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Meet the Orthopaedics Physicians

Woojin Cho, MD, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Practice Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Education
Hanyang University
Hanyang University Hospital
University of Virginia Health System
Hospital for Special Surgery
Academic Title
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Administrative Title
Attending Physician, Division of Spine Surgery
Clinical Focus
Dr. Cho treats all types of spine pathology with many different surgical techniques. His special interests are the spinal deformities, as well as the degenerative conditions of cervical and thoracolumbar spine.
Research Focus
Dr. Cho has more than 60 scientific articles related to spine research published or in press and has made more than 160 presentations at various well-known international meetings. On top of peer reviewed publications, he has written numerous review articles as well as book chapters. His extensive background allowed him to be involved in almost all subfields of spine research including Biomechanics, Anatomy, Deformity, Cervical spine, Thoracolumbar spine, and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

View Dr. Cho's publications on PubMed


Woojin Cho, MD, PhD earned his medical degree at Hanyang University College of Medicine in South Korea and completed his orthopaedic internship, residency and a three-year spine clinical fellowship at Hanyang University Hospital and Sun General Hospital. During training, Dr. Cho earned a PhD degree at Hanyang University College of Medicine as well.

Licensed to practice in both the United States and Korea, Dr. Cho is a Korean Orthopaedic Board-certified surgeon. Additionally, he is a New York State licensed physician and a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Cho joined Montefiore Medical Center as a spine attending in 2013.

After immigrating to the United States in 2006, Dr. Cho completed a biomechanical and clinical research fellowship at Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis. He also served as a clinical research fellow at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, where he completed requirements for his United States Medical License Exam (USMLE), which permitted him to train as a clinical fellow in the United States.  Dr. Cho completed his first clinical fellowship at the University Virginia Health System, a Level I trauma center. He went on participate in the Spine Clinical Fellowship for two years at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Cho is member of the Scoliosis Research Society, the North American Spine Society, AO Spine North America, the Korean American Spine Society, the Korean Society of Spine Surgery, the Korean Spine Arthroplasty Society, the Pacific and Asian Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, the Korean Orthopaedic Association, and the Korean Medical Association.