Specialty Family Medicine Language(s) Spoken English Joined Kelsey-Seybold March 2021 Accepting New Patients? Yes BiographyProfessional Background Dr. Jenny Bao earned her Bachelor of Science in chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 and her Doctor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 2011. She completed her Family Practice internship and residency at MacNeal Hospital, an affiliate of Loyola Medicine in the Chicagoland area, in 2014. Dr. Bao has cared for patients as a staff physician at NorthShore University Health Systems in Illinois, and as a per diem physician at Kaiser Permanente Orange County, Calif. She was also a clinician educator at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and an assistant clinical professor at the University of California at Los Angeles in Santa Monica. Dr. Bao joined Kelsey-Seybold as a per diem physician in 2020, where she transitioned to a full-time Family Medicine role in March 2021.Professional AssociationsDr. Bao is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.Hobbies and InterestsDr. Bao enjoys seeing the world through her son’s eyes, finishing her 4-mile runs, riding her Peloton bike, cooking/baking homemade food, and listening to great podcasts.Fun Facts The best advice Dr. Bao has ever received came from the book Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Markham, who wrote:“Children thrive when they feel connected and understood.” “Disconnection is a normal part of life, no matter how aware we are. So parenting effectively requires us to constantly reconnect every day.”“I can do hard things.”“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”“You don’t have to; you get to.”The most exotic places she has visited are the mountains of Costa Rica, where she ziplined, the waters of Southern California, where she sailed, and the Great Wall of China, where she hiked portions of it.