Instructor Profile

Cheng-Kai Kao, Biomedical Informatics instructor

Cheng-Kai Kao, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine; Chief Medical Information Officer; Medical Director, Office of International Programs

Cheng-Kai Kao, MD, is an academic hospitalist board certified in clinical informatics. In his role as the health system Chief Clinical Informatics Innovation Officer, his work focuses on leveraging technology to enhance clinical workflow and drive healthcare innovations at University of Chicago Medicine. His areas of interests include clinical decision support, highly reliable care, digital health, and hospital at home. Dr. Kao also oversees the clinical course of international patients from all over the world. He is named Top Hospitalist by American College of Physicians Hospitalist magazine in 2017.