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Harry (Hyung) Cho

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Medicine, Hospital Medicine
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Specialty

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Hospital Medicine

Education

  • MD, Temple University

  • BS, Cornell University

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Yale University School of Medicine

Biography

    Dr. Cho received his BS from Cornell University and MD from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Yale University Internal Medicine-Primary Care Program. Since 2011 he has been a dedicated Academic Hospitalist in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Mount Sinai. His primary research interests are in high value cost-conscious care, prevention of 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. He is also the Director of 10W Medical Unit, where he believes in a multidisciplinary, front-line Clinical Microsystems approach to the improvement of care. In addition, he is the Chair of the innovative High Value Care Committee where he develops projects and curricula to decrease unnecessary medical testing and treatment, which can ultimately lead to patient harm. Dr. Cho is dedicated to the education and mentorship of trainees in quality, safety and value improvement. He is the Course Director of the Hospital Medicine Elective for 4th year medical students. He also created the Hospitalist Patient Safety Elective for residents and serves as the current Course Director. In addition, he is the Faculty Advisor for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement Sinai Chapter. Dr. Cho’s passion for education is reflected in the numerous lectures and curricular activities he provides to trainees throughout the year.

Awards

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

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

  • 2012 -
    Resident/Fellow Teaching Award
    Icahn School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Cho did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: 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.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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