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Nam Woo Cho, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology 
University of California, San Francisco

Scientist, snowboarder, tennis fan

Meet Dr. Cho

I take pride in providing my patients with the best care possible, and using science to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Dr. Nam Woo Cho, MD, PhD is a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of lung and cutaneous malignancies. Dr. Cho received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, and MD/PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed internship in Internal Medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, and his residency in radiation oncology at UCSF. His research focuses on understanding fundamental immunologic mechanisms that govern responses to immune stimulating therapies including radiation therapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors. Dr. Cho leverages molecular, cellular, organismal, and computational platforms to define novel mechanisms, pioneering the next generation of radio- and immune-therapeutics. 



2018-2022 Radiation Oncology Residency University of California, San Francisco
2017-2018 Preliminary Medicine Internship St. Mary’s Medical Center
2009-2017 MD, PhD University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
2004-2008 AB Harvard University



Professional Experience

Professional Experience

2022-present Assistant Professor UCSF, Radiation Oncology



Awards & Honors

2018-2022 ABR Holman Research Pathway Fellow
2016 Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation
2015 Rose Meadow Levinson Memorial Prize
2013-2015 Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowship
2013 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award
2008 Harvard Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE) Award
2008 Harvard College Research Program (HCRP) Award
2007 The Weissman International Fellowship Award

Redefining Possible