OAKBEND MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES 2019 PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Richmond, TX…Dr. Long
Cao, M.D., FACC has received the 2019 Physician of the Year Award from OakBend
Medical Center. The other nominees were Dr. David Chao and Dr. Chris Chen.
Physician of the Year award, OakBend’s highest recognition, is presented
annually to one outstanding physician who possesses significant practice
experience, compassion, kindness and sincerity that translates not only to
their patients, but to their nurses and other staff members that work closely
with them. These physicians look and act professional at all times and are a
role model both professionally and personally.
to Joe Freudenberger, CEO of OakBend Medical Center, “Dr.
Cao is excellent at making the complex simple. He is the ultimate team player
and is there for all events and participates.”
Dr. Long Cao was born
in Vietnam and raised in Houston. With
the support and encouragement of his parents, his lifelong dream of being a
physician became a reality.
graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University and is a medical graduate of
the University of Texas. He completed
his residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and his Cardiology
Fellowship in North Carolina.
is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He is also certified in Echocardiography,
Nuclear Cardiology and Vascular Interpretation.
a passion for teaching, Dr. Cao was an Associate Professor for Medicine and a
public speaker where he enjoys speaking on cardiac disease and cardiac
A father of three, Dr. Cao enjoys spending time with family
and friends, exploring the outdoors, traveling and painting. He speaks English,
Vietnamese and Spanish.
the award, Cao stated, “I never expected this, especially knowing Dr. Chen and
Dr. Chao, they are way more deserving of this. I didn’t expect this yet; I
wanted to work toward it. I saw Dr. Ceballos and Dr. Aly had received this
award and I always wanted to work up to it and to be deserving of it. Now that
I have received this, I’m going to keep working hard and make sure I deserve
About OakBend Medical Center
Center is the last remaining independent, nonprofit hospital in the Greater
Houston area, providing exceptional service with its three hospitals and many
specialty centers. OakBend follows an
innovative model of care that makes the patient the captain of the care team,
up-ending the traditional approach to nursing where the doctors and nurses act
as leaders of the team. This patient-centered care drives OakBend’s services
and programs, including its signature No Wait ER, an advanced trauma center and
the Jack and Billie Wendt Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit.
We remain committed
to developing the very best ways to care for our patients, ensuring a healthy
future for generations to come.