Dr. Roger Cho

Orthopedic(s) Surgeon

Dr. Cho is a fellowship trained spine surgeon who has been in practice since 1997.  He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Saskatchewan and subsequently completed Spine Surgery fellowships at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary.  Currently he is part of the University of Calgary Spine Program, and is a member of the Section of Orthopaedic Surgery and Section of Neurosurgery at the University of Calgary.  He practices out of the Foothills Medical Centre.

Dr. Cho had been one of the early proponents of minimally invasive spine surgery in Canada and has been performing minimally invasive spine surgery since 2002.  He has been actively involved in developing new techniques using minimally invasive surgery for complex spine problems.  He has taught minimally invasive Spine Surgery courses for surgeons in Canada and US.

Dr. Cho is part of the residency training program at the University of Calgary and has trained numerous residents over the years.  He has also trained well over 60 Neurosurgeons and Orthopaedic Surgeons to become Spine Surgeons.   These Spine Surgeons have gone on to practice in various parts of the world including North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australasia.  In addition, he has been involved in clinical research through the University of Calgary Spine Program.  He is a past Royal College Examiner for Orthopaedic Surgery.  His previous administrative roles included Program Director for the University of Calgary Spine Program and Site Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery for the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.



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