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Mr Alexander Cho

Consultant Paediatric Urologist
Dr Alexander Cho

Overview

Mr Alexander Cho is a Consultant Paediatric Urologist and was appointed as a Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2019. He is also an Honorary Paediatric Urology Consultant at University College London NHS Hospital. Due to his interest in training and education, he is currently the joint Royal College Tutor for Surgery for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Mr Cho graduated from Guys, Kings’ and St Thomas’ Medical School and attained his Certificate of Completion of Training in Paediatric Surgery in the London and South-East Consortium. He then completed the Paediatric Urology fellowship which was based at Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospital.

Mr Cho's aim is to provide the best care possible for all his patients and their parents. His standards are "the level of care you would expect one’s own friends and family to receive".

Credentials

  • Urolithiasis – stones in the urinary system
  • Reconstructive Urology including hypospadias and neuropathic bladder
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy, retroperitoneoscopy; endourology
  • General Paediatric Urology including orchidopexy; penile anomalies
  • Medical Education & Training
  • Urolithiasis – stones in the urinary system
  • Reconstructive Urology including hypospadias and neuropathic bladder
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy, retroperitoneoscopy; endourology
  • General Paediatric Urology including orchidopexy; penile anomalies
  • Medical Education & Training

Training:

  • 1st class Honours, Intercalated BSc in Biomedical Sciences, King’s College London University, London, 2001
  • MBBS, Guys’, King’s & St Thomas’ Medical School, London, 2004
  • MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, England, 2008
  • FRCS (Paediatric Surgery), Royal College of Surgeons, England, 2014
  • Masters in Medical Education (Merit), Royal College of Physicians & University College London, 2011-2014
  • Post-Graduate Degree in Medical Leadership, Royal College of Physicians & Birbeck University, 2015
  • Paediatric Urology Fellowship (Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCLH) 2016-2019

Memberships:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • European Society of Paediatric Urology
  • British Association of Paediatric Urology
  • British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgery
  • Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

 

 

 

News & Publications

Taylor L, Cho A, Smeulders N (2020), Seamless post-operative removal of JJ stents in the paediatric population: Securing the JJ stent to the tip of the urethral balloon catheter avoids a further operation. J Pediatr Urol; 16(4):500-501.

Cho A, Asimakidou M, Mushtaq I (2019), Access for retroperitoneoscopic surgery. J Ped Urol; 15:287-288.

Cho A, Thomas J, Perera R, Cherian A (2019), Undescended Testis, BMJ; 25:194

Cho A, Mushtaq I (2019), Retroperitoneoscopic Lower Pole Heminephrectomy. J Ped Urol;15:89-90.

Rajendran S, Cho A, Mishra P, Cherian A (2016), Hydronephrotic kidney with multiple extra-renal calyces. Ann R Coll Surg Engl; 00:e1-e2.

Cho A, Ball M, Read K, Tharmapoopathy P, Ross AR, Mathur A, Minocha A, Tsang T, Kulkarni M (2016), Educational survey of regional general practitioner’s management of paediatric patients with undescended testis. J Pediatr Urol, 12(3),151 e1-7

Cho A, Khan A, Chandran H, Carroll D (2015), Bilious vomiting in two neonates due to a urinoma secondary to posterior urethral valves. JPS Case Reports, 3:541-544

Filisetti C, Cho A, Riccipetitoni G, Saxena AK (2015), Analysis of hand-size and ergonomics of instruments in paediatric minimally invasive surgery. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 25(5):159-162.

Cho A, Basson S, Tsang T (2013), Outcomes of a Structured Training Programme for Paediatric Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair. J Pediatr Surg 48(2):404-407

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