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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. He is also the Medical Director of 10W Medical Unit, where he believes in a front-line, team-based Clinical Microsystems approach to the improvement of care. Additionally, he is the Chair of the innovative High Value Care Committee where he develops projects to decrease unnecessary medical testing and treatment, which can ultimately lead to patient harm. He was selected as fellow for the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program in 2015 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 is the creator and course director for OCCAM’s Conference, a systems-based morbidity and mortality curriculum aimed at understanding overuse. In addition, 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 dedication, he has been awarded the Resident/Fellow Teaching Award and the Hospital Medicine Teaching Award from the Department of Medicine, and was named Top Hospitalist by the ACP Hospitalist publication, awarded to 10 physicians in 2014.


  • 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 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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