Roy Cho

Associate Professor of Medicine


Administrator Info
Name: Emily Olmsted-Morales
Phone: 612-624-0999
Fax: 612-625-2174

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.

Research Interests
Complex Airway Disease
Thoracic Oncology
Airway Stents
Medical Device Innovation
Point of Care Ultrasound

Teaching Summary

Critical care ultrasound

Clinical Summary

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