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.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022


Board Certification(s)

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Northshore University Health System-Evanston Hospi, Evanston, IL
University of Washington, Seattle, WA


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

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.