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Robert H. Cho

Robert Cho

Shriners for Children Medical Center
909 S Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105


California (CA)

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Orthopaedic Surgery
Doctor's practice has a pediatric specialty or subspecialty

Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Robert H. Cho is a pediatric orthopaedic and scoliosis surgeon and Chief of Staff of Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCLA. He has presented numerous research papers, posters, and presentations around the world on outcomes of scoliosis and limb deformity surgery, and improving surgical safety and efficiency. He has been recognized as a Super Doctor for three years running.  Dr. Cho lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

Published In:

Southern California Super Doctors 2019
Southern California Super Doctors 2018
Southern California Super Doctors 2017
Southern California Rising Stars 2015
Southern California Rising Stars 2014
Southern California Rising Stars 2013

About Robert Cho

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Graduation Year: 2004

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Honors and Awards:

One of three residents from the entire state of Pennsylvania to be on the POS Board of Directors. 

Resident Representative Board Member, Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society, 2006

Given to the most outstanding medical student going into orthopedic surgery from medical school.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery Award, Drexel University, 2004

Given to outstanding medical students who excelled at gross anatomy and subsquently taught others as an instructor.

Gross Anatomy Medical Scholar, Drexel University, 2002

Special Licenses/Certifications:

ABOS Board Certified

Professional Activity:

Active Member, Scoliosis Research Society

Board of Directors, Pediatric Orthopedic Society Of North America

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

Showed the effect of MAGEC rod lengthening in children diminishes with increasing length of the construct.

Co-Author, Maximal Force Generated by Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods Decreases With Rod Lengthening, Spine Deformity Journal, 2018

Orthopedic Surgery in the Digital Age: Using Social Media and the Internet to Improve Patient Care and Grow Your Practice

Moderator, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2015

Presentation about the incidence of myelomeningocele (spina bifida) globally.

Principal investigator, How does the Incidence and Epidemiology of Myelomeningocele Differ Globally, Scoliosis Research Society, 2013

Principal Investigator, Narrowing of the regenerate as a sign of impending fracture in distraction osteogenesis, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2013

This paper identifies two different subtypes of Lenke 1A curves that have different behaviors with regards to distal adding-on.  It identifies risk factors that are associated with this phenomena and offers suggestions to minimize its risk of occurence

Primary Author, Which Lenke 1A curves are at the greatest risk for adding-on... and why?, Spine, 2012

This article reviews different technques for management of pediatric femoral shaft fractures.

Co-author, Intramedullary nailing of pediatric femoral shaft fracture., Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2012

This presentation identifies risk factors for distal adding-on in Lenke 1A curves.

Presenter, Which Lenke 1A curves are at the greatest risk for adding-on... and why?, Scoliosis Research Society, 2010

This is a summary article about the history of bracing for idiopathic scoliosis in North America.

Co-author, A history of bracing for idiopathic scoliosis in North America., Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, 2010


A summary of my practice from Shriners.

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Educational Background:

Undergraduate -- Cornell University, Cum Laude

Medical School -- Drexel University, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Delta Zeta chapter

Residency -- Drexel University

Fellowship -- Rady Childrens Hospital San Diego

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