Wilson C. Choy, M.D.
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthoapedic Surgeons
Dr. Wilson Choy 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 School of Medicine 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 pursue medical school instead.
He earned a master’s degree in Physiology from Georgetown University, then attended 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. Dr. Choy was accepted as a Fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, specializing in adult joint reconstruction. He was also appointed associate clinical professor at Harvard Medical School. In addition to performing knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow replacements, he enjoyed being able to help patients by revising implants that had failed over the years. He served 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 Healthcare 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 educational seminars to the general public at community events, to physical therapy and nursing students in the community, and to fellow physicians. He has been a guest lecturer in seminars sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, Easter Seals, Nursing Associations, Pharmaceutical companies, Physical Therapy companies, and Beebe Medical Foundation.
In the August 1998 issue of Delaware Today, Dr. Choy was featured as one of the “Top Docs” in the State of Delaware. Since that first introduction, he continues to be nominated into every “Top Docs” issue by his fellow peers of physician in the State of Delaware. In addition, he has gained recognition from getting the “Patient’s Choice” award for 2010.
Beebe Medical Center has grown to meet the demands of its’ community and Dr Wilson Choy has served as an active participant in more than seven different committees to help in it’s expansion. He is now proud to serve as a Medical Executive Committee member at Beebe Healthcare. He has helped to established a strong orthopaedic program at Beebe Healthcare and has garnered national recognition for its’ achievements. Go to www.beebehealthcare.org to see.
When he finds time away from his work and his four children, he enjoys skiing, fishing, bicycling, tennis, kayaking, and traveling.
Awards & Honors:
Delaware “Top Docs”
Recipient of “Patient’s Choice Award” 2010, 2013