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General surgeon joins HRRMC

Jian-zhe Cao, M.D., FACS, will join Drs. Johnson and Smith in the HRRMC General and Trauma Jian-zhe Cao, M.D., FACSSurgery practice at the hospital in Salida beginning Aug. 5.

"Dr. Cao, who is known as Dr. Jian by his patients, comes to HRRMC as a well-trained, skilled, personable and highly motivated surgeon who will add significant value to our organization as well as for the patients we serve. We are so fortunate to have him join our community of excellent medical providers," said HRRMC Vice President of Business Development Peter Edis.

Dr. Cao earned his degree in medicine from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

He completed a residency in general surgery at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Dr. Cao also holds a master’s degree in medical sciences from Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Cao is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

"I believe in doing what is in the best interest of the patient. My approach is to educate the patient about his/her disease process and help the patient make the best decision. I am really looking forward to returning to Colorado to practice medicine, raise my family and enjoy the outdoors," said Dr. Cao.

For more information or to make an appointment, call (719) 530-2000.