As an oculoplastic surgeon, I specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, eye socket and tear drainage system. Vision is a vital sensory function and the appearance of the eyes profoundly affects how people view themselves. When impaired by trauma, cancer, or the ravages of time, my job is to restore these critical aspects of a patient’s life.
My approach to care is to build partnerships with my patients, educate them about their diseases and offer various treatment options. I guide them through the treatment process to ensure they receive the highest level of care. Patients know themselves best, and given the right information, can make the best choices for themselves.
I’m proud to be part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Not only do I get to care for wonderful and interesting patients, but I also have the opportunity to pass my knowledge and expertise on to the next generation of physicians.
I grew up in Toledo, Ohio and then traveled the world for 21 years as an Army physician before retiring from the military and moving back to the Buckeye State with my wife and two boys. When I’m not working, I enjoy fixing up the house, watching Ohio State football and relaxing with my family.
- Director, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Retired Army Colonel and former president of the Society of Military Ophthalmologists
- Recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award
- Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2016–2019
- Associate Professor
- Member of the OSUWMC Skull Base Team
- Board of directors, North American Society of Academic Orbital Surgeons
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Eyelid Diseases
- Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
- Orbital Diseases
- Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
- Skull Base Tumors
- Graves Ophthalmopathy
- Orbital Fractures
- Orbital Myositis
- Eye Tumors
- Orbital Cellulitis
- Eyelid Cancers
- Lacrimal Duct Obstruction
- Orbital Pseudotumor
- Retrobulbar Hemorrhage
- Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome
- Nasolacrimal Duct
- Eye Enucleation
- Eye Evisceration
- Orbital Implants
- Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
- Facial Paralysis
Locations Where I Practice
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212
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Education and Training
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
8/31/1990 - 6/12/1994
Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam, Houston, TX
7/1/1994 - 6/30/1995
San Antonio Military Medical, Fort Sam Houston, TX
7/1/1998 - 6/30/2001
University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009
American Board of Ophthalmology
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Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Cho has reported no relationships with companies or entities.