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Memoir

Kyung J. Cho
Regents' Proceedings 189

Kyung J. Cho, M.D., William Martel Collegiate Professor of Radiology and professor of radiology in the Medical School, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 2014.

Dr. Cho received his M.D. degree from the Catholic University Medical School in Seoul, Korea. He completed a rotating internship (1969-70) at the Detroit Memorial Hospital, a residency in radiology (1970-73) at Wayne State University, and an angiography fellowship (1974-75) at the University of Michigan. Dr. Cho joined the University of Michigan faculty as an instructor in 1973, and was promoted to assistant professor in 1975, associate professor in 1978, and professor in 1982. He was appointed the William Martel Collegiate Professor of Radiology in 1999.

An exemplary vascular and interventional radiologist, Dr. Cho has served the Department of Radiology in many capacities, including director of vascular and interventional radiology, Vascular/Interventional Fellowship Program Director, and director of the Animal Imaging Laboratory. His innovative research has focused on gastrointestinal radiography, carbon dioxide as a contrast media, adrenal venous sampling, and interventional procedures in children. The quality of his investigations is documented by 166 scientific publications and extensive external grant support. An outstanding educator, Dr. Cho conceived and executed an innovative hands-on, continuing medical education program in vascular radiology that continues today. He received the Society of Interventional Radiology's Gold Medal Award (2012), the Korean Society of Interventional Radiology Gold Medal Award (2012), and was inducted into the University's League of Educational Excellence (2013) in recognition of his scientific contributions and educational efforts.

The Regents now salute this distinguished teacher and scholar for his dedicated service by naming Kyung J. Cho, professor emeritus of radiology.