Pediatric neurosurgeon Winson Ho, MD

Winson Ho, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Specialties: pediatric brain tumors

Dr. Winson Ho came to UCSF from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. He was Assistant Professor and a pediatric neurosurgeon in the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program at Dell Children’s Medical Center. While his clinical work covers the whole spectrum of neurosurgery, he specializes in the neurosurgical care of children with brain tumors, epilepsy, and trauma. His research focuses on developing novel immunotherapies for the treatment of brain tumors, with a particular interest in studying the role of Protein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A) in modulating anti-tumor immunity. He received his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency in the joint neurosurgery program of the University of Virginia and the National Institutes of Health, where he served as a clinical and research fellow at the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the Surgical Neurology Branch. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Intermountain Primary Children’s Medical Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

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Education and Training

BA: Yale University
MD: Yale School of Medicine
Residency: Neurosurgery, University of Virginia
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Intermountain Primary Children’s Medical Center/University of Utah
Clinical & Research Fellow: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Surgical Neurology Branch

Academic Positions

2019-2022: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
2022-present: Associate Clinical Professor, Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Selected Awards

Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program K12, NIH/NINDS
AANS/CNS Pediatric Neurosurgery Research Award
Independent Investigator Grant, Rally Foundation