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Harry (Hyung) Cho, MD Email Harry (Hyung) Cho

    • Position
    • ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR | Medicine, Hospital Medicine
    • Language
    • English

Dr. Hyung (Harry) Cho, MD, FACP, SFHM is the inaugural Chief Value Officer, AVP of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the US with 11 hospitals and 5 post-acute care facilities, serving over 1 million patients per year. His work focuses on the intersection of overuse and patient safety, and he aims to eliminate unnecessary testing and treatment that cause physical and financial harm for patients.

Since Dr. Cho became an academic hospitalist in 2011, he has received over 50 awards and recognition in value, safety, and education. He was recognized in three “Under 40” lists - Top 25 Emerging Leaders by Modern Healthcare, 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health by National Minority Quality Forum, and 50 Leaders in Healthcare Under 40 from Becker’s Hospital Review. He received SHM Award of Excellence for Clinical Leadership for Physicians, AMA Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award, and Top Hospitalist honor from ACP Hospitalist magazine. His collective work in high value care at Mount Sinai was recognized with both the Quality and Practice Innovation Award from SGIM and the Award of Excellence for Teamwork in Quality Improvement from SHM within the same year.

Nationally, he is Senior Fellow for Lown Institute and Director of QI Implementation at High Value Practice Academic Alliance. He is Chair of SHM High Value Care Committee and Chair of the Right Care Alliance Hospital Medicine Council. He led the dissemination of Right Care Rounds, a high value care curriculum implemented in over 75 residency programs, and currently leads the co-development of overuse recommendations with clinicians and patient advocates, including the SHM Choosing Wisely recommendations. He speaks widely on implementation of value, quality and safety, and his work has been published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine and Annals of Internal Medicine.


BS, Cornell University

MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Internal Medicine-Primary Care Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Clinical Quality Fellowship, Greater New York Hospital Association