Elaine Tsao, MD
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Bio: CURRICULUM VITAE Elaine Y. Tsao, M.D. PERSONAL DATA Work Address Seattle Children’s Hospital 4800 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 Mailing Address MS OB.8.410 P.O. Box 5371 Seattle, WA 98145-5005 Place of Birth Taipei, Taiwan Citizenship United States EDUCATION Undergraduate 1997 – 2002 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance Graduate 2004 – 2008 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Degree: Doctor of Medicine Postgraduate Training 2008 – 2009 Internship: Internal Medicine North Shore University Health System affiliated with University of Chicago (formerly known as Evanston Hospital affiliated with Northwestern University), Evanston, Illinois 2009 – 2012 Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 2012 – 2014 Fellowship: Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington FACULTY POSITION HELD 9/2014 – present Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine University of Washington, Seattle, Washington HOSPITAL POSITION HELD 9/2014 – present Attending Physician, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington HONORS/AWARDS 2008 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department Medical Student of the Year, Medical College of Wisconsin 2002 Summa cum laude, School of Arts and Science, Northwestern University 2002 Cum laude, School of Music, Northwestern University 2002 Honors in Psychology, Northwestern University 2002 Phi Beta Kappa, Northwestern University 2002 Wilmette Music Society Scholarship Award BOARD CERTIFICATION 2013 American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014 Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine CURRENT LICENSE 2014 - 2017 Physician, Full License in State of Washington PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP 2010 – present American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES 2015 - present Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Co-director of Neurorehabilitation course of residency didactics Dec. 10, 2015 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Lecturer for residency didactics “Cancer Rehabilitation” Fall, 2014 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Faculty leader in small group case discussions in Neurorehabilitation course of residency didactics 6 lecture hours October 15, 2013 University of Washington School of Medicine Introduction to Clinical Medicine II course “Functional History and Rehabilitation” session facilitator for medical students 1 lecture hour March 14, 2013 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital "Pediatric Cancer Rehabilitation” in-service lecture 1 lecture hour 2011 – present Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s Hospital “Spasticity” lecture for residents on Medically Complex Child Service 1 lecture hour/2-3 months 2011 – 2013 University of Washington School of Medicine “Spasticity” and “Selected Topics of Neurorehabilitation” lecture for medical students on Chronic Care Clerkship 1-2 lecture hours/year 2011 – present University of Washington School of Medicine Facilitator of case presentations by medical students on Chronic Care Clerkship 3 lecture hours/year June 5, 2012 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington “Performance Arts Medicine” lecture at Musculoskeletal Conference 1 lecture hour EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 2011 – 2012 Rehab In Review Regional Editor for University of Washington SPECIAL LOCAL RESPONSIBILITIES 2013 – 2014 Quality Practice Council, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington 2011 – 2012 Residency Quality Improvement Committee, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 2006 – 2007 Admissions Committee Student Representative, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2005 – 2006 Volunteer and Insurance Counselor, Saturday Free Clinic for the Uninsured, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2005 – 2006 HIV/AIDS Educator, MCW Cares, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2004 – 2006 Humanistic Medicine Committee Co-Chair, American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin RESEARCH FUNDING 9/2014 - present Sub-Investigator Project Name: An Open-Label, Multi-Center, 48-Week Study with a Concurrent Untreated Control Arm to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Eteplirsen in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Funded by: Sarepta Therapeutics Principal Investigator: Susan Apkon, MD 5/2015 - present Sub-Investigator Project Name: An Open-Label, Multi-Center Study to Evaluate the Safety, Efficacy and Tolerability of Eteplirsen in Early-Stage Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Funded by: Sarepta Therapeutics Principal Investigator: Susan Apkon, MD 11/2014 – present Sub-Investigator Project Name: An Open-Label, Multi-Center Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Eteplirsen in Patients with Advanced Stage Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Funded by: Sarepta Therapeutics Principal Investigator: Susan Apkon, MD 1/2016 - present Sub-Investigator Project Name: An open label, expanded access protocol intended to provide treatment with MP-104 (deflazacort) to U.S. children, adolescents, and/or adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy Funded by: Marathon Pharmaceuticals, LLC Principal Investigators: Cristian Ionita, MD and Susan Apkon, MD BIBLIOGRAPHY Peer-Reviewed Publications Wittry S, Tsao E, Bjornson K. Can clinic-based walking measures predict community walking activity in children with cerebral palsy? J Pediatr Rehabil Med. (Accepted for publication) Kornafel T, Tsao EY, Sablehaus E, Surges L, Apkon SD. Physical and Occupational Therapy for a Teenager with Acute Flaccid Myelitis: A Case Report. Phys Ocup Ther Pediatr. 2017 Jan 17:1-11 Mann K, Tsao E., Bjornson K. Physical activity and walking performance: Influence on quality of life in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2016 Dec 2;9(4): 279-286 Tsao E, Bjornson K, Christensen A, Apkon S. Functional outcomes and unplanned transfers of pediatric patients with central neurological impairments receiving inpatient rehabilitation care with cancer and noncancer diagnoses. PM R. 2016 Jun;8(6):529-35 Other Publications Excerpts on literature review of selected journal articles in “In Case You Missed It”, Pediatric Passages section of The Pediatric Rehabilitation/Developmental Disabilities Council Quarterly Information Letter, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol 5(2), Spring 2013; Vol 5(3), Summer 2013; Vol 5(4), Fall 2013; Vol 6, Issue 1, Winter 2014. Chowdrhy A., Tsao E., Schmidt A. Transverse Vibrating Modes of Resonance Wire Loop. Northwestern Undergraduate Research Journal, Vol 2 May 2005, p. 33. Abstracts Tsao, E., Bjornson K., Christensen A., Apkon S. Outcomes of pediatric patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation care with cancer and non-cancer diagnoses. American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Annual Assembly 2013. OTHER National Presentations 2013, 2015-16 Annual Review Course in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington “Spina Bifida and Rehabilitation” lecture for attendees (2013, 2015, 2016) “Neuromuscular Disorders of Childhood” lecture for attendees (2016) Pediatric Rehabilitation Module chair in 2015-2016 February 23, 2015 “Post-Fellowship Research Presentation” Webinar Co-lecturer for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellows and providers in US 2013 Tsao, E., Bjornson K., Christensen A., Apkon S. Functional outcomes of pediatric patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation care with cancer and non- cancer diagnoses. Poster presentation at AAPMR Annual Assembly, National Harbor, MD Local Presentations March 16, 2016 Lecturer for PACU team in-service, Seattle Children’s Hospital “Intrathecal baclofen test dose: overview and case study” May 8, 2015 Morrill, J., Zumsteg, J., Tsao, E. A case study of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Poster presentation at the 30th Annual Justus F. Lehmann Symposium 2013 “Functional outcomes of pediatric patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation care with cancer and non-cancer diagnoses” Oral presentation at Rehabilitation Medicine Research Day at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA 2013 Tsao, E., Bjornson K., Christensen A., Apkon S. Functional outcomes of pediatric patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation care with cancer and non- cancer diagnoses. Poster presentation at Graduate Medical Education Research Day, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 2005 Tsao, E., Baker, J. The effects of lidocaine on the generation of superoxide in isolated perfused rat hearts. Poster presentation at Medical Student Research Day, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE 2002 – 2004 Research Technician, Center for Circadian Biology and Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 2002 – 2004 Violin Instructor, Skokie, Illinois 1999 – 2002 Behavioral Therapy (Applied Behavioral Analysis method), Glencoe, IL