Dr. Ying Hao Lai

Email yinghaolai@precisionsurgical.org

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan to a father from Singapore and mother from Hong Kong.  I am thankful to my parents for their forward thinking and sending me to an international school, where I had the opportunity to interact with students from many different countries and cultures as I grew up speaking Japanese, Chinese and English.  I was a wrestler from middle school to high school, which taught me discipline and work ethics that served me well when I moved to Singapore to fulfill a two and a half year mandatory military service.  Then, I came to the United States in 2001 to further my education in Boston, where I spent 6 years in Tufts University, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in biotechnology.  My interest in medicine began, as I saw my elder sister struggle with type I diabetes.  I moved to Chicago in 2007 for medical school at Northwestern University, and am happy to call Chicago my home since then.  I completed by surgical training at the University of Illinois – Metropolitan Group Hospitals program and am excited to join the Precision Surgical Group in our mission to serve the various communities that make Chicago a great city.  My focus will be to serve the people of the Chinatown and North Chicago area, as I work hand in hand with the primary care doctors who work hard to improve the health and lives of those in need.