"Dr. Wilson Choy may look very young to most of his patients. But he is actually 40 years old, married, and has four children. He is a native New Yorker and makes routine trips to Manhattan for family visits. Dr. Choy began his studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1980, focusing on biomedical engineering. While attending that exceptional school, he met his future wife. When they graduated, she attended University of Pittsburgh and he took a job at Carnegie Mellon University in the field of robotics research. Through that work, Dr. Choy realized that engineering was not his preference. He decided to attend medical school instead.
He earned a master's degree in physiology from Georgetown, then entered the Health Science Center at Syracuse, New York, where he studied for his medical degree between 1986 and 1990. His mother, thinking he would finally start earning a living, was surprised to learn that his specialty required five more years of training before he could practice.
He and his wife, Linda, moved to Long Island. There he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery in 1995. He bought his mother a much-needed air conditioner for her apartment, then broke the news to her that he needed to go to Boston for yet another year of training.
He became a Fellow at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, specializing in adult joint reconstruction. He was also appointed as clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. In addition to performing knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow replacements, he enjoyed being able to help patients by correcting implants that had failed over the years. He now serves as a research Fellow for Smith & Nephew Company, Inc., looking into the specific causes of implant failure.
Dr. Choy has become skilled in complex reconstruction of patient extremities following traumatic injuries, and he is competent in treatments involving the injection of radioactive isotopes into knees of patients afflicted with inflammatory arthritis (e.g., rheumatoid, psoariatic, etc.).
After completing his Fellowship in 1996, Dr. Choy found his way to southern Delaware, where he performs more than 400 joint replacements a year at Beebe Medical Center in addition to practicing general orthopedics. He was the first surgeon in the area to perform the procedures known as the "mini" total hip incision, and the overnight-stay partial knee replacement.
He has given numerous lectures to the general public at the Lewes library, to physical therapists in the community, and at the Virden Center for the Arthritis Foundation. He also serves at the Stockley Center once a month to help provide orthopedic care for the severely crippled residents who are born with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other diseases.
In the August 1998 issue of Delaware Today, Dr. Choy was named one of the "Top Docs" in the State of Delaware.
When he finds time away from his work and his four children, he enjoys jet skiing, fishing, bicycling, kayaking, and traveling.", from "www.delawarebonedocs.com".