Weike Tao, M.D.

Weike Tao, M.D.

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Management
  • Pain Management


Weike Tao, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Tao earned his medical degree at Tongji Medical University in China. He completed a residency in general surgery at Bai Yu Shan Hospital, a residency in cardiac surgery at Union Hospital in China, and a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. 

Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2003. 

Dr. Tao serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. He has delivered numerous invited international and national lectures, co-edited the book A Modern Reference Course in Labor and Delivery, contributed to the textbook Williams Obstetrics, and published countless academic articles. 

Dr. Tao is dedicated to international health outreach, particularly promoting labor analgesia and obstetric anesthesia safety in China. His efforts aim to eliminate pain during childbirth, minimize nonmedically indicated cesarean deliveries, and improve safety for mothers and babies.

He is member of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. In 2014 and 2015, Dr. Tao earned the Fellowship Faculty Recognition Award from the UT Southwestern Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Union Hospital (1985-1991), Cardiac Surgery
  • Residency - Bai Yu Shan Hospital (1983-1985), General Surgery
  • Medical School - Tongji Medical University (1978-1983)
  • Residency - UT Medical Branch at Galveston (1999-2003), Anesthesiology
  • Sepsis
  • Cardiac Function
  • Burn Injury

Clinical Focus

  • Pain Management

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