Dr. Pao grew up in Hong Kong and later attended college at Marquette University. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Pao received his specialty training at the Mallinkrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He served as an attending physician at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He has volunteered for many charity organizations including the American Cancer Society and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Fund. He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology.
He serves on the Medicare Advisory Board for Wisconsin, and has special clinical interests in brachytherapy and radiosurgery.