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Sung-Min Cho, D.O., M.H.S.

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  • Research Director of Adult ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Languages: English, Korean


Critical Care Medicine, Neurology


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Sung-Min Cho joined the Johns Hopkins Division of Neuroscience Critical Care in 2019 as a faculty. Dr. Cho specializes in neurointensive care and neurology. He is experienced in neurological critical care, cerebrovascular disease, adult neurology, and acute brain injury.

His training began at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was a resident in neurology from 2013-2017. He finished his neurocritical care fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University/Hospital in 2019. Then, he joined the Johns Hopkins in 2019 as a faculty.

He studied physics in the Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. He earned his bachelor of science degree in physics from the University of Cincinnati. He then received his medical degree from the Ohio University in 2013.

Dr. Cho's research interests include neurologic outcomes in intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, ischemic stroke, cardiac arrest, infective endocarditis, cardiac surgery, and mechanical circulatory assist devices. more


  • Research Director of Adult ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • DO; Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2013)


  • Neurology; Cleveland Clinic (2017)


  • Neurological Critical Care; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Neurology) (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Cho SM, Canner J, Caturegli G, Choi CW, Etchill E, Giuliano K, Chiarini G, Calligy K, Rycus P, Lorusso R, Kim BS, Sussman M, Suarez JI, Geocadin R, Ziai W, Whitman G. Risk Factors of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes During Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Analysis of Data From the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry. Critical Care Medicine. 2020

Cho SM, Canner J, Chiarini G, Calligy K, Caturegli G, Rycus P, Barbaro R, Tonna J, Lorusso R, Kilic A, Choi CW, Ziai W, Geocadin R, Whitman G. Modifiable Risk factors and mortality from ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes in patients receiving veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Results from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry. Critical Care Medicine. 2020

Cho SM, Farrokh S, Whitman G, Bleck TP, Geocadin RG. Neurocritical Care for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients. Crit Care Med. Oct 2019

Migdady I, Rice C, Deshpande A, Hernandez AV, Price C, Whitman GJ, Geocadin RG, Cho SM. Brain Injury and Neurologic Outcome in Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Critical Care Medicine. 2020

Cho SM, Starling R, Teuteberg J, Rogers J, Pagani F, Shah P, Uhino K, Hiivala N. Understanding Risk Factors and Predictors for Stroke Subtypes in the ENDURANCE trials. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Feb 2020

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

M.H.S, The Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation (GTPCI) in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2019-2020

Activities & Honors


  • Johns Hopkins Neurocritical Care Division, Chief Fellow, 2018 - 2019
  • Neurological Institute Education Chair 2016-2017
  • Cleveland Clinic Excellence in Teaching Award 2017
  • Cleveland Clinic Excellence in Teaching Award 2016
  • Resident Teacher of the Year in Neurology 2017


  • American Heart Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Neurocritical Care Society
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • How do we improve neurologic outcome in patients with ECMO?
    Invited Speaker, International Stroke Conference, Los Angeles, CA (02/20/2020)
  • Brain Injury in Patients with Continuous Flow Pump
    Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, Berlin, Germany (07/23/2019)
    University of Charité
  • Neuromonitoring in Patients with ECMO support
    Invited Speaker, IEEE, Berlin, Germany (07/24/2019)
  • Understanding Risk Factors of Stroke in Patients with HVAD
    Speaker, ISHLT, Orlando, FL (04/05/2019)
  • Neurological Complications in LVAD
    Speaker, Neurology Grand Rounds, Cleveland, OH (05/08/2017)
  • Cognitive Outcome in Patients with LVAD
    Speaker, ISHLT, Montreal, Canada (04/24/2020)
  • Neurologic Monitoring of ECMO
    Invited Speaker, AATS (04/27/2020)
  • Long-term neurological effect of COVID-19 infection
    Invited Speaker, Webinar, ESICM (10/05/2020)
  • Neurological Complication of COVID-19 ECMO patients
    Invited Speaker, KNCS (11/20/2020)
  • Strokes in COVID-19
    Invited Speaker, European Society of Anesthesiology (11/25/2020)
  • Neurological Complications in Patients on ECMO
    Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds (12/02/2020)
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