Samuel K Cho

Samuel K Cho, MD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Orthopaedics
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery


Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Samuel K. Cho has dual appointment as Associate Professor of Spinal Surgery in the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics and the Department of Neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cho is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and was a Rhodes Scholar regional finalist. He earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center where he was honored with multiple research grants and awards including the prestigious Frank E. Stinchfield Award. Dr. Cho returned to his alma mater to complete a Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery Fellowship at the world-renowned Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Medical Center spine service under Drs. Keith Bridwell (pediatric and adult spinal deformity), Lawrence Lenke (pediatric and. adult spinal deformity), Daniel Riew (cervical spine surgery), and Jacob Buchowski (spinal tumors, minimally invasive surgery).

Dr. Cho remains active in both basic science and clinical research and has presented at national and international meetings on topics ranging from bone biology to complex spinal reconstructions for severe spinal deformity. Dr. Cho is a nationally recognized leader in spinal surgery and has advanced expertise in a wide range of spinal procedures from microscope-assisted artificial disc replacement to the most complex spinal reconstruction for scoliosis. He has authored numerous scholarly articles and contributed to many textbooks in the field of spinal surgery. Dr. Cho's clinical interests include degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine (herniated disc, spinal stenosis, etc.); spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback syndrome, etc.), spinal tumors, metastatic spine disease, spine trauma, minimally invasive spine surgery, and motion-sparing technology (artificial disc replacement). His research interests include intervertebral disc biology, minimally invasive surgery, cervical spinal surgery, scoliosis surgery, and clinical outcomes and epidemiology of spinal surgery.

In the News: Dr. Samuel Cho discusses scoliosis in The Daily News Feature The Daily Check Up


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Focus


MD, Washington University

Residency, Orthoapedics, New York-Presbyterian Univ. Hospital of Columbia & Cornco

Fellowship, Spinal Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University

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