Hyowon Choi, DPM

Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Surgery located in Barkley Village, Bellingham, WA

About Dr. Choi

Dr. Hyowon Choi was born in South Korea and grew up in Greater Vancouver, BC. She performed in her high school music band as a flutist. She traveled during her high school years to volunteer with orphans in Lima, Peru and with the natives of Heiltsuk Nation in Northern British Columbia. She entered the University of British Columbia with the President’s Entrance Scholarship and the British Columbia Government Scholarship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Sciences with an emphasis in Ecology and Microbiology. She received her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine at Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, where she met her husband, Dr. Czurylo. She completed a three-year surgical residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Amita Health St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, IL.

During her residency, she presented peer-reviewed abstracts at multiple surgical and wound care conferences. She also visited Instituto Nacional de Pediatria in Mexico City for a medical mission trip to perform pediatric limb deformity correction surgeries with the Chicago Lower Extremity Surgical Foundation. Dr. Choi enjoys snowboarding, camping, yoga, and hiking with her husband.

She is a member of both the American and Washington Podiatric Medical Associations, as well as the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has board certification in the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and qualifications in American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Choi also practices in Surrey, BC at Achilles Foot Health Center as a member of the College of Podiatric Surgeons of BC. She is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest and eager to serve the Whatcom community.

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Dr. Hyowon Choi was born in South Korea and grew up in Greater Vancouver, BC. She performed in her high school music band as a flutist. She traveled during her high school years to volunteer with orphans in Lima, Peru and with the natives of Heiltsuk Nation in Northern British Columbia. She entered the University of British Columbia with the President’s Entrance Scholarship and the British Columbia Government Scholarship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Sciences with an emphasis in Ecology and Microbiology. She received her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine at Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, where she met her husband, Dr. Czurylo. She completed a three-year surgical residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Amita Health St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, IL.

During her residency, she presented peer-reviewed abstracts at multiple surgical and wound care conferences. She also visited Instituto Nacional de Pediatria in Mexico City for a medical mission trip to perform pediatric limb deformity correction surgeries with the Chicago Lower Extremity Surgical Foundation. Dr. Choi enjoys snowboarding, camping, yoga, and hiking with her husband.

She is a member of both the American and Washington Podiatric Medical Associations, as well as the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has board certification in the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and qualifications in American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Choi also practices in Surrey, BC at Achilles Foot Health Center as a member of the College of Podiatric Surgeons of BC. She is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest and eager to serve the Whatcom community.


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Publications

Publications:

A rare case presentation of rhabdomyolysis progression to acute compartment syndrome in an IV drug user with a surgical treatment using vessel loop closure technique, ACFAS Scientific Conference 2019

Closing base wedge osteotomy for moderate to severe hallux valgus with minirail fixation: A technique guide, Midwest Podiatry Conference 2018

Congenital abnormalities treated with limb lengthening and deformity correction utilizing Orthofix Truelok Circular fixator, Midwest Podiatry Conference 2018, Chicago Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium 2018

Pulse-Dye Laser Treatment for Recalcitrant Verruca Plantaris in a Diabetic Population, Desert Foot 2017

Evaluating Functional Outcomes in the Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Systematic Review, Midwest Podiatry Conference 2017

Reporting from SALSAL Scholl College Chapter, First Step: Newsletter of the APMSA, Fall 2013. Vol.73:1-2

Accepted Insurances

For your convenience, Northwest Foot and Ankle Institute accepts most major insurance plans. Click on “View full list of companies” to see a list of commonly accepted insurances. This list is not entirely inclusive of all the plans we accept. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office .

Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
First Choice Health
Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA)
Kaiser Permanente
Medicare
Meritain Health
Multiplan
Tricare West
United Healthcare
Veterans Affairs (VA)