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.

Clinics I work with

Dermatology Clinic at Mount Zion

1701 Divisadero St., Third and Fourth Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115

My reviews


Overall Experience
312 Reviews
Dr. Cho is extraordinary. Very clear friendly shows concern and care offers useful and detailed information great suggestions a great caring doctor.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
307 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
310 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
293 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
306 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
309 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
309 Reviews
Decorative Caduceus

Predicting Inflammatory Skin Disease Response to IL-23 Blockade

Change in severity and extent of psoriasis (calculated by Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) score); scale range of 0 to 72, 72 being maximal disease.