Ilseung Cho, MD, MS

Physician Profile

Ilseung Cho, MDDr. Ilseung Cho is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and a gastroenterologist at the Veterans Affairs Hospital - New York Harbor Healthcare System (VA NY Harbor) in Manhattan.

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Dr. Cho's patient practice is focused on general gastroenterology and gastrointestinal endoscopy. He takes care of patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal health issues, including esophageal, gallbladder, liver, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal diseases.

Dr. Cho’s research interests include study of the gut microbiome, or the community of bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract and how it affects health and disease. Dr. Cho is a member of Dr. Martin Blaser’s Human Microbiome Laboratory Group in the Department of Medicine. His research projects range from the effect of the microbiome on colorectal cancer to changes associated with obesity. His research has been published in a variety of journals, including Nature and Nature Reviews Genetics. He has been featured as an expert commentator for organizations such as U.S. News and World Report and National Public Radio. As a faculty member at the NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Cho serves as a Master Scholar Advisor for medical students and a faculty mentor for students in the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation program.

Dr. Cho is the associate editor for Inflammation and is also a reviewer for several medical journals, including Gastrointestinal Endsocopy and Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. He has received numerous honors for his work, including the Alan Charney Award for Excellence in Research and the Gastroenterology Faculty of the Year Award.

Dr. Cho received his medical degree and masters of science in clinical investigation at the NYU School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology.

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Practice Focus:
General gastroenterology
Gastrointestinal endoscopy
Colon cancer
Colon polyps
Fecal microbial transplant
Gastric (stomach) cancer
Gut microbiome

High-risk polypectomy
Stent placement
Upper endoscopy (EGD)

Veterans Affairs New York Harbor
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Appointments: Dr. Cho sees veterans who are referred to him through the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System.