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Lorraine (Lori) Choi, MD, is a vascular surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, practicing at Cleveland Clinic main campus, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health Center and Chestnut Commons. She is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery.
Dr. Choi received her B.A. from Duke University, earning Graduation with Distinction honors after completing a thesis on comparative international social policy. She received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, N.Y., following a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Columbia University, New York. While enrolled in this program, she also conducted basic science and clinical research at Columbia in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, earning the American Society of Artificial Implant Organs Willem J Kolff Young Investigator Award.
Dr. Choi served a residency in general surgery, followed by a residency in vascular surgery, both at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She was appointed as assistant professor to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2010 and was named to Texas Monthly's list of Rising Star physicians in 2013. She was appointed to the medical staff at Cleveland Clinic in 2013.
Dr. Choi has published numerous scientific papers and abstracts in vascular surgery journals and six medical textbook chapters. She has been an invited lecturer at nearly two dozen medical and scientific symposia and conferences across the United States. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society.
An avid exercise advocate, Dr. Choi has completed four New York Marathons and the Paris Marathon. She climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Umbwe route, considered the most difficult non-technical approach to the summit.
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