Our Physicians.







Usup Choi, M.D.

Usup Choi, M.D.  is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who has practiced orthopedic surgery in Albany since 1979.  Dr. Choi came to the United States in 1972 after retiring from the Korean Army Medical Corp as a Captain.  He served in the Korean Army for six years, including eighteen months in Vietnam in the Korean Medical Corps.  Dr. Choi completed a one year internship in Bronxville, New York, a one year General Surgery Residency and six month Pathology Residency in Newburg, New York. His Orthopedic Surgery Residency was completed at Baroness-Erlanger Hospital, Medical Center of University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.  Dr. Choi completed a fellowship in Total Joint Replacement and Hand at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1981, Dr. Choi was the first surgeon in Albany, Georgia to perform arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder.  Later that year, he was also the first in Albany to perform an “Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release” procedure as well.   With his advanced fellowship training in total joint replacement, Dr. Choi has extensive experience in total joint replacement in both hips and knees.

Dr. Choi has served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  He has also served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board at Palmyra Medical Center.  Dr. Choi currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Southwest Georgia Family Practice Residency under the guidance of Mercer University Medical School.

In 1981, Dr. Choi was the first in Albany to be accepted as a member of the Arthroscopic Association of North America.  He is also a member of the International Arthroscopic Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.

Finally, Dr. Choi enjoys serving Albany and the surrounding area as an Orthopedic Surgeon and enjoys making Albany his and his family’s home.