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Harry (Hyung) Cho

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Medicine, Hospital Medicine
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  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Hospital Medicine


  • MD, Temple University

  • BSc, Cornell University

  • Clinical Quality Fellowship, GNYHA & UHF

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Yale University School of Medicine


    Dr. Hyung (Harry) Cho received his BS from Cornell University and MD from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in the Internal Medicine-Primary Care Program. Since 2011 he has been an academic hospitalist in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Cho serves as the Director of Quality and Patient Safety, where he oversees all initiatives for the Division of Hospital Medicine. Additionally, he is the Chair of the High Value Care Committee where he develops innovations to decrease unnecessary medical testing and treatment. He was awarded Society of Hospital Medicine's Choosing Wisely Case Study Award for his success on reducing unnecessary urinary catheters and infections (CAUTI). He created OCCAM's Conference, a systems-based morbidity & mortality curriculum aimed and understanding and preventing overuse. This project has won national awards, including RightCare Alliance Young Innovator Award from Lown Institute and the Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Award from Costs of Care and ABIM Foundation. In 2015, he was selected for the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program from the Greater New York Hospital Association and United Hospital Fund. He has lectured regionally and nationally on quality and safety, high value care, and the relationship of overuse to patient harm. Dr. Cho remains dedicated to the education and mentorship of trainees in quality, safety and value improvement. He was the former course director for the Hospital Medicine Elective and Hospitalist Patient Safety Elective for trainees. He is the faculty advisor for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement Sinai Chapter. For his efforts, he was awarded the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine Teaching Award, the Hospital Medicine Teaching Award, and named Top Hospitalist by ACP Hospitalist publication, awarded to 10 physicians in 2014.


  • 2015 -
    Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Award
    Costs of Care and ABIM Foundation

  • 2015 -
    Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award
    City Year Americorps Alumni

  • 2015 -
    Choosing Wisely Case Study Award
    Society of Hospital Medicine

  • 2014 -
    RightCare Alliance Young Innovator Award
    Lown Institute

  • 2014 -
    Division of Hospital Medicine MVP Award
    Icahn School of Medicine

  • 2014 -
    Faculty Academic Scholarship
    Institute of Healthcare Improvement

  • 2014 -
    Division of Hospital Medicine Top Clinician Award
    Icahn School of Medicine

  • 2014 -
    Top Hospitalist
    American College of Physicians (ACP) Hospitalist

  • 2014 -
    Hospital Medicine Teaching Award
    Icahn School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

  • 2012 -
    Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine Teaching Award
    Icahn School of Medicine, Department of Medicine


Abrashkin KA, Cho HJ, Torgalkar S, Markoff B. Improving transitions of care from hospital to home: what works?. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York; 79(5).

Cho HJ, Burke LA, Lee M. Septic Arthritis [review]. Hospital Medicine Clinics 2014 Oct; 3(4).

Cho HH. Capsule Commentary on Newman et al., Yelp for Prescribers: A Quasi-Experimental Study of Providing Antibiotic Cost Data and Prescription of High-Cost Antibiotics in an Academic and Tertiary Care Hospital. Journal of general internal medicine 2015 Aug; 30(8).

Dunn AS, Shetreat-Klein A, Berman J, Cho HJ, Stein L, Lewis C, Hamilton S, To S, Francaviglia P, Kannry J. Improving transitions of care for patients on warfarin: The safe transitions anticoagulation report. Journal of hospital medicine 2015 Sep; 10(9).

Cho HJ. Countering the Culture of More. AMA Journal of ethics 2015 Nov;.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Cho did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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