Dr. Sheldon K. Cho is a comprehensive interventional pain management specialist with Florida Pain Relief Group. He has spent more than 10 years practicing medicine on the West Coast. Dr. Cho is a board-certified Anesthesiologist with sub specialty qualifications in interventional pain medicine and substance abuse. Dr. Cho was born in Seoul, Korea and received his Bachelors of Science degree from Seoul National University in 1988. He then continued his collegiate career at Seoul National University’s College of Medicine, graduating in 1992.
After graduation, he interned in Long Island New York for several years at Nassau University Medical Center, Department of Surgery. He remained at Nassau University Medical Center, where he completed his residency with the Department of Anesthesiology in 1998. He then completed a Cancer Pain Medicine fellowship in New York, New York with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Anesthesiology Department. Dr. Cho continued his medical career as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Rochester Medical center, specializing in anesthesia regional block and pain medicine.
In 2004, he moved to San Francisco, California to take a position as a Clinical Professor at UCSF for the next four years. Dr. Cho later went on to become the Medical Director at Anapa Pain Clinic in Los Angeles, specializing in Interventional Pain Management. While working at Anapa Pain Clinic, he served dual roles as the Medical Director at California Detox Clinic, where he specialized in addiction management. Some of Dr. Cho’s key areas of interest along with Interventional and Cancer Pain Management include various procedures under fluoroscopy including spinal cord stimulator trail and implant, spine kyphoplasty, RFA, facet joint block, and epidural block.
Dr. Cho enjoys many personal interests and hobbies, including boating and fishing with his daughters, traveling, learning about new cultures and trying new foods! What he enjoys most about his career is having the opportunity to change a patient’s quality of life after the proper pain management and interventional procedures. He sees many depressed patients with complex chronic pain issues, and his communication always puts his patients at ease, reassuring them that they are in the best hands. He hopes to treat each one of his patients as he would one of his own family members.