Dr. Winson Ho is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and a pediatric neurosurgeon in the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program at Dell Children’s. While his clinical work covers the whole spectrum of neurosurgery, he specializes in the neurosurgical care of children with brain tumors, epilepsy, and trauma. His research focuses on developing novel immunotherapies for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors. His recent work has looked at the effect of mitochondrial dysfunction and tumor-associated macrophages and microglia on the tumor immune microenvironment. He has also examined the efficacy of utilizing a protein phosphatase inhibitor (PP2A) in combination with a PD1 blockade for the treatment of glioblastoma in animal models.
Dr. Ho received his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency in the joint neurosurgery program of the University of Virginia and the National Institutes of Health, where he served as a clinical and research fellow at the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the Surgical Neurology Branch. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Intermountain Primary Children’s Medical Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.