Director, Charles Bronfman Institutes for Personalized Medicine
Ward-Coleman Professor of Translational Genetics & Medicine, Vice-Chair of Translational Genetics & Gastroenterology
Judy H. Cho, MD, is the Director of the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine (CBIPM), the Ward-Coleman Chair for Translational Genetics, and the Vice-Chair for Research in Gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is an international authority on IBD genetics and disease mechanisms and is leading efforts in developing novel translational approaches to study IBD. Dr. Cho has served as Chair of the Steering Committee and Principal Investigator of the Data Coordinating Center of the NIH-funded NIDDK IBD Genetics Consortium since 2003. In this capacity, she has led efforts in the identification of over 200 genetic regions associated to IBD. Since 2015, Dr. Cho has led the CBIPM, which includes the School's major biobank, named BioMe. This biobank includes samples and matched medical record information on over 39,000 Mount Sinai Health System patient volunteers, involving over 850,000 biospecimens. BioMe and CBIPM reflect the School's major commitment to Precision or personalized medicine, including Precision IBD to improve the care of patients on an individualized basis. Dr. Cho has served on the Council of the NIDDK, which advises the NIH on research funding priorities in digestive diseases. She has also served on the Council of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, which fosters physician-scientists committed to disease-focused discovery to benefit patients and is also a member of the American Association of Physicians. She has delivered multiple named lectureships and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Basic Science from the CCFA in 2014. Dr. Cho received her bachelor's and medical degrees from the Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. She completed her internal medicine training at Northwestern University and her gastroenterology training at the University of Chicago.