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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 is the Director of Quality and Patient Safety for the Division of Hospital Medicine. He is also the Chair of the High Value Care Committee, where he develops innovations to decrease unnecessary medical testing and treatment. His primary research focus is in the relationship of overuse and patient harm. His work includes successful reduction of unnecessary urinary catheters and infections (CAUTI) with the “Lose the Tube” initiative on the inpatient medicine units. He also has designed and implemented OCCAM’s Conference, a systems-based morbidity & mortality conference aimed at understanding and preventing overuse. This project has been awarded grants from the ABIM Foundation and Lown Institute. Additionally, he founded and serves as the Faculty Co-Director of the Student High Value Care Committee, designed for team-based longitudinal value improvement, fostering student-led ideas with faculty mentorship, curricular and institutional support. Dr. Cho’s efforts in value improvement has received many awards and recognition, including the Choosing Wisely Case Study Award from Society of Hospital Medicine, the Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Award from Costs of Care and ABIM Foundation, the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award, and Top Hospitalist honor from ACP Hospitalist magazine, awarded to only 10 physicians in 2014. Dr. Cho received his BS from Cornell University and MD from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Since 2011 he has been an academic hospitalist at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital. He was selected as the Clinical Quality Fellow for the Greater New York Hospital Association and United Hospital Fund, and as the Senior Fellow for the Lown Institute.


  • 2015 -
    Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award
    City Year Americorps Alumni

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

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

  • 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 -
    RightCare Alliance Young Innovator
    Lown Institute

  • 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 Medicine's Culture of More. AMA Journal of Ethics 2015 Nov; 17(11).

Jones MG, Tsega S, Cho HJ. Inappropriate Prescription of Proton Pump Inhibitors in the Setting of Steroid Use: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Internal Medicine 2016 Apr;.

Cho HJ, Desai N, Florendo A, Marshall C, Michalski J, Lee N, Dunn AS. E-DIP: Early Discharge Initiation Project. A Model for Early Discharge and Throughput for 1-Day Admissions. BMJ Qual Improv Rep 2016;.

Lutz C, Cho HJ. Are We Causing Anemia in Patients By Ordering Unnecessary Blood Tests?. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 2016;.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Cho did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: 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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