Michael Cao M.D. was appointed to the Arcadia Police Foundation Board of Directors in 2021. Dr. Cao has a long standing commitment to public service where he has honorably served his country for 10 years as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. While deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dr. Cao was the team leader of the Critical Care Airlift Team which was instrumental in treating and saving the lives of countless servicemen and servicewomen. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal(s), and Air Force Commendation Medal. Upon returning to civilian life, Dr. Cao paid it forward to future generations of physicians as a full time, faculty assistant professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Subsequently, he has built a successful private medical practice in which he maintains compassionate commitment to his patients.
Concurrent with his medical practice, Dr. Cao has been appointed to position of services in two regulated professions – the practice of medicine and practice of law. He was appointed an expert reviewer for the Medical Board of California. In 2020, Dr. Cao was appointed as a public member on the State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners by the California Speaker of the Assembly. He serves on the Subcommittee of Educational Standards and is the Chair of the Subcommittee on Examinations. Most notably, the Arcadia City Council appointed Dr. Cao on the Senior Citizen’s Commission. The theme of service to others courses throughout his diverse professional and life experiences. And it is Dr. Cao’s sense of duty to serve which motivates him to positively contribute to public safety and his local community