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    Associate Professor Christopher Cao

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    Christopher Cao is a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney, Australia. He 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. 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. He was then invited to be a Faculty Member in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York University Medical Center.

    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. His clinical interests include minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery, and he performs one of the highest numbers of robotic thoracic surgery in the Asia-Pacific region.