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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

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Yale University School of Medicine


    Dr. 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. His research interests include high value care, inpatient falls, and transitions of care. 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 work on reducing unnecessary urinary catheters and infections. He created OCCAM's Conference, a systems-based morbidity and 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 as fellow for the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program from the Greater New York Hospital Association and the United Hospital Fund. 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 and Hospital Medicine Teaching Award, and he was 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 -
    Choosing Wisely Case Study Award
    Society of Hospital Medicine

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

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

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

  • 2014 -
    Faculty Academic Scholarship
    Institute of Healthcare Improvement

  • 2014 -
    RightCare Young Innovator Award
    Lown Institute

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

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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