Dr. Chester Ho
Inaugural Advisory Panel Member
Dr. Chester Ho is a Professor and Division Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Endowed Chair of Spinal Cord Injury Research at the University of Alberta; and Alberta Health Services (AHS) Edmonton Zone Section Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and AHS Senior Medical Director for the Neurosciences, Rehabilitation & Vision Strategic Clinical Network.
Dr. Ho graduated from the Clinical School at the University of Cambridge in UK, before moving to the United States where he completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation/University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey.
Dr. Ho has a special clinical and research interest in the rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury, specifically, on the health services delivery of persons with spinal cord injury, as well as the management and rehabilitation of complications following spinal cord injury, such as pressure injuries and use of functional electrical stimulation. He is particularly interested in the integration of research into clinical practice, and has numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on pressure injuries. He co-authored the Wounds Canada Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injuries, as well as the Consortium of Spinal Cord Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines on Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Following Spinal Cord Injury, 2nd edition.
In addition to his academic pursuit, Dr. Ho also holds a number of provincial and national leadership positions. He believes that the combination of his clinical, research and administrative positions will have good alignment to create positive impact on patient care and experience.