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Harry (Hyung) Cho, MD
Internal Medicine
    • Position
    • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medicine, Hospital Medicine
    • Specialties
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
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.

Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Hospital Medicine

Education

BSc, Cornell University

MD, Temple University

Clinical Quality Fellowship, GNYHA & UHF

Residency, Internal Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine

Language

English