EDUCATION

  • College: BS Biomedical Engineering – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Medical School/Degree: MD – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery – Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Fellowship: Foot & Ankle Surgery – Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Andrew Pao is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon whose practice focuses on the operative and non-operative care of a variety of foot and ankle conditions. His expertise includes treatment for arthritis of the foot and ankle; sports and cartilage injuries; trauma and fracture management of the lower extremity; bunions and forefoot pain; ankle arthroscopy; adolescent foot and ankle conditions; deformity correction; and reconstruction / revision surgery of the foot and ankle. 

Dr. Pao earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Atlanta Medical Center. During this time, he served as assistant team physician for the Georgia Tech baseball team. He completed fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, under the leadership of Dr. James Brodsky, who is internationally recognized as a leader in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Pao holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated with honors.

Dr. Pao is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). His research has been published in multiple orthopedic journals, including Foot and Ankle International and Orthopedic Clinics of North America. He has also presented his research on total ankle replacement at the AOFAS Annual Meeting, the premier international conference of foot and ankle surgeons. He is currently a member of the AOFAS Public Education Committee, which works to develop patient education information for distribution through the FootCareMD website and other communication channels. As part of the committee, Dr. Pao authors multiple articles that educate the public on various topics relating to the foot & ankle.

AFFILIATIONS & HONORS

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) – member
  • American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) – member
  • AOFAS Public Education Committee – member
  • Award for Most Outstanding Research Presentation, Atlanta Medical Center
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Johns Hopkins University Hodson Trust Scholarship Recipient

PUBLISHED RESEARCH

Long-term functional results of Total Ankle Arthroplasty in Stiff Ankles.

Brodsky JW, Jaffe DE, Pao AW, Vier DD, Taniguchi A, Daoud Y, Coleman S, Scott D. Long-term functional results of Total Ankle Arthroplasty in Stiff Ankles. Foot & Ankle International. 2021 Feb 8. Online.

Restorative Tissue Transplantation Options for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus

Chao J, Pao AW. Restorative Tissue Transplantation Options for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus. Orthopedic Clinics of N. America. 2017 Jul; 48(3):371-383.

Age as an independent risk factor for postoperative morbidity and mortality after total joint arthroplasty in patients 90 years of age or older.

D’Apuzzo MR, Pao AW, Novicoff WM, Browne JA. Age as an independent risk factor for postoperative morbidity and mortality after total joint arthroplasty in patients 90 years of age or older. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2014 Mar; 29(3):477-80.