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Message From The Chair

Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

For more than 100 years, our department has distinguished itself in educating the next generation of physicians, delivering excellent clinical care to young patients, and constantly improving treatment options through biomedical research.

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Christine S. Cho, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Interim Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Director, Pediatric Urgent Care

Contact Info

Box 0632

550 16th Street, Rm. 5153

San Francisco, CA. 94143

Phone:  (415) 353-2226



  • University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson School of Public Health
  • University of Cincinnati, School of Education
  • Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, internship and residency, pediatrics 
  • Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, chief resident, pediatrics
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, pediatric emergency medicine


Board Certification

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatric emergency medicine


Research Interests

  • Graduate medical education
  • Professionalism
  • Emergency department utilization and quality improvement

UCSF Program Affiliations


Dr. Christine Cho is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine.  She received her MD and MPH degrees simultaneously at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  Her pediatrics residency training was at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital where she also served as a chief resident in pediatrics.  She then did a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Currently she is pursuing a Masters in Medical Education.  She has won numerous teaching awards including the William Potash fellow of the year teaching award at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and has twice been honored with the Byron Aoki Hospital Teaching Award at the Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland.

Current Research

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Last updated 04-24-2015