Connie Shao is a general surgery resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed an MSPH in Health Outcomes and the American College of Surgeons MacLean Ethics Fellowship during her research years. She is interested in improving healthcare access and outcomes, specifically through the doctor-patient relationship. Her mixed methods research on telemedicine focuses on increasing equity in access for older patients.

Dr. Shao is a 2022 AcademyHealth Diversity Scholar