Biography

Dr. Andrew Choo is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Choo specializes in Orthopedic Trauma with an emphasis on the management of all fractures, both acute and chronic, as well as shoulder and elbow injuries, including fractures and dislocations, arthritis, and tendon and ligament tears.

Dr. Choo received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his residency at Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Services. He went on to complete a fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center and an additional fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow surgery from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Choo is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a candidate for membership in the Orthopedic Trauma Association.

Education

Undergraduate Degree
Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey
Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Residency
Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Services, Paterson, New Jersey
Trauma Fellowship
Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas
Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Contact Information

713.486.7560 Office
713.486.7512 Fax

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Fracture care
Acute fractures
Chronic fractures
Shoulder and Elbow dislocations
Shoulder and Elbow arthritis
Shoulder and Elbow tendon and ligament tears

Publications

Publication Information

Investigator for the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC)

Sears BW, Greis A, Choo A, Lazarus ML. “Clinical outcomes in patient undergoing revision rotator cuff repair with extracellular matrix augmentation.” Orthopedics. (Accepted pending publication).

Choo A, Sobol G, Maltenfort M, Getz C, Abboud J. “The prevalence of rotator cuff tears in operative proximal humerus fractures.” Orthopedics. (Accepted pending publication).

Choo A and Ramsey ML. “Total elbow arthroplasty: Current options.” J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 July;21(7):427-37.

Scillia A, Choo A, Milman E, McInerney V, Festa A. “Snapping of the proximal hamstring origin: A rare cause of coxa saltans.” J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011;93(21):E125 1-3.

Planned and performed biomechanical study testing various methods of posterior pelvic ring fixation on cadaveric specimens with principal investigators Drs. Phil Noble and Milan Sen

Gutstein DE, Liu FY, Meyers MB, Choo A, Fishman GI. “The organization of adherens junctions and desmosomes at the cardiac intercalated disc is independent of gap junctions.” Journal of Cell Science. 2003 Mar 1;116(Pt 5):875-85.

Worked as basic science research assistant at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine cardiology lab utilizing techniques of Southern/Western blot, PCR, immunofluorescence, and microsurgical cardiac catheterization on transgenic mice

Field research in Diani Beach, Kenya following wild baboon troops for Princeton University senior thesis entitled: “Spatial positioning and troop progression patterns in yellow baboons.”

Thesis advisor: Dr. Alison Jolly