Dr. Samuel Cho, MD

Dr. Samuel Cho, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Samuel Cho, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

5 E 98th St Ste 1188

New York, NY 10029

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cho performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Cho's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cho "Dr. Samuel K. Cho is a fellowship-trained academic orthopaedic spine surgeon who specializes in the treatment of common and complex spinal disorders and deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback syndrome, etc.) affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions in adult and pediatric patients. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery in the Leni & Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Cho is a strong believer in providing only scientifically proven treatments (evidence-based medicine) to his patients with a touch of personalized care. To that end, his continued research efforts in both basic science and clinical research are a reflection of his commitment to improving the quality of spine care for the patients. Dr. Cho's approach is clear and simple: To offer the highest level of spine care and treat every patient like family."
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Cho does not have any board certifications listed.

84  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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34  Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Merck Index Award, 1999
  • University of Virginia Lawn Resident, 1998
  • Weedon Foundation Award, 1998
  • Frank E. Stinchfield Award, 2009
  • Rhodes Scholar Finalist, 1999
  • Echols Scholarship, 1996
  • Fielding Award (Cervical Spine Research Society), 2010
  • Raven Society, 1998
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1997
  • Margaret Morgan Coughlin Award, 1999
Media & Publications
  • Suratwala S, Cho SK, Van Rattle J, Park SH, Seo SW, Chang SS, Gardner T, Lee FY. Enhancement of periprosthetic bone quality with topical hydroxyapatite-bisphosphonate composite: an experimental study. J Bone Joint Surg - Am. 2008 Oct;90(10):2189-96.,
  • Seo SW, Lee D, Cho SK, Kim AD, Minematsu H, Celil Aydemir AB, Geller JA, Macaulay W, Yang J, Young-In Lee F. ERK signaling regulates macrophage colony-stimulating factor expression induced by titanium particles in MC3T3.E1 murine calvarial preosteoblastic cells. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Nov;1117:15,
  • Kim YJ, Lenke LG, Kim J, Bridwell KH, Cho SK, Cheh G, Sides B. Comparative analysis of pedicle screw versus hybrid instrumentation in posterior spinal fusion of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine. 2006 Feb 1;31(3):291-8.,
  • Dalkin AC, Burger LL, Aylor KW, Haisenleder DJ, Workman LJ, Cho S, Marshall JC. Regulation of gonadotropin subunit gene transcription by gonadotropin-releasing hormone measurement of primary transcript ribonucleic acids by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction assays. Endocrin,
  • Kim YJ, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Kim JH, Cho SK, Cheh G, Yoon JY. Proximal junctional kyphosis in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis following 3 different posterior segmental spinal instrumentation and fusion: incidence and risk factor analysis of 410 cases. Spine. 2007 Nov 15;32(24)2731-8.,
  • Cho SK, Lenke LG, Hanson D. Traumatic noncontiguous double fracture-dislocation of the lumbosacral Spine. Spine J. 2006 Sep-Oct;6(5): 534-8.,
  • Kim YJ, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Kim J, Cho SK. Proximal junctional kyphosis in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis following segmental posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion: minimum 5-year follow-up. Spine. 2005 Sep 15;30(18):2045-50.,
  • Seo SW, Lee D, Minematsu H, Kim AD, Shin M, Cho SK, Kim DW, Yang J, Lee FY. Targeting extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling has therapeutic implications for inflammatory osteolysis. Bone. 2010 Mar;46(3):695-702.,
  • Kim DW, Lee HJ, Karmin JA, Lee SE, Chang SS, Tolchin B, Lin S, Cho SK, Kwon A, Ahn JM, Lee FY. Mechanical loading differentially regulates membrane-bound and soluble RANKL availability in MC3T3-E1 Cells. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Apr;1068:568-72.,
  • Kim YJ, Lenke LG, Cho SK, Bridwell KH, Sides B, Blanke K. Comparative analysis of pedicle screw versus hook instrumentation in posterior spinal fusion of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine. 2004 Sep 15;29(18):2040-8.,
  • Cho W, Cho SK, Wu C. The biomechanics of pedicle screw-based instrumentation. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010 Aug;92(8):1061-5.,
  • Lee JK, Amorosa L, Cho SK, Weidenbaum M, Kim Y. Recurrent lumbar disk herniation. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010 Jun;18(6):327-37.,
  • Seo SW, Cho SK, Storer SK, Lee FY. Zoledronate reduces unwanted bone resorption in intercalary bone allografts. Int Orthop. 2010 Apr;34(4):599-603.,
  • Kim DW, Seo SW, Cho SK, Block JA, Hei TK, Chang SS, Lee SE, Lee FY. Targeting of cell survival genes using small interfering RNAs(siRNAs) enhances radiosensitivity of grade II chondrosarcoma cells.J Orthop Res.2007 Jun;25(6):820-8.,
  • Spine surgeon joins Montvale team, 3/24/11

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

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Dr. Cho's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cho to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Cho's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Terrible, This doctor made my back is worse, seeing another doctor, dont waste your time.
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