Dr. Anthony Dao joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine in July, 2019.
Dr. Dao was born in Troy, Ohio and pursued a combined 6-year BS/MD program at the University of Akron, which is associated with the Northeast Ohio Medical University. In medical school, he was interested in public health. Dr. Dao started an exercise program for 4th grade students, implemented a depression awareness event for 400 high school students, organized a hepatitis B vaccination campaign as well as multiple screening health fairs for migrant populations and community members.
Dr. Dao was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honors Society and Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. During residency, he was involved with the Teaching Physicians Pathway where he learned teaching theory and application. He has presented a clinical vignette poster each year at the Missouri ACP conference at the Lake of the Ozarks. He was an elected member of the Housestaff Liaison Committee and the Resident Wellness Committee. Dr. Dao volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters where he’s had a Little Brother for over 3 years. This brotherhood and friendship inspired his senior resident Grand Rounds; he and Dr. Thomas Hoyt did a combined presentation on the history of St. Louis and how it impacts health disparities seen in our city. He is currently working on a retrospective pulmonary research project under the mentorship of Dr. Patrick Aguilar that evaluates the association between acute pancreatitis and the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome. His interests include pulmonary and critical care medicine, palliative care, and medical education. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, volleyball, and traveling.