Hao is a principal investigator in the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern. He is the director of the CRI Tissue Regeneration Program and a co-leader of the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center Development and Cancer Research Program. He is also an attending physician in the Multidisciplinary Liver Cancer Clinic at Parkland Memorial Hospital.
His current research seeks to elucidate how tissue injury, regeneration, and wound healing influence organ function and cancer formation. His lab uses somatic genetic approaches to deconvolute the complexity of chronic liver disease.
Hao earned his MD at Harvard Medical School and MIT. He received training in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and in medical oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.