Dr. Michele J. Cho’s easygoing, down-to-earth nature sets her patients at ease and helps them feel comfortable throughout their treatment. She finds all aspects of her work rewarding and is thrilled when her patients achieve success, but is particularly touched when patients whose outcome is not what they hoped for express thanks for the care they received and satisfaction in their overall journey.
Dr. Cho comes to SRM from California and New York, where her educational service and professional activities demonstrate a strong sense of advocacy for women. Before joining SRM, Dr. Cho received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a Minor in Feminist Studies, both of which established the foundation of her medical education: MD from University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, completion of residency at New York University School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of California, Los Angeles. She is board certified in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
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Dr. Cho’s educational path garnered her awards in both academics, medical training, and teaching, including the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship (undergraduate), membership in the Pathology Honor Society, recipient of Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship, and scholarship from the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. Research interests of Dr. Cho’s are holistic in nature, ranging from molecular biology to dietary supplementation in pregnancy and women’s weight issues as related to fertility. She is published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and is a three-time presenter at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual meeting, on egg donors and weight (2006), psychological testing of donor egg recipients (2008), and on the effect of inter-cycle duration on clinical outcomes of fresh IVF cycles (2009).
In addition to teaching at the undergraduate and medical student level (including biology lab and MCAT) and mentoring high school students from both Bravo and Alhambra High Schools in California, Dr. Cho’s medical school activities reflect her orientation to service. Including officer positions in Keck School of Medicine’s alumni organization, Salerni Collegium, Medical Students for Choice, the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association, and as the Domestic Violence chair for the American Medical Women’s Association.
Dr. Michele Cho is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and sits on its Technology Committee; she is also a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.