Dr. Theodore John Choma MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Theodore Choma is an orthopedic surgeon in Columbia, Missouri. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital and University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and has been in practice for 22 years. Dr. Choma accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 14 doctors at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital and one of 4 at University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery

Clinical Interests: Replacement operations, Knee, Sports medicine, Sports Medicine, Total Knee Replacement

Education & Medical Training

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2000

Twin Cities Spine Center
Fellowship, Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine, 2000 - 2001

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Internship, Orthopedic Surgery, 1992 - 1993

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Class of 1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified 25 years in Family Medicine

IN State Medical License
Active through 2013

ME State Medical License
Active through 2013

ND State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Surgical strategies to improve fixation in the osteoporotic spine: the effects of tapping, cement augmentation, and screw trajectory.
Kuhns, C. A.,Reiter, M.,Pfeiffer, F.,Choma, T. J.

The viability of cells obtained using the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator system and in bone graft from the iliac crest.
Uppal, H. S.,Peterson, B. E.,Misfeldt, M. L.,Della Rocca, G. J.,Volgas, D. A.,Murtha, Y. M.,Stannard, J. P.,Choma, T. J.,Crist, B. D.

Pedicle Screw Design and Cement Augmentation in Osteoporotic Vertebrae: Effects of Fenestrations and Cement Viscosity on Fixation and Extraction.
Choma, T. J., Pfeiffer, F. M., Swope, R. W., Hirner, J. P.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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