Elaine Y. Tsao, MD

    • Alison University Place, WA 06.30.15

      Dr. Tsao is a phenomenal physician. She has a wonderful way of talking with kids, she listens to them, and she makes sure they are part of their continuing health care. She was able to help my daughter feel comfortable talking to anyone but family. She is 11 years old, has been under the care of Dr. Tsao for several months, and we have seen such a difference. She still struggles with the physical injury pains, but mentally and emotionally Dr. Tsao has made such a difference! We are thankful to have her head up my daughters Health Team.


Board Certification(s)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Internal Medicine, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Washington, Seattle


Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Cerebral palsy, brain injury, spinal cord injury, tone management, cancer-related impairments, arthrogryposis, limb deficiency

Research Description

Functional outcomes and unplanned transfers of pediatric patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation with cancer and non-cancer diagnoses.