Dr. Stephanie Chao is a proud San Francisco Bay Area native. She received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, where she graduated with honors, distinction, and Phi Beta Kappa. She attended medical school at the University of California San Francisco and completed General Surgery Residency at Stanford University in June, 2013. Her research interests include improving hepatitis B and liver cancer prevention and control. She conceptualized the Jade Ribbon Campaign, which has become the global emblem for hepatitis B awareness. She also founded Hep B Moms, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B. Her work has been supported by numerous agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stephanie served on the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program, as well as, on Advisory Committees for the California Viral Hepatitis Clinical Task Force, the Immunization Action Coalition Birth Dose Project, and the US Congress Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Prevention Control Act. Dr. Chao was awarded the Samuel L. Kountz Humanitarian Award in 2009. She was also the 2012 recipient of the Association of Women Surgeon’s Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award.