Northern Medical Center

James Chao, MD

Experienced Pediatrician

James (Chia-Yu) Chao, MD is board certified Pediatrician in Middletown New York, by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Affiliation: Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Hospital in Sewell, N.J. and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital.

Languages: English, Chinese and German

Dr. Chao is a  a Pediatrician with over 35 years of experience. He graduated magna cum laude from University of Dusseldorf School of Medicine, in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1984.  After moving to the United States, he worked as a research associate at the Institute for Gene-therapy, Department of Pediatrics, at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed a Pediatric residency with SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, before going into a private practice. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Physician’s Board of Germany and is currently licensed to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey. 

A Pediatrician Beloved by Patients

Dr. Chao has extensive experience working with children. With a career spanning more than three decades, he is a wealth of information and a trusted source of medical advice for parents. 

As a Pediatrician, Dr. Chao consistently receives high ratings in online physician rating platforms. In one review, a verified patient wrote:


Me and my family can’t thank Dr. Chao enough for all the care he has given our 2 daughters since the day they were born. He has always gone out of his way to check on his patients and help their parents during any illness their children might have. He is such an amazing person and he loves being a pediatric doctor. Dr. Chao should receive the highest award possible for dedication and service to all the children he has cared for. Thank you Dr. Chao.” 

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Ailments Our Pediatrician Treat

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Autism
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Constipation
  • Croup
  • Dehydration
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Lyme Disease
  • Bacterial Pneumonia
  • Otitis Media
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Warts/Plantar Warts
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Dr. Chao