Roy Joseph Cho, MD, MHA

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Roy Joseph Cho

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street
MMC 276
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Angela Rivera

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Administrative Email

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Interventional Pulmonologist; Intensivist

Medical School, St. Matthew's University School of Medicine, West Bay, Cayman Islands

Residency, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN


  • Dr. Roy Joseph Cho is an interventional pulmonologist who is board certified in Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical Advisor to the Earl E. Bakken Medical Device Center at the University of Minnesota.
  • Dr. Cho spends most of his clinical time performing airway, pleural and diagnostic procedures in the operating room and bronchoscopy lab and also consults with patients in the IP/nodule clinic at M-Health's CSC and Maple Grove clinics. He also attends in the medical intensive care unit as well as on the pulmonary and interventional pulmonary consult service.
  • Dr. Cho is involved in didactic and clinical training for pulmonary, critical care and interventional pulmonary fellows, as well as internal medicine house staff, rotating on the ICU, pulmonary consult or interventional pulmonary service. He is an instructor for the point of care ultrasound (POCUS) courses for medical students and critical care fellows at the University of Minnesota.
  • Dr. Cho is an active principal investigator and holds device patents within the interventional pulmonary space. He is the creator and editor for UMN's Interventional Pulmonary YouTube Channel. His clinical interest includes pleural disease, central airway obstruction, point of care ultrasound in ICU and pulmonary mechanics. His research focuses on 3D custom airway design, management of central airway obstruction and device innovation in interventional pulmonary.


  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • European Society of Intensive Medicine
  • American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Stroke Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis & St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Star Award (2019)
  • UMN Translational Product Development Grant (2018)
  • UMN REACH NIH Award, Minnesota (2016, 2017)

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society


Research Summary/Interests

  • Interventional Pulmonary
  • Point-of-care Ultrasound
  • Medical device innovation



Academic Interests and Focus

Critical care ultrasound



  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Pulmonary Care


Clinics and Surgery Center;Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Interventional Pulmonary

Clinical Interests

Central airway obstruction; pleural disease; and point of care ultrasound; 3D custom airway design and medical device innovation