Christine Cho, MD, MPH, MEd

Director, ED Fellowship and Education
Attending Physician
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Cho is the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director. Her research interests are in the education and maintenance of professionalism in medicine.  Before CHLA, Dr. Cho was the medical director and interim chief of pediatric emergency medicine at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Clinical Interests

Medical Education, Professionalism, Interprofessionalism, Communication, Design Thinking


Medical School

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital


Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Emergency Medicine



Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics
Academic Pediatric Association
Society for Pediatric Research


William Potash Fellow of the Year (The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2006)
Byron Aoki Award for Excellence in Hospital Based Teaching (Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, 2009, 2010)
Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in teaching Award (UCSF, 2013)
Outstanding Service Award (UCSF, 2015)
Philip E. Rothman Teaching Award (CHLA, 2017) 
Academic Pediatric Association Mid-level Faculty Teaching Award (2018)
Faculty Mentoring Award (USC, 2020)


Chen EH, Cho CS, Shofer FS, Mills AM, Baren JM. Resident Exposure to Critical Patients in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care, 2007; 23(11):774-8.

Cho CS, Ramanan RA, Arean PA, Feldman MF. Defining the Ideal Qualities of Mentorship: A Qualitative Analysis of the Characteristics of Outstanding Mentors. Am J Med, 2011; 124(5):453-453.

Cho CS, Shapiro DJ, Cabana MD, Maselli J, Hersh AL. A National Look at Pediatric Return Visits to Emergency Departments 2001-2007. Pediatric Emergency Care, 2012; 28(7):606-10.

Cho CS, Delgado E, Barg FK, Posner JP. Resident Perspectives on Professionalism Lack Common Consensus. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2013; 63(1):61-7. (DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.07.493).

Rosenbluth G, O'Brien B, Asher E, Cho CS. The "Zing Factor"--How do faculty describe the best pediatric residents? Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2014; 6(1):106-11.


Professionalism, Self-Directed Learning, Mentorship