We are happy to announce that Dr. Sung Cho has joined our practice from the Department of Surgical Oncology at West Virginia University, effective May 1, 2016. He is a surgical oncologist specializing in the surgery of the liver, pancreas and bile duct tumors. He also frequently utilizes minimally invasive techniques to treat conditions affecting the gallbladder, spleen, adrenal glands as well as the colon and rectum.
Dr. Cho is a board-certified surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He obtained his medical degree from University of London, UK and a master’s degree in Immunology from Oxford University, UK. He then moved to the United States to complete General Surgery Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During residency, he won a research grant from the Association of Academic Surgery to perform basic science research on liver diseases.
Dr. Cho also sub-specialized in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery by training in a two-year fellowship program at Providence Cancer Center, in Portland, Oregon. Before moving to Bellevue, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at West Virginia University Hospital. He has published several peer reviewed research papers in the area of liver and pancreatic surgery, and has presented his research findings at numerous national meetings.
Dr. Cho believes in seeing the patient as a whole. Listening to the patient is the key to understanding not only the patient’s medical condition, but also concerns the patient may have about it. Clear communication and mutual understanding are crucial for the physician and patient to formulate an effective treatment plan together.