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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)


  • Cleveland Clinic / Neurology (2017)


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

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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

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

Cho SM, Deshpande A, Pasupuleti V, Hernandez AV, Uchino K. Radiographic and Clinical Brain Infarcts in Cardiac and Diagnostic Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Stroke. 2017 Oct;48(10):2753-2759

Itrat A, Taqui A, Cerejo R, Briggs F, Cho SM, Organek N, Buletko A, Reimer A, Winners S, Rasmussen P, Hussain M, Uchino K; On Behalf of the Cleveland Pre-Hospital Acute Stroke Treatment (PHAST) Group. Taking Stroke Treatment to the Doorstep: Telemedicine in Pre-hospital Stroke Evaluation and Thrombolysis. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Feb;73(2):162-8

Cho SM, Marquardt RJ, Zhang LQ, Thatikunta P, Buletko AB, Harman J, Wisco D, Uchino K. MRI Cerebral microbleeds predict infectious intracranial aneurysm in infective endocarditis. Eur J Neurol. 2018 Jul;25(7):970-975

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

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

Activities & Honors


  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • McMicken College of Arts and Science Scholarship 2005-2007
  • Ohio University Scholarship 2009-2013
  • Neurological Institute Education Chair 2016-2017
  • Cleveland Clinic Excellence in Teaching Award 2016
  • Cleveland Clinic Excellence in Teaching Award 2017
  • Resident Teacher of the Year in Neurology 2017
  • Johns Hopkins Neurocritical Care Division, Chief Fellow


  • 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)
  • MRI features of infective intracranial aneurysms
    Speaker, International Stroke Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neurological Complications in LVAD
    Speaker, Neurology Grand Rounds, Cleveland, OH (05/08/2017)
  • Silent Infarcts in Carotid Interventions: CEA and CAS
    Speaker, International Stroke Conference, Houston, TX
  • Cognitive Outcome in Patients with LVAD
    Speaker, ISHLT, Montreal, Canada (04/24/2020)
  • Neurologic Monitoring of ECMO
    Invited Speaker, AATS (04/27/2020)

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