Biography

Dr. Yvette Ho is an Assistant Professor in the Department 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. Ho specializes in Orthopedic Oncology. Her main clinical interests and emphasis include diagnosing and treating both benign and malignant tumors involving both bone and soft tissue in children and adults.

Dr. Ho earned her undergraduate degree at Princeton University. She completed medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. Dr. Ho then did a general surgery internship at the University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, California, and her residency in orthopedic surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Following her residency, she completed a fellowship in orthopedic oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

After completing her fellowship, she moved to Washington DC to become the first orthopaedic oncology surgeon for the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic region, diagnosing and treating patients of all ages with benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors throughout the Baltimore, Washington DC, and northern Virginia area. While working there, she established a multidisciplinary tumor board to discuss tumor patients and coordinate care with other providers.

Her clinical research interests include chemotherapy for soft tissue tumors, as well as refining surgical treatments and reconstruction options for both benign and malignant bone tumors. She is interested in developing more robust research collaborations with other centers to strengthen the data throughout the field of musculoskeletal tumors.

Dr. Ho is thrilled to return to her hometown of Houston to join the team at UT Health. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Education

Undergraduate Degree
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Masters Degree
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Medical Degree
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C
Internship
UCSF Department of Surgery, San Francisco, California
Residency
Orthopedic Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Fellowship
Orthopedic Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric & Adult benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors of the extremities, pelvis, and shoulder girdle
  • Bone and soft tissue sarcomas
  • Management of metastatic disease
  • Bone graft reconstruction and endoprosthetic reconstruction

Publications

Publication Information

“Synovial Chondromatosis of the Upper Extremity.” J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Apr;38(4):804-10. Epub
2013 Mar 6. PMID: 23474166
Ho YY, Choueka J

“Foot and Ankle Amputations: Lisfranc/Chopart.” In Wiesel SW (ed.) Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic
Surgery. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010. pp. 2072-2092
Chou LB, Temple HT, Ho Y, and Malawer MM

“Foot and Ankle Amputations: Ray Resections.” In Wiesel SW (ed.) Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic
Surgery. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010. pp. 2047-2052
Chou LB, Temple HT, Ho Y, and Malawer MM

“Tumors of the foot and ankle: experience with 153 cases.” Foot Ankle Int. 2009 Sep;30(9):836-41
Chou LB, Ho YY, Malawer MM