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Raymond Cho


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Dr. Raymond Cho is a dermatologist and geneticist who is interested in a wide range of skin conditions, with a special focus on chronic rashes. He is passionate about understanding his patients' goals and working with them to tailor their treatment plans appropriately.

In his research, Cho utilizes emerging technologies to examine the molecular patterns shared by unusual rashes, with the goal of finding promising therapies for individual patients. His laboratory at UCSF has been recognized for discovering previously unknown genetic causes for squamous cell and basal cell cancers. His research has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Dermatology Foundation and American Skin Association.

Cho earned his medical degree and his doctorate in genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in dermatology and a fellowship in molecular medicine at UCSF. He lectures at UCSF and at conferences in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Education

    Stanford School of Medicine, 2005

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Dermatology, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I am devoted to directing large-scale genetic research that will lead to effective treatments for individual patients.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    371 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 10, 2023
    Dr. Cho is professional informative & efficient.
    Nov 06, 2023
    I recommend the provider not the clinic
    Nov 04, 2023
    Dr. Cho is wonderful. I am glad I was assigned to him.
    Nov 04, 2023
    Many thanks to all the medical staff!! I am very happy with everything!
    Oct 28, 2023
    Dr. Cho has gone above and beyond to help me with my issue
    Oct 24, 2023
    Oct 21, 2023
    This was my first visit and I was surprised it was not routine to do a full body check on a first visit
    Oct 11, 2023
    Although he explained the tradeoffs of the decision I was making in detail I felt that we rushed through my visit and he spent very little time examining my skin for skin cancer. I received notes about our visit where it said we discussed the ABCDs of skin cancer risks and OTC options and we never discussed those things. It felt like we rushed through the whole appointment. I went in wanting to do a skin cancer check up and biopsy and left feeling more confused because he spent such little time looking at my skin. I even have eczema and he never once mentioned It or asked what Im doing to take care of it
    Sep 26, 2023
    Dr Cho was friendly approachable and very professional.
    Sep 24, 2023
    Very good experience
    Sep 23, 2023
    Dr Cho is the best!
    Sep 22, 2023
    Feel my provider has my best interests in my treatment & my understanding of what he's doing or giving
    Sep 09, 2023
    Dr Cho is very easy to discuss and answer questions. He has provided guidance and assurance and next steps to be followed. The team in general is knowledgeable friendly and efficient.
    Sep 09, 2023
    Dr. Cho is a very good doctor. Some others I have seen in the practice have not been as thorough or even agreed to listen to me but he always explains my issue well. I don't always like his answers but he is well educated on the issue so it is hard to argue!
    Sep 05, 2023
    Doctors are real practitioners! A huge spassbo for everyone!
    Sep 01, 2023
    Doctor Cho really cares!
    Aug 26, 2023
    He is awesom
    Aug 23, 2023
    Dr. Cho is amazing. We waited a few months to be able to see him as his experience with eczema and other skin issues is what we wanted. He inspired a lot of confidence with his diagnosis as well as the various treatment options available.
    Aug 21, 2023
    I forgot to ask about when I can take a bath. The instructions only reference taking showers.
    Aug 20, 2023
    Dr. Cho is wonderful and really thoughtful about my condition. He has been a great guiding light for me and I can only praise him and be thankful he is my doctor.
    Aug 19, 2023
    He was amazing!
    Aug 18, 2023
    A ray of sunshine as though there weren't a waiting room full of other patients
    Aug 18, 2023
    Cared about me
    Aug 18, 2023
    Excellent friendly and efficient as always
    Aug 18, 2023
    Dr. Cho is EXCELLENT!!
    Aug 12, 2023
    Dr. Cho is fabulous and always very attentive to my concerns.
    Aug 12, 2023
    He was so rushed that he's answering my medical questions as he tried to literally close the door to any other questions. I was so surprised with such behavior. Related to his rushing was his rushed skin inspection. I've been to various dermatologists before at DHMF but all were far more thorough in their approach. His Inspection was done in a matter of minutes.
    Aug 10, 2023
    Dr. Cho is so knowledgable kind caring and responsive. I wish every doctor had the bedside manner of him.
    Aug 06, 2023
    Dr. Cho is wonderful Good listener and was sensitive to my ideas about care.
    Jul 11, 2023
    Dr. Cho was a welcome change from the dermatologist I've seen before. He listened to my issues and I felt that he understood them however we will need to wait for a biopsy results until we can decide on further treatment. He did prescribe medication in the meantime to use.
    Jul 11, 2023
    Above and beyond in terms of care provided communications and putting patients at ease
    Jun 26, 2023
    At the end of my consult Dr. Cho indicated he would write the different treatment options we had discussed to allow me to think about the other options. He left the room to write the options but he never came back and I never received the written options. I know he's busy and the whole dept is. I wanted to have the different options so I can research further. It doesn't take away how well I was treated by Dr. Cho.
    Jun 23, 2023
    Doctor Cho's work is wonderful !
    Jun 03, 2023
    Top notch care
    May 27, 2023
    I Love Dr Raymond Cho life changing experience!
    May 22, 2023
    The dermatologist that I visited seemed to be not be very caring or concerned about the patient. This was my first visit and he didn't care about what I had to say. Ams he was already assuming a lot of things about me. I had to correct him about his assumptions about me. The entire visit from the first minute I felt like he was just trying to finish the consultation and go out. At the end of the visit I thought this was the worst visit with any doctor I have ever had.
    May 19, 2023
    Dr. Cho is a great doctor. Kind concerned considerate sensitive and extremely competent. I am lucky to be his patient.
    May 08, 2023
    I wrote Dr. Cho thru "my chart" to explain that my flair up of Psoriasis in the parianal area would be unbearable during my ticketed flights of over 20000 miles in the next month. Although I could sense he was extremely busy I believe he had orchestrated getting me in. TYVM Dr. Cho!
    Apr 29, 2023
    Dr Cho is a wonderful doctor and very kind and friendly. I trust his judgement and skill.
    Apr 09, 2023
    Apr 07, 2023
    Dr. Cho is awesome! He does my skin cancer screening but then has helped freeze off some benign growths really quickly and easily in the same appt.
    Apr 07, 2023
    I love Dr. Raymond Cho & care team always makes feel great
    Mar 05, 2023
    Very good listener and responded to my questions and concerns. Friendly attentive and easy to understand.
    Mar 03, 2023
    Love Dr Cho
    Mar 03, 2023
    Dr. Cho is a gifted physician who is fast efficient and extremely caring of his patients. Builds an instant rapport and is incredibly knowledgeable.
    Feb 24, 2023
    Dr. Cho instills confidence through his obvious compassion and competence. He obviously loves his profession and his patients. He is an excellent example for the entire health care community.
    Feb 10, 2023
    Dr. Cho is a treasure
    Feb 04, 2023
    I love Dr. Cho I think he Is an excellent doctor!
    Jan 29, 2023
    This was my first appointment with Dr. Cho. He provided excellent quality care.
    Jan 27, 2023
    This was my first visit with Dr. Cho. I was very pleased with my visit.
    Jan 08, 2023
    Dr. Cho was excellent.
    Jan 02, 2023
    The Dermatology Department is a role model for UCSF. Dr. Cho represents this department in the best way - the entire university should study his style and practice - it is exemplary. Dr. Cho is always professional and very pleasant. He is genuine and he is an excellent communicator. He listens and he cares about achieving beneficial results for his patients. I appreciate his personality his compassion his confidence and his knowledge. These are all positive traits that patient's want to experience when visiting medical experts. Please share these comments with Dr. Cho the entire dermatology department and any other pertinent parties. He deserves to be recognized for his superior care. Thank you.
    Dec 13, 2022
    Dr. Cho is excellent.
    Dec 04, 2022
    I wish that the procedure had been described in more detail before we began. Luckily I asked about the duration of the procedure whether there would be pain. But if I hadn't initiated that I think we would have just begun. It would have made me feel more at ease to explain things a little more at the beginning. I do understand that doctors are busy of course...
    Dec 03, 2022
    Visit extremely rushed. Summary said was a first time patient- have been twice in past. Examination didn't seem that though in terms of close up inspection.
    Nov 23, 2022
    I'm just very content and satisfied that I have discovered Dr. Cho myself while searching for dermal specialist online when my skins and entire body were going through eczema outbreak. I really appreciate how Dr. Cho diagnosed my condition and effectively efficiently and got rid of the eczema outbreak and technically restore my skins condition back to normal.
    Nov 06, 2022
    Dr. Cho is very professional who gained my trust immediately.
    Nov 05, 2022
    Dr Cho has a friendly but professional bedside manner. Competent and attentive.
    Oct 15, 2022
    But it would take 2 years for anyone to get into these doctors! So why recommend? Its backwards how you run your business and you have MANY open rooms and many empty waiting rooms you need to hire and get serious again.
    Oct 14, 2022
    Excellent in all ways!
    Oct 08, 2022
    Dr Cho is a great doctor and very open and communicative.
    Oct 08, 2022
    I have seen dr Cho for years. He is excellent UCSF however is no longer great. MyChart is a lot of the response my opinion has droppedMy chart is not a partner in my health. My doctor is
    Oct 02, 2022
    I had a bad experience with the doctor. After a long wait time he came underprepared about my case barely checked on my condition and offered medication. The provider did not show much courtesy and seemed to be In a rush which Implicitly dismissed my concerns. He abruptly left the room and did not return. A nurse came to document my conditions after.
    Sep 26, 2022
    Dr. Cho was professional pleasant and competent. He answered my questions and followup on a concern I had. After reading his visit summary I would have asked moire questions. There was information I would have liked to explore.
    Sep 18, 2022
    Writen report had confusing elements. Length of treatment confusing. Probability oof success unclear.
    Aug 12, 2022
    Dr Cho = A+++
    Aug 06, 2022
    He rushed the visit
    Jul 24, 2022
    Will use more often in the future - when appropriate.
    Jul 23, 2022
    Dr. Cho has always been consistently an amazing Doctor. I feel so fortunate to be his patient.
    Jul 22, 2022
    Went above and beyond to fit in all my concerns.
    Jun 10, 2022
    Dr Cho was very informed and accessible. Very kind compassionate and helpful.
    Jun 08, 2022
    This was a routine full body skin check and had I not been to this office before and had the comfort of knowing all previous visits were on record showing no issues I would have been concerned by the lack of time the doctor spent checking all moles. I think it took me longer to undress than it did to complete the actual routine check.
    Jun 06, 2022
    Dr Cho is trying to get an appointment for me with a doctor who specializes in allergies
    Apr 23, 2022
    Apr 11, 2022
    Dr. Cho always listens to my concerns and answers my questions.
    Apr 05, 2022
    Explained why the Vaseline was important in healing which was great info
    Mar 14, 2022
    Dr. Cho is a fantastic doctor including providing the best bed side manner.
    Mar 12, 2022
    Overall a very good experience.
    Mar 12, 2022
    I feel like I could have gotten a little more info and particularly the name of the proposed treatment medication in writing. But I recognize that my case might be unusual - appreciate this provider referring me to a specialist.
    Mar 07, 2022
    Everything excellent as usual. Couldn't ask for more.
    Feb 19, 2022
    First class experience