Raymond Cho, MD, PhD


Dr. Raymond Cho is a dermatologist and geneticist who treats a wide range of skin conditions. In his research, he studies the patterns in which DNA changes accumulate across the genome, during the development of skin and other cancers.

Cho earned a medical degree and Ph.D. in genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine and completed a residency in dermatology and a fellowship in molecular medicine at UCSF. He received a Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation and was an American Skin Association Abby S. & Howard P. Milstein Research Scholar in Melanoma. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and as a Samsung Biotechnology Scholar-in-Residence. Cho is an associate clinical professor of dermatology at UCSF.


Dermatology Clinic
1701 Divisadero St., Third and Fourth Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–7800
Fax: (415) 353–7870

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Raymond Cho


Stanford School of Medicine 2005


UCSF Medical Center, Dermatology 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. North JP, Golovato J, Vaske CJ, Sanborn JZ, Nguyen A, Wu W, Goode B, Stevers M, McMullen K, Perez White BE, Collisson EA, Bloomer M, Solomon DA, Benz SC, Cho RJ. Cell of origin and mutation pattern define three clinically distinct classes of sebaceous carcinoma. Nat Commun. 2018 May 14; 9(1):1894.
  2. Cheng JB, Cho RJ. Emergence and Evolution of Mutational Hotspots in Sun-Damaged Skin. J Invest Dermatol. 2018 Jan; 138(1):16-17.
  3. Fong K, Bailey CV, Tuttle P, Cunningham B, McGrath JA, Cho RJ. Questioning the Clinical Utility of Exome Sequencing in Developing Countries. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Jan; 34(1):e32-e34.

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