Dr Zoe Gao is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with subspecialty interests in cataract surgery, oculoplastics, and strabismus. This includes the management of watery eyes, eyelid cancers and plastic surgery. She is also able to provide care for general ophthalmic conditions including glaucoma and macular degeneration.
She grew up in Hobart and underwent her medical training at the University of Tasmania, graduating with first class honours. She completed a Master of Philosophy in Ophthalmology publishing in peer reviewed journals and presenting at major conferences before commencing ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
Dr Gao was awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence (K. G. Howsam Medal) for being the most outstanding candidate in the final exit examinations across Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Gao subsequently undertook 6 months of fellowship working for the Fred Hollows Foundation Australia in central Australia and the Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji. She then completed a further 12 months of fellowship in Oculoplastic surgery, Paediatric ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in the UK.
Dr Gao is very excited to be returning to her home town and providing the highest standard of ophthalmic care to her patients in association with Dr Andrew Jones. Alongside her academic qualifications and depth of ophthalmology experience, she is dedicated towards taking the time to build excellent doctor-patient relationships based on empathy, trust, sincerity and respect.