Dr. Kho is the author of a book, entitled "The Splendid Life of a Surgeon in Four Domains."
SCOTTSBURG, IN, May 04, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Col. Eusebio C. Kho, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Kho celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Kho is a general surgeon who has been based in Scottsburg, Indiana since 1972 and specializes in seeing patients of all ages, from children to adults. Affiliated with Scott Memorial Hospital as chairman of the department of surgery since 1973, he is also a consultant surgeon for Washington County. Memorial Hospital in Salem, Indiana, and Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana, since 1973 to 2001. From 1970 to 1972, he was Assistant Hospital Surgeon at St. Anthony Hospital and a missionary doctor in the Philippines between 1960 and 1964. He retired from general surgery in 2001 and transitioned into general practice, which he still does now.
In spite of meager surgical help, he was able to do two complex surgical operations at Scott: Whipple Surgery and Spleno-Renal Shunt for advanced cirrhosis of the liver; both patients lived for several years.
Enlisting in the U.S. Army Reserve as a major in 1980, Dr. Kho's 21 years of service in the military included service up to the rank of Colonel in the Medical Corps. When Iraq invaded Kuwait, Dr. Kho was activated and served in the 377th Combat Support Hospital, 1st Infantry Division, during Operation Desert Storm between 1990 and 1991 where he participated in liberating Kuwait from the Iraqis.
Dr. Kho is the author of a book, entitled "The Splendid Life of a Surgeon in Four Domains." He also published three research papers on wound healing during his year as a research associate in pediatric surgery under Dr. Mark M. Ravitch at the University of Chicago. A community advocate for many years, Dr. Kho served on the board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Indiana for 10 years; he was a member of the Scott County Board of Health for 12 years.
Dr. Kho pursued his education in his home country, the Philippines, receiving an associate degree at Silliman University, the first American educational institution in Asia. He received his medical degree at the State University of the Philippines in 1960. He then completed his straight surgical internship and two years of general residency at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center between 1964 to 1967, as well as a fellowship in surgery at Johns Hopkins University from 1965 to 1967. From 1967 to 1968, he was in surgical research at the University of Chicago. He then completed his general surgical residency at the University of Texas at San Antonio, under Dr. Joseph Bradley Aust from 1968-1970. He has been licensed to practice in the Philippines since 1960, as well as in the States of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana since 1971, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery (For Life).
An elected fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, Dr. Kho is also an active member of over a dozen other industry-related organizations. He is notably a member of the American College of International Physicians as a founding member and trustee; the Philippine Medical Association of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, where he was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award in 2000; and the American Medical Association where he twice received a Physician's Recognition Award in 1969 and 1972. Dr. Kho is also a life member of several other professional societies, including the Society of Philippine Surgeons in America, the Association of Philippine Practising Physicians in America and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.
Decorated with numerous awards and recognitions for his military career, Dr. Kho received the National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Liberation of Kuwait Medal (from Saudi Arabia), Liberation of Kuwait Medal (from Kuwait) and the Army Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. Kho is a firm believer in Masonry; he is a life member of the Mt. Kaladias Lodge No. 91 of Dumaguete City, Philippines; he is also a member of the Scottish Rite Masonry. In humanitarian field, he considers his participation in the 1991 liberation of the Kuwaitis from the very oppressive Iraqis his greatest achievement.
In the field of medicine, he received the Humanitarian Award from the mayor of Scottsburg, an Outstanding Service Overseas Award from the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society, an Outstanding Silliman Alumnus Award in Medicine, the Order of Horace B. Silliman Award. He also received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the PEACE Foundation, the Jefferson Award from the US State Department, the Distinguished Alumnus in Healthcare Leadership Award from the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America. More recently, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America in 2017.
A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Kho has been showcased in close to 60 editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who's Who in the World.
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