fard A, Costa C, Mathes D, Wright WE, Chong T. Analysis of Keloid Response to 5-Fluorouracil Treatment and Long-Term Prevention of Keloid Recurrence. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Feb;143(2):490-494. PubMed PMID: 30531622
  • Brown RJ, Sams S, Wolverton DE, Chong T, Borges VF, Rabinovitch RA, Murphy CD. Don't Be Fooled by DCIS. Oncology (Williston Park). 2017 Jul 15;31(7):549-51, 560-1. PubMed PMID: 28712099
  • Heelan Gladden AA, Sams S, Gleisner A, Finlayson C, Kounalakis N, Hosokawa P, Brown R, Chong T, Mathes D, Murphy C. Re-excision rates after breast conserving surgery following the 2014 SSO-ASTRO guidelines. Am J Surg. 2017 Dec;214(6):1104-1109. PubMed PMID: 28974314
  • Heelan Gladden AA, Sams S, Gleisner A, Finlayson C, Kounalakis N, Hosokawa P, Brown R, Chong T, Mathes D, Murphy C. Discussion of: "Re-excision rates after breast conserving surgery following the 2014 SSO-ASTRO guidelines". Am J Surg. 2017 Dec;214(6):1110-1111. PubMed PMID: 29033142
  • Gangopadhyay N, Chong T, Chhabra A, Sammer DM. Brachial Artery Aneurysm in a 7-Month-Old Infant: Case Report and Literature Review. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Feb 19;4(2):e625. PubMed PMID: 27014554
  • Gangopadhyay N, Chong T, Chhabra A, Sammer DM. Brachial Artery Aneurysm in a 7-Month-Old Infant: Case Report and Literature Review. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Feb;4(2):e625. PubMed PMID: 27014554
  • Scoping Review of Thereapeutic Strategies for Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars
  • Telehealth in Microsurgery
  • The Influence of Closing the Abdominal Donor Site Superficial Fascial System in Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Member
  • American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation (ASRT), Member
  • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS), Member
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC), Member

Practice Locations

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0800

CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
1500 Park Central Drive
Suite 401
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-4085

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Plastic Surgery, Board Certification (2011)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Blood / Lymphatic System
  • Surgery - Body Contouring and Liposuction
  • Surgery - Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Surgery - Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Skin, Hair and Nails - Burns
  • Skin, Hair and Nails - Biopsies and Excisions
  • Injuries and Wounds - Wounds
  • Failed Prior Surgery
  • Cancers - Breast Cancer
  • Cancers - Head and Neck Cancer
  • Cancers - Skin Cancer
  • Cancers - Sarcoma
  • Cancers
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Skin, Hair and Nails
  • Surgery
  • Transgender Health
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests focus on providing the most advanced techniques to reconstruct and restore patients after cancer surgery or after trauma. My expertise is in the aesthetic reconstruction for breast cancer, pelvic reconstruction, and limb salvage. I also perform surgery for the management of lymphedema.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2000)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, College of William and Mary (VA) (1994)
Internships:
  • University of Chicago Program (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Plastic Surgery (2010)
  • University of Virginia Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2007)
Fellowships:
  • University of Virginia Program, Research Fellowship Transplantation (2005)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
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