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Kathleen Cho, MD

Specialty: Anesthesiology

Kathleen Cho, MD
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Division Chief, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, UH Ahuja Medical Center



UH Ahuja Medical Center
3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122


Kathy Cho, MD, is division chief of anesthesia and perioperative medicine at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center as well as medical director of UH Ahuja Operative Services and vice chair of the quality committee at UH Ahuja. She is a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Cho is board-certified in anesthesiology and has expertise in general and cardiothoracic anesthesiology.

A Cleveland native, Dr. Cho attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she earned her undergraduate degree, and earned her medical degree at The Ohio State University. She completed her residency in anesthesiology at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.


  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
  • General Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology


Residency | Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology - Mcgaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University (2001 - 2004)

Internship | Transitional Year
Transitional Year - Mcgaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University (2000 - 2001)

Other Education
Loyola University (1994 - 1995)

Medical Education
The Ohio State University College Of Medicine (2000)

Northwestern University (1993)

Languages Spoken


Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Kathleen Cho did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.