Dr Howard Cho
Education: MBBS, BDS, MPhil
Fellowship: FRACDS (OMS)
Interests: Running, cycling, spending time with family
Languages spoken: Cantonese
Howard is a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS). He completed his dental degree with distinction at The University of Otago, New Zealand and his medical degree at The University of Queensland. He is a Consultant at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is involved in training the next generation of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Howard grew up in New Zealand where he started his career as a house surgeon at Waikato Hospital. There, he was exposed to a wide variety of patients presenting with craniofacial deformity, oral pathology and facial trauma which inspired him to pursue further . Howard commenced training as an oral and maxillofacial registrar in Victoria before moving to Queensland to complete his specialist training in Townsville, Princess Alexandra and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals.
Following this, Howard undertook a clinical fellowship at Dalhousie University, Canada, where the focus of his training was corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) and surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea.
Howard has a keen research interest, having received a competitive scholarship and masters degree for his research into ways to reduce discomfort following wisdom teeth removal.
Howard practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery and has a special interest in corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea and 3D computer-assisted surgical planning.
Outside of work, Howard enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his wife and children. He is also fluent in Cantonese and understands basic Mandarin.