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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, MD, FACP is the Director of Quality & Patient Safety for the Division of Hospital Medicine at Mount Sinai and Senior Fellow at the Lown Institute. His research focus is on the relationship of overuse to patient harm, and as Chair of the High Value Care Committee he develops innovations to decrease unnecessary medical testing and treatment. His work includes successful reduction of urinary catheters and infections (CAUTI) through the “Lose the Tube” initiative, and elimination of unnecessary routine lab testing. His high value care curricula bridges education with systems improvement and outcomes. This includes the award-winning OCCAM’s Conference, a systems-based morbidity & mortality conference aimed at understanding and preventing overuse. He also created the Student High Value Care Committee, a course designed for longitudinal value improvement, fostering student-led ideas with faculty mentorship and institutional support. Nationally, he leads the RightCare Young Innovator program and the dissemination of RightCare Rounds, now implemented in over 30 residency programs across the US. Dr. Cho received his BS from Cornell University and MD from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and since 2011 he has been an academic hospitalist at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital. He was selected as Clinical Quality Fellow for the Greater New York Hospital Association. He is an active member of SHM Hospital Quality & Patient Safety Committee and Chair of the RightCare Alliance Hospital Medicine Council. His 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.

Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Hospital Medicine

Education

BS, Cornell University

MD, Temple University

Clinical Quality Fellowship, Greater New York Hospital Association

Residency, Internal Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine

Language

English