Geoffrey W. Cho, MD

Geoffrey W. Cho, MD

Cardiology
Primary Location
UCLA General Cardiology Med Plaza 100 Ste. 545
100 Medical Plaza
545
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-825-9012

About

Dr. Geoffrey Cho is a general cardiologist and on faculty at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He is board-certified in cardiology, cardiac CT, nuclear cardiology, adult echocardiography, and internal medicine. He completed his cardiology fellowship at UCLA and received his internal medicine training and medical degree from UT Southwestern, where he started medical school at age 19.

Dr. Cho has published his research in multiple journals, including Circulation, Circulation Research, JACC, Science, BBA, and PNAS. He has also won several prestigious accolades, including being an American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award Finalist, Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators Competition Finalist, and American Heart Association Southwest-Affiliate Fellowship Grant Award recipient. He also has been elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and American College of Cardiology (FACC).

When Dr. Cho is not working, he enjoys staying fit and working out at the gym, tennis, classical music, violin, piano, watching Japanese variety shows, traveling, autism outreach, and spending time with family.

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin, and Japanese

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Echocardiography, Certification Board of Echocardiography, 2020
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2020
  • Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, 2020
  • Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2020
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2018

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2020
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2018

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 2020

Residency

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2013

Internship

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2012

Degree

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, MD, 2011

Locations

UCLA General Cardiology Med Plaza 100 Ste. 545

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Research

Publications

  1. Xie M, Cho GW, Kong Y, Li DL, Altamirano F, Luo X, Morales C, Jiang N, Schiattarella G, May H, Medina J, Shelton J, Ferdous A, Gillette TG, Hill JA. Activation of Autophagic Flux Blunts Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury. Circulation Research. 2021. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.120.318601
  2. Beigneux AP, Allen CM, Cho GW, Sandoval NP, Heizera PJ, Ploug M, Birraned G, Meiyappane M, Havelf PJ, Bensadoung A, Murakami M, Miyashita K, Nakajima K, Fong LG, Young SG. Lipoprotein Lipase is Active as a Monomer. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS. 2019;116(13)6319-6328
  3. Morales CR, Li D, Cho GW, May H, Kryrychenko V, Kim J, Rotter D, Schneider J, Lavandero S, Gillette TG, Hill JA. Inhibition of class I HDACs blunts cardiac hypertrophy via TSC2-dependent mTOR repression. Science Signaling. 2016;9(422)
  4. Cho GW, Altamirano F, Hill JA. Chronic Heart Failure: Ca(2+), catabolism, and catastrophic cell death. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Molecular Basis of Disease. 2016;1862(4):763-77
  5. Xie M, Kong Y, Tan W, Cho GW, May H, Battiprolu PK, Pedrozo Z, Wang Z, Morales C, Luo X, Jiang N, Jessen ME, Warner JJ, Lavandero S, Gillette TG, Turer AT, Hill JA. HDAC Inhibition Blunts Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury by Inducing Cardiomyocyte Autophagy. Circulation. 2014;129: 1088-1091

Awards

  • Fellow of the American Heart Association. 4/2021
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology 2/2021
  • Northstar Cultural Award Nominee 04/2019
  • Research Innovator Award. UCLA STAR (Specialty Training Advanced Research) Symposium. 10/2018
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC) Young Investigator Award. Finalist - 3rd Place. 03/2018
  • Presentation Award 2nd place. UCLA Department of Medicine Research Day. 10/2017
  • 1st Place Presentation Winner. Clinical Division. UCLA Cardiovascular Research Symposium. 9/2017
  • Tibor Fabian Research Grant Award. Tibor Fabian Fund Committee. 3/2017 - 6/2019
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) HL 7895-19. 7/2017 – 6/2018
  • 11th Annual Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators Competition - Northwestern Finalist 3rd place award. 10/2015
  • American Heart Association Fellowship Grant Award. *Highest Scoring Fellowship Grant in Summer Southwest-Affiliate Group. 1/2015 - 1/2017
  • UT Southwestern Cardiovascular Symposium. Best Presentation Award - 1st place. 4/2015