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Johann Yungfa Chao, Chinese dermatology and disease consultant, educator, director. Named Top Ten Medical Contributor Taiwan promoter Tri-Nation, Japan, Korea and Taiwan International Exchange Program Christian Medical Association, 1995; recipient Excellent Alumni award Tainan High School, 1995, Top Ten Medical Contributor award in Taiwan, 1995, Appreciation award fifty five year medical service, National Physician Association Union, 2005.


Chao, Johann Yungfa was born on April 25, 1925 in Tainan, Taiwan. Naturalized, United States, 1991. Son of Tu-sheng and Hsu-yeh Chao.


Doctor of Medicine, National Taiwan University Medical College, Taipei, 1950. Graduate in leprosy and dermatology, University Hong Kong, 1953. Graduate in dermatology, University Tokyo, 1962.

Graduate in dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1979.


Physician Hong Kong Leprosarium, Hong Kong University, China, 1952—1953. Instructor master course Public Health School Taiwan University, 1953. Chief department prevention Lo-shen Leprosarium, Sin-chuang, Taipei, 1953—1955.

Chief department dermatology Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, 1956, senior consultant, since 2005. Medical director Happy Mount Leprosy Colony, Taipei County, 1956. Leprosy consultant United States Navy Medical Research Unit II, Taipei, 1979—1980, Taiwan Leprosy Relief Association and Foundation, Taiwan, Happy Mount Colony Mentally Handicapped or Disabled, Taipei.

Clinical professor dermatology and leprosy Taipei Medical University, since 2005. Private practice Edison, New Jersey. Lieutenant medical officer Air Force, 1964, Taiwan.


Active in medical services and social relief activities, Taiwan, since 1950. Member Congress Committee sponsoring XII World Congress, Taipei. Member board Taipei and National Associations Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1946.

President Happy Mount Colony Leprosy in Disabled and Handicapped Child and Adult, since 1954, board chairman, since 1954. Fellow: Taiwan Physician Association, Taipei Physician Association (Appreciation award 2005). Member: Happy Mount Colony Mentally Retarded and Disabled Child and Adult (superintendent and chairman), International Christian Medical and Dental Association (executive member 1997—2002), Taiwan Leprosy Relief Association (charter member 1958, ex-president 1998—2006), Chinese Dermatological Society (charter member, supervisor 1974-1976).


  • Other Interests

    Softball, tennis, golf, swimming.


Married Sarah Shu-hua Fan, April 22, 1954. Children: Phyllis, Elena, Peter, Arlene.

Tu-sheng Chao

Hsu-yeh Chao

Sarah Shu-hua Fan

Phyllis Chao

Elena Chao

Peter Chao

Arlene Chao