Dr. Pao is the Director of Provider Relations for CEP America. He currently co-chairs the Reimbursement Committee for the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and he also serves on the Reimbursement Committee for ACEP. Dr. Pao is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a practicing physician at Pomerado Hospital and Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, CA. In 2005 and 2006, Dr. Pao was given the "Top Doc" Award by San Diego Magazine. He has served as the President of the California Emergency Residency Association and as a reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Pao also served as the Assistant Director for the Palomar Hospital Emergency Department and is a member of the Board of Directors for CAL/ACEP and the San Diego County Medical Society. Dr. Pao attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he graduated with highest distinction. He then went on to study medicine at Duke University and completed his residency at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Pao has been with CEP America since 1999.