Chester Ho, MD

Dr. Chester Ho is an associate professor for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary and the Division Head, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, for the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services.
Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Dr. Ho was Chief of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Cleveland Ohio. In Cleveland, he was instrumental in the development of a highly successful Tele-health system for rehabilitation. His program is now the model for VA centers across the United States. Dr. Ho was an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Ho received his undergraduate and medical education degrees at the University of Cambridge in England. After an internship in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, he moved to Boston to train in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Subsequently, he was a fellow in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Newark, New Jersey.

Dr. Ho’s main clinical and research interests span the field of spinal cord injury rehabilitation, with a special focus on the management of pressure ulcers – a significant problem after spinal cord injury. Dr. Ho has received numerous awards over the years, and currently serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also the Chairperson for the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Clinical Practice Committee.