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Peter W. Cho, M.D.

 

Peter W. Cho, M.D.

Contact Information
Sinai Cardiovascular Faculty
LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2435 W. Belvedere Ave.
Suite 32
Baltimore, MD 21215

Phone 410-601-77906
Fax 410-601-7749
Peter Cho, M.D.
Hospital Appointment
Cardiac Surgeon, Sinai Cardiovascular Faculty

Education & Training
A. B. with Honors, Harvard College (1985)
Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (1989)
General Surgery Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital (1989 – 1995)
Research Fellow, Cardiac Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital (1991 – 1993)
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital (1995 – 1998)
Clinical Fellow, Cardiac Surgery, Hôpital Broussais, Paris (1997)



Selected Publications

  1. Cho P, Miescher E, Clemens M. Ca-free reperfusion prevents mitochondrial Ca accumulation but exacerbates injury. Circ Shock 1990;32:43-53.
  2. Cho PW, Blum MG, Gillinov AM, Clemens MG, Cameron DE. Adenosine triphosphate: A potent and selective vasodilator for pulmonary hypertension after cardiopulmonary bypass. Surgical Forum 1992;43:274-6.
  3. Halperin HR, Levin HR, McVeigh ER, Cho PW, Curtis WE, Moore CC, Acker MA, Tsitlik JE. New techniques for the study of cardiomyoplasty. Proc IEEE Engin Med Biol Soc 1992;14:2794-5.
  4. Cho PW, Gillinov AM, Zehr KJ, Burch RM, Winkelstein JA, Cameron DE. Neutrophil activation mediates protamine-induced pulmonary hypertension. J Surg Res 1993;54:486-93.
  5. Cho PW, Levin HR, Curtis WE, Tsitlik JE, DiNatale JM, Kass DA, Gardner TJ, Acker MA. Pressure-volume analysis of changes in cardiac function in chronic cardiomyoplasty. Ann Thorac Surg 1993;56:38-45.
  6. Cho PW, Moore CC, Levin HR, Tsitlik JE, McVeigh ER, Sabbah HN, Gardner TJ, Acker MA. Mechanism of cardiomyoplasty: Dynamic three-dimensional magnetic resonance reconstructions in chronic heart failure. Surgical Forum 1993;44:330-3.
  7. Gillinov AM, Hulyalkar A, Cameron DE, Cho PW, Greene PS, Reitz BA, Pyeritz RE, Gott VL. Mitral valve operation in patients with the Marfan syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1994;107:724-31.
  8. Cho PW, Levin HR, Moore CC, Tsitlik JE, McVeigh ER, Gardner TJ, Acker MA. New method for mechanistic studies of cardiomyoplasty: three-dimensional MRI reconstructions. Ann Thorac Surg 1994;57:1605-11.
  9. Robinson SW, Cho PW, Levitsky HI, Olson JL, Hruban RH, Acker MA, Kessler PD. Arterial delivery of genetically-labeled skeletal myoblasts to the murine heart: long-term survival and phenotypic modification of implanted myoblasts. Cell Transplant 1996;5:77-91. 10. Kass DA, Baughman KL, Pak PH, Cho PW, Levin HR, Gardner TJ, Halperin HR, Tsitlik JE, Acker MA. Reverse remodeling from cardiomyoplasty in human heart failure: external constraint versus active assist. Circulation 1995;91:2314-8.
  10. Kass DA, Baughman KL, Pak PH, Cho PW, Levin HR, Gardner TJ, Halperin HR, Tsitlik JE, Acker MA. Reverse remodeling from cardiomyoplasty in human heart failure: external constraint versus active assist. Circulation 1995;91:2314-8.
 

Dr. Peter W. Cho is a surgeon in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Sinai Hospital. He joined LifeBridge Health in 2004.

After graduating as Valedictorian from the Gilman School, a prominent preparatory school in Baltimore, Dr. Cho attended Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduating with honors in 1985. After earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Cho received his training in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. At Johns Hopkins, he completed a two-year basic research fellowship in cardiac surgery and was chief resident of the general surgery and general thoracic surgery programs. He also completed a clinical fellowship in mitral valve repair with Professor Alain Carpentier at Hôpital Broussais in Paris.

Dr. Cho invented the cavo-atrial cannula for cardiopulmonary bypass, a device designed to minimize cardiac tissue damage during heart surgery. He has also received a number of prestigious honors, including the William S. Halsted Prize in Surgery (1989) and George D. Zuidema Surgical Research Award (1993) from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Cho is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His areas of special interest include mitral valve repair, aortic reconstruction, and procedures for atrial fibrillation.