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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Zhao is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin. He then attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and was an honorable recipient of both the Welch Scholar Grant and Sparks Osteopathic Foundation Scholarship. He finished orthopedic surgery training at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences at Kansas City, Missouri.
Dr. Zhao completed an additional year of training beyond orthopedic surgery residency to sub-specialize in reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and upper extremity (under the direction of Tom R. Norris MD, H. Relton McCarroll MD, and James Kelly II MD, San Francisco Shoulder and Upper Extremity Fellowship, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA).
With a never-ending positive attitude, Dr. Zhao founded Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute in October of 2010. He enjoys meeting new people and welcomes daily challenges. His practice focuses on serving each patient with individualized care to relieve pain and restore optimal mobility and strength quickly and safely. He specialized in arthritis, total joint replacement, rotator cuff injury, arthroscopic surgery, fractures/dislocations, ligament repair and reconstruction, and other sports-related injuries.
Dr. Zhao enjoys snowboarding, windsurfing, and spending time with his family.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very professional, I left knowing that he was going to help me
I'm so upset with his inability to listen to the injury he has been in care for and doubts that I have still have pain from the injury after 12 weeks of therapy. And have spent $$$$$$ on what he thought would be best treatments. But still treats you horrible....
Dr. Zhao is a great, caring doctor. I highly recommend him to anyone who suffers from shoulder pain.
Very good. Really nice and considered my feelings. Thank you
Very efficient and explained everything well. Not condescending and listened to what I had to say. Very good doctor.
I enjoyed the whole staff except for the radiologist. She seemed to be distant with her presence with me as a patient. Way too business like. She needs to lighten up somewhat.
This was my first visit. Dr. Zhao and staff was very professional and knowledgeable. He took time to discuss my needs.
A very first class operation.
Very pleasant, professional. Better and faster than most docs.
All of the people in the office extremely professional. Best experience ever
Was very pleased with my appointment the Dr. was very polite and took the time to explain to me what my problem is and what would be the best way to treat it. He didn't go on about what we can't do .It is my opinion that Dr Zhao is the best Dr. that I have ever seen and everyone in the office was very nice and helpful.
Dr Zoe is good doctor and great personality to boot!
Dr. Zhao is caring and easy to talk to.
Everyone I came in contact with talked to me, listened to me and gave me “real” answers that I could understand. I could not ask for the visit to have been any more pleasant.
Dr. Zhao is a very knowledgable Doctor... He explained everything so I could understand. He also has a great sense of humor!!! Thank you!!!!
Always a pleasant experience even if I have to have a shot !
I didn't even have my paperwork finished before I was taken back to be seen, and even then, the Nurses there helped me finish the paperwork during the appointment... Dr. Zhao and his staff know what they'er doing and are both very professional and people-driven in their services. The impression I had walking out of their office is that they DO care about what they do and the people who put their trust in them... Now that is great service. Thank you.
He was very professional and thorough. He showed genuine concern for my needs. I am greatly satisfied.
Great, he answered all my questions about the up coming surgery.
Highly recommended ! He is very professional yet is also very personable. Over all visit was excellent. My 12 yo granddaughter was the patient and he went out of his way making sure that she understood everything. She was at ease and comfortable enough to even ask questions on her own. Thank you Dr Zhao and staff!
Dr. Zhao is very thorough in his examination. He makes sure you understand what your problem is and he gives you options on how to treat your injury. When I first started visiting Dr. Zhao I felt his front office could have been friendlier. As the months passed I began to see new faces and the atmosphere is much better. I have recommended him to 3 people who have leg injuries.
Very knowledgeable and courteous
I have confidence in Dr. Zhao. I would recommend him to any one in need of his services.
Dr zhao is the BEST
Dr. Zhao is very good at explaining everything to you, so that you can understand it all. He makes sure that you are okay with what has been said, how you feel and what is going on with your care. I am very grateful that he is my doctor.
Dr. Zhao is the best. He makes the experience personable and pleasurable. Love his staff and the support they all give.
Not only is he a wonderful physician and surgeon Dr. Zhou has a terrific bedside manner. And all his staff that I had dealings with are very professional while remaining relaxed and friendly. Would definitely recommend Dr. Zhou
He is great
I really liked the facility n staff. All new facility Dr. Z and assistant were great so far! This was my first visit.
Love Dr. Zhao! He is always nice and very informative. Definitely knows what he is talking about!
I felt welcome as soon as I stepped in the facility. All staff was friendly and professional.
Office is nice and staff is wonderful
Dr Zhao is increadibly thorough with his examination and explanation of his assessment and treatment. He takes the time to make sure I understand my options and takes great care for prevention. Dr Zhao takes care of my mom, my husband, my cousin and my friends!
ALL the staff was great. A very thorough exam was done to diagnose my issue, my options were discussed, a decision was made, and the procedure was done right then. Both the PA and Dr. Zhao explained everything with information I could understand, and all my questions were answered, and I had many. The office is beautiful and very clean. Brittany did a great job with a somewhat challenging insurance situation and was very kind, patient, and friendly. I was very pleased with my visit.
Great Bedside manner, very knowledgeable, he has my utmost confidence.
My visit to see Dr. Zhao on December 4, 2015 for a post-op appointment was a very positive experience. The professional care that I have received through Dr. Zhao has been top-notch throughout my surgical treatment regimen. I am very concerned about returning to normal activity after my surgery. Dr. Zhao patiently addressed each of my questions in a way that I could understand and thoroughly explained the specifics unique to my condition.
Dr. Zhoa and staff are great.
Two appointments "specialist" pricing and only treatment I received was confirmation my elbow has tendonitis. Which was obviously the reason my primary physician refered me and told me prior that I had. For my "Specialist" pricing, two half days taken from work and cost of travel over 40 miles each way I received a arm strap which cost me entirely to much. New Sum out of pocket was ridicules. Sad part is Wal Mart has them for a small fraction of the charges I paid not the full amount im sure my insurance was billed. It's a joke, a scam I regret going the first time and sad I did it the second and figured this would happen. I wouldn't refer anyone and hope that my money I regretfully gave this Specialist Dr" is used to help someone in need, cause it didn't help me.
I love this office! Dr. Zhao and Chris are the best! The staff are all very friendly. I wish all of my doctor visits were this nice. I think Dr. Zhao needs to open up an office in several different fields :-D
Fast, to the point, informative. Great!
I had fallen fracturing my right elbow and was referred over to this clinic by Urgent Care. I love the staff and how caring and professional they were with me. I had a couple of billing request on certain forms and Dr. Zhao's billing specialist took prompt care of me. I hope to never fracture again but if I do I will definitely be back!!! Thank you to the entire staff as we all know without a great person in practice and wonderful staff, service wouldn't excel. They have NO problem in this department. THANK YOU again!! :)
very proffessional and personable. great office staff.
Dr. Zhao is very professional while still being very compassionate. I feel very blessed to have been fortunate enough to have found him.
Every staff member (as well as Doctor) was extremely thorough, friendly and took great care in making me feel comfortable. Answered all my questions, great customer service.
I am very pleased
Jeff has done an excellent job. He was recommended by a friend who is a physician, and I have been very pleased.
Professional and easy to understand. Answered all questions
All staff and doctor were very professional , upbeat and friendly. Very thorough in explaining everything and answering questions. Facilities were very nice and clean. Very positive experience overall.
He made it seem like I was making up my injury
Everyone in Dr. Zhao's office was very professional and knowledgeable with their work. They also kept a calm and easy demeanor which I believe helped to keep anxiety levels far below minimum. Dr. Zhao himself was great! I really felt comfortable with him and that is a huge indicator to me in regards to whether or not I would continue to see a doctor or recommend one. Dr. Zhao took the time to explain to me my options for treatment and the diagnosis regarding my ailment. I highly recommend Dr. Zhao to anyone looking for an orthopedic surgeon and will continue to use Dr. Zhao as my orthopedist of choice and will refer him to other people whenever I get a chance.
Very friendly and knowledgeable.
Dr. Zhao is great he and his staff are always very professional. He gives very detailed information about what needs to be done and how he will do the procedure. I would recommend him to any one that needs an orthopedic surgeon.
He treated me like a patient not a number and listened to the problem that I am having and seemed to be really concerned on how to treat me and what we will need to do to get me well.
Was there just a few minutes before I was called back to see Dr Zhao. He took the time to listen to me and was very concerned about the things I was telling him.
Awesome doc & great staff.
I am more than pleased with Dr. Zhao and his staff! Each member is courteous and helpful, which says they have a good leader. Thank you all!
I liked that he gave me a choice of what I can do with my shoulder pain and then a recommendation. I liked the fact that he took the time to come see me verses just having the Nurse Practitioner see me, although his Nurse Practitioner said the exact same diagnosis and possible treatments. I was impressed with both.
Dr. Zhao was thorough and caring. I would highly reccommend his services to others.
Dr. Zhao and the entire office staff are absolutely amazing. It's been rough for me having to have surgery. They were very comforting and raise my spirits each time I have been in. I feel everything went perfectly and have total faith i am going to be ok because of Dr. Zhao and his team.
I feel he was honest and up front with me. His staff and assistant were all very nice. I would recommend him to a friend.
Personal and professional.
Had a great visit with the Doctor. Everybody at the office was extremely friendly. They were able to get me in right away! Would definitely recommend Dr. Zhao!
Very thorough and professional. Dr Zhoa explained every aspect of my issues .Also all the above comes with a personal touch and good bedside matters.
My wait time was not very long and his staff is very friendly. Dr Zaho always has a smile!!
Nobody would have done the job he did he is very professional beautiful office and the stuff very friendly. any shoulder problems he is the right doctor!
One of the best doctors ever.
great bed side manners!!!!!!
The whole staff was very courteous and friendly. I appreciate them getting me in to see Dr. Zhao and staff members to take care of my broken leg. They were very kind and helpful. They were a God send! Thank you all.
Dr. Zhao is very nice and I like that he listens and cares.
The staff was very friendly and courteous. Dr. Z was great and has a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend him.
Jeff was very patient and he knew knows what he's talking about. He knows the details. Very cool and wonderful guy!!
He's a great Dr! He takes his time explaining everything in detail! His staff is so friendly! No complaints! The office is very clean! My care at that office has been outstanding!
Even tho I was late I was treated well and I was seen quickly. My pain was treated and my diagnosis was accurate and professional. I would highly recommend these proffesionals.
It was great and my shoulder feels better
Very impressed. Very professional and knowledgable. Have me options for treatment along with recommendations.
Very thorough and pleaseant.
I had a bicept tendon repaired by dr Zhao around 05/27/15. He did a great job & has been great at the follow up appointments. I recently had a scare with a fall & he was great & friendly as always at that appointment as well! Great Doc!
very professional and knowledgeable. you can tell he cares about his patients. would highly recommend this doctor.
Dr. Zhao is great, as usual!
Good information. Agreed with treatment plan.
Great doctor! He makes you feel at ease the moment he walks into the room. The staff is great, every one has been friendly, helpful, and pleasant each visit. Great team of people!!!!
This was my first visit with Dr. Zhao, and i was very pleased. I was very comfortable and felt at ease. He took his time with me and i didn't feel like he was rushing through the appointment.
I was pleasantly surprised by the professionalism of Dr. Zhao, I am excited to be working with him. He came highly recommended from my PCP, after my first visit I could tell that I made the right choice.
This was a great visit. Put my mind at rest regarding concerns I had about my shoulder. Dr. Zhao presented several options and we agreed upon a clear plan of action for me. Most important, I now have a good understanding of what's going on with the pain I'm experiencing. I'd recommend him wholeheartedly. (And they took me in early - no waiting at all)!
He is terrific. His staff is really friendly and down to earth and he was really patient but knowledgable.
Other than the edit. I am very very satisfied, thoroughly pleased with my healing p
He was very thorough and explained everything in layman's terms. Very professional.
First visit was good I have a follow up visit I'll see how it will go
Steve also does a great job giving shots.
Dr. Zaho is number one in treatment and bedside manner. He is great!
It was very good and very professional
He listens, if you are afraid, or hesitant, talk to him, he will work with you.
My visit was wonderful. The doctor and the staff are very friendly.
Dr. Zhao communicates with me in a clearly understandable voice in words that are meaningful to me. He is always pleasant.
Dr. Zhao is very patient and thorough.
His staff was very unfriendly. There was one male nurse who was jovial and friendly. Everyone else seemed liked they had attitudes.
As usual, Dr. Zhao was wonderful! He is not only and excellent doctor, but he is also a great human being.
Dr. Zhao is an awesome Dr. He makes you feel very comfortable. If you need your rotator cuff repaired, he's the #1 Doctor to see.
Doctor Zhao is the best doctor I have had in the pass ten years. He went to know about you. I am not just an number
Staff DR. ,Nurses where great receptionist ok she acts like she don't really have time for but overall very good.
Very thorough exam and questioning.
He was informative and was knowledgeable about my problem. Nice and professional.
Steve Allen was excellent. He was very patient while applying a cast to my Mom's arm who is 80 and has Dementia.
Dr. Zhao is great. I did take issue with his Technician, Steve Allen however. He did not respect my modesty when I changed into the xray top. He even reached to try to help me adjust my bra, which I immediately said no, and stopped him. Very creepy. He's a little too chatty and prying as well while I was waiting for the doctor.
he was great he did my husband's hand surgery and I trust him wholeheartedly.
Very quick and very courtess staff. Love the team
Was wonderful !! He really listens to me and answers all my questions . I have recommended him to my family and friends .
Very pleased with the detailed attention he gave my dad. Great recommendation from our family physician
Wonderful and pleasant
Dr. Zhao is an awesome doctor. Very personable and did an excellent job on my left knee replacement. I'm now getting ready to have my right knee partially replaced. I have no worries or concerns about Dr. Zhao or his recommendations.
He was extremely rude and very unprofessional. I felt like I was look down upon, like a piece of dirt on the bottom of his shoe. I definitely will not be back to see this doctor. He acts like he has a chip on his shoulder and has no respect for women. He also treated me like I was an idiot. He badmouth the radiologist that did my x-rays as well as my primary care physician. He appeared to be extremely uncaring and unwilling to listen to my issues. As, far as the rest of the staff they were the only good thing about my visit today.
Dr Zhao in great! He listens to you and explains treatment options well. He makes responsible treatment recommendations!
I was very pleased. The only thing! Dr. Zhao staff members could be more friendlier. Especially the females nurses. I didn't feel comfortable with them! They all act as if they had a attitude. There was one female nurse and one male nurse that was awesome. The female nurse that did a test on my knees! And the male nurse that gave me injection. Thank you for your time.
Very nice staff, very fast. Just all around everything was a good experience.
Everyone was so friendly. The wait was minimal. Dr Zhao was very professional, informative and genuine. Our experience was great.
Excellent service from check in to check out.
The office staff was courteous; the wait time was brief. Dr. Zhao was friendly and thorough.
Dr. Zhao has worked with me despite multiple complications and delays. His surgery on my shoulder (reverse shoulder replacement) was without complications with no problems with nerves or muscles. His staff is always knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend him to anyone needing shoulder surgery!
Dr Zhao is great and I would highly recommend him
I think Dr. Zhao is one of the best doctors that has ever treated me. He is thorough, kind, intelligent, and very caring. I recommend him to any and everyone who is looking for an orthopedic doctor. I carry his cards in my purse and hand them out frequently.
Everyone is very nice, professional. At my first visit, I was seen Immediately, but today there was a lengthy wait. They make every effort to explain the injury, and to update on next steps to getting we'll. Thanks to all the staff.
Excellent. Took time to explain at my level. Did very well with discussing next steps to recovery.
Highly recommend Dr. Zhao! Extremely skilled, informative and helpful!
As usual my visit was great! I appreciate the way I am always treated at Dr. Zhao's office. This is the best place to go for shoulder or knee problems.
Dr. Jeff is one of the best physicians I have ever seen, particularly in explaining procedures and outcomes
He's a great doctor. But the receptionist isn't very friendly
Thorough, considerate of physical problems, offered alternative options to current health situation
Clearly reviewed issues with shoulder and advised on best treatment and why. Very Professional and caring.
An expert in his field of medicine.
It all went well. I would like a paper copy of my credit card charge as I check out as I can't find it on the internet.
It is important to understand my condition. He took time to explain my condition. Which is very important.
I think Dr. Zhao is an excellent doctor. He is easy to talk to and allows plenty of time to answer your questions. The entire staff is friendly and competent.
My first new appointment with Dr. Jeff Zhao , was Fabulous . Communication with him was in depth" and communicated well . His Staff is Very Professional" and did there job Very well . My waiting time was the FASTEST" I Ever Experienced from a Doctor's officer , in 65 Years. Less than 5 min. wait . 100* Stars ! Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute Is a Dynamite Place ! ;) Dr. Jeff & his staff , get 100* Stars from Me"
The front and back office staff were professional and answered all my questions regarding MRI scheduling and billing. The doctor was very personable and explained my injury in common language.
Dr. Zhao is a efficient and great Dr he finds out quickly qhat is wrong and tells you right away what your options are and if it is surgery you need you are not waiting 2 months to get is his staff is very good at there jod also.
Finally, a doctor that took the time to listen to me and let me finish saying what my problem was. He explained to me, in full and in laymen's terms, what the problem was and why it was hurting the way it was. He was also patient with me while I asked questions. He was very nice and respectful. His staff, particularly, Dr. Allen, was also understanding and patient with me as he did an unexpected in-office procedure on me that I was very nervous about. I highly recommend Dr. Zhao!
Very pleased with service and the personalities of the staff.
I thought he was very professional and knowledgeable
He truly seems interested in helping me and fixing the problem
yes I would see Zhao again. I have recommended him to many persons of interest.
Very professional. A good expirience
personable, knowledgeable, professional and a great doctor!
Worth the wait. Very professional and knowledgeable. Great at listening to you and addressing all your problems.
Dr Zhao was confident and knowledgable. He answered all of my questions. I felt comfortable choosing him as my surgeon.
It was awesome . Glad I was fortunate to have been referred to him.. GGood at talking to you and not just at you
Dr. Zhao was very friendly and funny. He was also very helpful and answered all of my questions. He was patient and took the time to explore different options as opposed to jumping straight to medication or surgery!
Posit news which was good.
Dr. Zhao is great! I am so grateful to him for his excellent care. I recommend him to anyone who has joint pain. He is easy to talk to and an excellent doctor.
He made sure he looked at all problems I liked him
I like Dr. Z----he is professional, knowledgeable-----personable and knows what he is talking about besides being encouraging about your progress.
Todo estuvo bien gracias
Awesome dr. He gives his full attention to his patients. And he explains your situation to you we're that you can understand. Not the big dr words. Glad to know dr zhoa.
I thought it went very well. He spent the time explaining everything and didn't rush through it. Would certainly recommend him to a friend.
Dr. Zhao is great. He talks to you and takes the time so that you understand him. Not only that, he has one of the nicest staff employees that I have seen in a long time. His customer service is way above excellent. He is my ortho doc. I will recommend my family and friends to Dr. Z.
It went very well and the doctor was thorough.
Very likeable. Spends adequate quality time. Explanation is clear. Confidence and medical knowledge of my orthopedic conditon was conveyed well. Referral to Dr. Zhao was made by a highly trusted and qualified physical therapist.
Extrememely professional and knowledgeable.