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)
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

  • 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
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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

Lone Tree Breast Center
9544 Park Meadows Dr
Suite 100
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-553-1200

UCHealth - Lone Tree Health Center
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-2200

Lone Tree Surgery Center
9218 Kimmer Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-553-1402

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

CU Plastic Surgery
12348 E. Montview Blvd
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, 2nd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-8700

UCHealth Surgical Care – Highlands Ranch Hospital
1500 Park Central Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-1000

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)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
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