Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Jeong Hee Cho, M.D., Ph.D.

General Information

Jeong Hee  Cho, M.D., Ph.D.


  • Fax: 305-243-1624


  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean


  • American Board of Patholology-Dermatopathology
  • American Board of Pathology-Anatomic


  • Pathology-Anatomic
  • Pathology-Dermatopathology


  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Dermatopathology

Clinical Interests

  •  Melanoma and skin cancer
  • Cutaneous lymphoma
  • Molecular Pathology


Ewha Womans University
Seoul National University
Seoul National University
Seoul National University Hospital
Adan Medical Center, Surgical Pathology
Japanese National Cancer Center Research institute, Molecular Pathology
The Methodist Hospital, Houston
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dermatopathology


  • Cho-Vega JH. A diagnostic algorithm for atypical spitzoid tumors: guidelines for immunohistochemical and molecular assessment. Mod Pathol. 2016 Apr 22. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2016.70. [Epub ahead of print]
  • More Publications by Dr. Jeong Hee Cho


 Jeong Hee Cho (Cho-Vega), M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, is a Director of Dermatopathology service at The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, Florida. She received her medical degree from College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University  (Korea) and M.S. and Ph.D degree from College of Medicine, Seoul National University (Korea). She completed a residency in Anatomical Pathology in Seoul National University Hospital and completed two fellowships in Surgical Pathology in Asan Medical Center (Korea) and in Molecular Pathology in Japanese National Canter Center Research Institute (Japan). In her past life, she was a faculty in College of Medicine, Dankook University (Korea), and in Department of Molecular Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She completed repeated AP residency in The Methodist Hospital in Houston and Dermatopathology fellowship in UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Before joining UM, she was a staff dermatopathology in private practice in Houston.  

She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has mentored numerous medical students, residents, and fellows.

She has been investigator of basic and translational research studies of cell signaling in lymphomas and melanoma. Her work is focused on developing and improving diagnosis for melanoma and cutaneous lymphoma.


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