About Jae-O Bae, MD

Dr. Bae was born on a small family farm in South Korea and his family immigrated to the United States when he was a young child. He grew up in New Jersey, and then went to college at the Johns Hopkins University. He then obtained his medical education at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School graduating in 2000.

He completed his residency in general surgery at Columbia University Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospitals. During his residency, he spent two years doing basic science research in neuroblastoma angiogenesis combined with a clinical fellowship in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. Following his general surgery training, Dr. Bae completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School / Children's Medical Center at Dallas in 2009, and has been working at Phoenix Children's Hospital ever since.

Dr. Bae is board certified in pediatric surgery and general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

He enjoys a broad surgical practice and has expertise in childhood cancers, endocrine surgery, pectus excavatum repair and other advanced minimally invasive operations in babies and children.

Dr. Bae loves raising his 3 boys and trying to spend as much time with them as they would allow. He enjoys working out, hiking, golfing and other outdoor activities.

Medical School / Education

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ


(General Surgery) Columbia University Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY


(Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-ECMO) New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York, NY

(Pediatric Surgery) University of Texas Southwestern Medical School / Children's Medical Center

Dallas, TX

Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery

American Board of Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Thyroid and Endocrine

Pediatric Tumors

Pectus Excavatum Repair

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Fellow, American College of Surgeons


Dr. Bae is so knowledgeable, caring, and easy to talk to. We just love him. He is an asset to the pediatric community.

Good experience

We had a wonderful seamless experience. Check in was quick, we got called back and saw the doctor within minutes of arriving. The doctor was so knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He was very caring and relatable. We left the appointment with our mind at ease that our child was going to be ok.