Breast Surgical Oncology
Dr. Ho joined Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers in August, 2017. Dr. Emily Ho is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in breast surgical oncology and the treatment of both benign and malignant breast diseases. She completed her Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA. During her fellowship, she also trained at the University of California, Los Angles (UCLA). Dr. Ho has conducted cutting edge clinical research while performing innovative surgeries including: oncoplastic breast surgery, skin sparing and nipple sparing mastectomies, arm port placement for chemotherapy, cryoablation, and intraoperative radiation therapy.
Dr. Ho began her journey to medicine through engineering. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree at the California Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Engineering at UCLA. After a successful career as a software engineer, she returned to school to complete her medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI where she was the President of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association.
Her engineering training contributed to her attention to detail and technical precision, leading her to pursue a career in surgery. She completed her general surgery residency at the Nassau University Medical Center in New York where she conducted research focusing on patient outcomes in trauma care.
She is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the TARGIT Collaborative Group.
Outside of work, Dr. Ho enjoys spending time with family, travelling, outdoor activities, cooking, gardening, and water sports.
Doctor of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Surgical Oncology, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA
Board Certified in General Surgery