October 6, 2017
ORHub, Inc. (OTC: ORHB), an advanced medical software provider focused on real-time digital delivery of case-based data analytics, today announces the appointment of Dr. Choll Kim, an industry-leading physician and instructor in the technological automation of surgical procedures, to its advisory board.
OrHub notes as an internationally renowned expert in the field of computer-assisted, minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Choll Kim has considerable insight into the intricate evolution of technology in the surgical sector, an invaluable resource that will strengthen ORHub’s grasp in the marketplace.
“In today’s health care environment, excellent clinical care must be delivered in a cost-effective manner. ORHub recognizes this industry demand, and provides a much-needed point-of-service system that allows both surgeons and hospitals to monitor the time and cost of the entire episode of surgical care. By providing reliable data in a manner that is useful to both surgeons and hospitals, a real collaborative effort can be pursued to optimize patient care. I am excited to be part of ORHub and the important efforts that will arise from improved information gathering and analysis. With this advisory role, I finally feel like I can be a meaningful participant in the ongoing effort to optimize health care efficiency while providing the highest level of care to my patients,” states Dr. Kim.
A leader in his field, Dr. Choll Kim is the founder and past-president of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), the founder of Minimally Invasive Spine Centers of Excellence (MIS-COE), the chair of the MIS Committee for the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), the director of the Advanced Spine & Joint Institute at Alvarado Hospital, and an associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego.
He utilizes a broad range of minimally invasive treatments to effectively treat all aspects of complex spinal disorders, including herniated disks, spinal stenosis, adult scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, traumatic injuries, tumors, and infections throughout the entire spine — from the neck to the low back. Dr. Kim is one of only a handful of surgeons in the world to master laser endoscopic spine surgery (LESS), a state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedure that effectively treats herniated disks, radiculopathy and sciatica.
Dr. Kim graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School and completed his fellowship training in complex spine surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He is double-board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Board of Spine Surgery.
“Dr. Kim is a phenomenal addition to our team, as he has gained international recognition in his field, and has trained a new generation of surgeons and operating room personnel in technologically advanced operating systems. As a substantial contributor to the evolving industry, he has trained innumerable specialists throughout the country on the safe and effective application of state-of-the-art techniques using image guidance and navigation technologies. We believe that he will be an invaluable source of knowledge as we grow in the industry,” states ORHub CEO Colt Melby.