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Hoi See Tsao, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Medical Education


Hoi See Tsao, M.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in pediatric emergency medicine, focusing on prehospital medicine, emergency medical services (EMS), medical education, and simulation.

Dr. Tsao earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and received advanced training in pediatric emergency medicine through a fellowship at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She also holds a master’s of public health degree from Brown.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Tsao is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Medical Association and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

She serves as a fellow representative on the Prehospital-Based Care Domain at the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) and is on the national Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Steering Committee.

Dr. Tsao has delivered numerous lectures and presentations, published a number of academic articles, and contributed to the book Pediatric Traumatic Emergencies.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Harvard Medical School (2011-2015)
  • Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital (2015-2018), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital (2018-2021), Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Honors & Awards
  • Rhode Island Hospital Fellows Research Travel Award, (2019, 2021), Brown Emergency Medicine
  • Graduate School Conference Travel Grant, (2020, 2021), Brown University Graduate School Committee
  • “Sounding the Alarm on the Importance of Sleep: The Positive Impact of Sufficient Sleep on Childhood Flourishing” 1 of 16 Abstracts Selected for Media Relations Program 2019, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Research Highlighted in New York Times:
  • Master of Public Health Thesis Grant Award 2019, Brown University School of Public Health
  • Honorable Mention for Resident Quality Improvement Award 2018, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Nominated for Principal Clinical Experience Teaching Award 2017, Harvard Medical School
  • “Changing the Way We Approach Medically Complex Children: A Screener for Unmet Needs” 1 of 4 Students Selected to Give Oral Presentation of Original Research 2013, Harvard Medical School Soma Weiss Student Research Day
  • Outstanding Alumni Award 2013, Chinese International School
  • M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship 2011, Wellesley College
  • Symantec Award for Innovation in Teaching 2010, Teach for America
  • Summa cum laude 2009, Wellesley College
  • Neuroscience major departmental honors 2009, Wellesley College
  • Phi Beta Kappa 2009, 1 of 12 students inducted as a junior, Wellesley College
  • Beck Honor Fellowship 2008, Wellesley College
  • Robert D. Staley and Karl A. Staley Grant for Cancer-Related Research 2008, Wellesley College
  • Sally Whitcher World Travel and Peace Award 2008, 1 of 2 undergraduate students selected to receive award, Hostelling International USA – Eastern New England Council
Books & Publications
  • Prehospital medicine/emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Medical education
  • Simulation

Clinical Focus

  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Medical Education
  • Simulation

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