Hoon Choi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor; Chief of Neurosurgery and Director of Spine Surgery, Green Bay
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Residency, Neurosurgery, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Fellowship, Spine Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Dr. Choi is the Chief of Neurosurgery and 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.
“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.”
- American Board of Neurological Surgery
- Spinal surgery
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Complex spinal instrumentation
- Artificial disc & motion preservation
- Robotic surgery
- Revision surgery
- Stereotactic surgery
- Laser ablation
- Spine Instrumentation including ALIF, LLIF, MIS TLIF with expandable technology
- Outpatient minimally invasive spine surgery
- Spinal deformity correction including three-column osteotomy
- 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
- HSHS St. Vincent’s Hospital
- Prevea Allouez Health Center
- Froedtert Hospital
- Children’s Wisconsin
Honors and Awards
2008 – Graduation from Medical School with Distinction
2015 – New York State Neurosurgical Society (NYSNS) Annual Meeting Award for Best Resident Research
Biomechanical Analysis of 3-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Under Physiologic Loads Using a Finite Element Model.
(Tan LA, Yoganandan N, Choi H, Purushothaman Y, Jebaseelan D, Bosco A.) Neurospine. 2022 Jun;19(2):385-392 PMID: 35577338 PMCID: PMC9260549 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85134049441 05/17/2022
A biomechanical investigation of lumbar interbody fusion techniques.
(Umale S, Yoganandan N, Baisden JL, Choi H, Kurpad SN.) J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2022 Jan;125:104961 PMID: 34781226 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85118900449 11/16/2021
Biomechanical effects of uncinate process excision in cervical disc arthroplasty.
(Yoganandan N, Purushothaman Y, Choi H, Jebaseelan D, Baisden J.) Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2021 Oct;89:105451 PMID: 34455338 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85113584409 08/30/2021
A Comparison Study of Four Cervical Disk Arthroplasty Devices Using Finite Element Models.
(Purushothaman Y, Choi H, Yoganandan N, Jebaseelan D, Baisden J, Kurpad S.) Asian Spine J. 2021 Jun;15(3):283-293 PMID: 33108850 PMCID: PMC8217849 10/29/2020
Biomechanical Study of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty Devices Using Finite Element Modeling.
(Yoganandan N, Purushothaman Y, Choi H, Baisden J, Rajasekaran D, Banerjee A, Jebaseelan D, Kurpad S.) J Eng Sci Med Diagn Ther. 2021 May 01;4(2):021004 PMID: 35832636 PMCID: PMC8597568 05/01/2021
Upright Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Cervical Flexor/Extensor Musculature and Cervical Lordosis in Females After Helmet Wear.
(Choi H, Varghese V, Baisden J, Braza DW, Banerjee A, Yoganandan N.) Mil Med. 2021 Jan 25;186(Suppl 1):632-638 PMID: 33499469 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85100475827 01/28/2021
Comparative Finite Element Modeling Study of Anterior Cervical Arthrodesis Versus Cervical Arthroplasty With Bryan Disc or Prodisc C.
(Choi H, Purushothaman Y, Baisden JL, Rajasekaran D, Jebaseelan D, Yoganandan N.) Mil Med. 2021 Jan 25;186(Suppl 1):737-744 PMID: 33499493 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85100451824 01/28/2021
Vertebral Level-dependent Kinematics of Female and Male Necks Under G+x Loading.
(Yoganandan N, Baisden JL, John J, Saravana Kumar G, Banerjee A, Choi H.) Mil Med. 2021 Jan 25;186(Suppl 1):619-624 PMID: 33499461 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85100483889 01/28/2021
A Comparison Study of Four Cervical Disk Arthroplasty Devices Using Finite Element Models
(Purushothaman Y, Choi H, Yoganandan N, Jebaseelan D, Baisden J, Kurpad S.) Asian Spine Journal. 2021;15(3):283-293 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85109164520 01/01/2021
Effects of different severities of disc degeneration on the range of motion of cervical spine.
(Yoganandan N, Choi H, Purushothaman Y, Jebaseelan D, Baisden J, Kurpad S.) J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2020;11(4):269-275 PMID: 33824556 PMCID: PMC8019115 04/08/2021
Effects of different severities of disc degeneration on the range of motion of cervical spine
(Yoganandan N, Choi H, Purushothaman Y, Jebaseelan D, Baisden J, Kurpad S.) Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine. October-December 2020;11(4):269-275 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85097282821 10/01/2020
Uncertainty Evaluations for Risk Assessment in Impact Injuries and Implications for Clinical Practice.
(Banerjee A, Choi H, DeVogel N, Xu Y, Yoganandan N.) Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2020;8:877 PMID: 32850734 PMCID: PMC7426360 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85090002737 08/28/2020