University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Fellow Alumni

Roy Cho

Roy Cho
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Roy Cho, MD (2017-2018)

Dr. Roy Joseph Cho is from New York City. He attended City University of New York for his undergraduate studies, earning a bachelor degree in biochemistry. He then went on to earn a combined medical doctorate and masters in health science administration at St. Matthews University. He then trained at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh for his internal medicine residency and went on to pursue fellowship in pulmonary and critical care locally at Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota. His interest in the procedural and technological aspects to pulmonary disease led him to become the first interventional pulmonary fellow at the University of Minnesota. His publications in pulmonary and critical care medicine has helped to contribute advancement in the areas of interventional pulmonary, point-of-care ultrasound, and mechanical ventilation management in acute respiratory distress syndrome. He has also acquired multiple grants allowing funding for his research.

During his post-graduate training, he has had keen interest in medical devices and has helped to patent a tool to biopsy peripheral lung lesions. His ambition to advance the current technology in interventional pulmonary led to his placement as a senior innovation fellow with the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center.

In his spare time, he likes to bike, run, travel, cook and spend time with his family.


(Last Updated May 2018)

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