Hoon Choi, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Hoon Choi, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

MCW Neurosurgery

Introduction

Dr. Choi is the Director of Spine Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin Green Bay. Dr. Choi specializes in complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery, in addition to image-guided and minimally invasive cranial surgery. Being a neurosurgeon-engineer, he has a special interest in combining engineering and neurosurgery to perform translational research in spine biomechanics, computational simulations, virtual reality, biomaterials, artificial disc technology, and robotic surgery.

From Dr. Choi

“As a neurosurgeon, I have a passion for what I do. I find it fascinating that I am able to use the latest technology to make a big impact in quantity and quality of life. It is my goal to review the condition and have a conversation with each patient to understand how it is impacting their life. Then as a team, we can personalize the approach for treating the condition to best meet their individual needs.”

Education / Training

  • Medical School: The University of Auckland, Medical and Health Sciences, New Zealand
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse
  • Residency, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Awards & Honors

  • 2004 – Senior Prize in Human Biology
  • 2008 – Graduation from Medical School with Distinction
  • 2015 – New York State Neurosurgical Society (NYSNS) Annual Meeting Award for Best Resident Research

Publications

Title

  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Board Certification

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery – Board Eligible

Surgical Services

  • Spinal surgery:
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Complex spinal instrumentation
  • Artificial disc & motion preservation
  • Robotic surgery
  • Revision surgery
  • Brain tumors:
  • Stereotactic surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Laser ablation
  • Neurotrauma:
  • Brain
  • Spine

Conditions Treated

  • Brain Tumors
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spine and Brain Trauma
  • Adjacent segment degeneration
  • Failed Spinal Instrumentation
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors and Disorders
  • Stroke

Locations

  • HSHS St. Vincent’s Hospital
  • Prevea Allouez Health Center
  • Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin