Rosanne M. Kho, MD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department Contact:
Claire Turner
Phone: 602-827-2145

Rosanne M. Kho, MD

Brief Bio

Rosanne M. Kho, MD, serves as the chair of the college's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

An early adopter of the use of robotics in gynecologic surgery, Dr. Kho has spent her career advocating and advancing vaginal and minimally invasive surgery by gynecologists. She is widely recognized for her expertise and has published more than 90 papers, chapters and editorials. In recognition of her expertise, she was the Donald Richardson Memorial Lecture Speaker for American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting in April 2014.

Dr. Kho completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and her fellowship training in urogynecology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Mayo Clinic. She formerly served at the Cleveland Clinic as the section head of Medical Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery, as well as the program director of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. She was previously a faculty member at Columbia and Mayo Clinic.

More recently, she developed an online module on the essentials of vaginal hysterectomy in collaboration with the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), ACOG and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. In addition to speaking on these topics, she has participated in live surgeries nationally and internationally, demonstrating the applications of robotics and vaginal surgery in gynecology. She also serves as a senior editor for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

In 2015, she served as president of the AAGL/Society of Reproductive Surgeons Fellowship Board in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. During that time, she led the efforts to revamp and standardize the requirements and goals of fellowship training; and she spearheaded the process of seeking Focused-Practice recognition from American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Advanced Benign Surgery in Gynecology. These efforts were and are intended to ultimately elevate the training and quality of surgical care for women with benign conditions.