Yoon-Jae Cho, M.D.

  • Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Ericksen Family Endowed Professor for Research
  • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
  • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine


Dr. Cho currently serves as Neurologist-In-Chief at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, where he oversees the clinical, scholarly, and teaching responsibilities of faculty, staff, and programs within the Division of Pediatric Neurology. He has a specific clinical interest in caring for children with brain tumors, and an active research program developing novel therapies for children with brain tumors and other neurological disorders. In addition to his laboratory investigations, he has been active in clinical trials, previously chairing the Biology Committee in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, an NCI-funded consortium wholly dedicated to the conduct of early phase trials in childhood brain tumors, and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) “Target and Agent Prioritization Committee” for the NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH initiative. 

Education and training

    • B.A., 1993, Rice University
    • M.D., 2002, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Residency

    • Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, 2007
    • Pediatrics, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, 2004
  • Fellowship

    • Neuro-oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 2008
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (with special qualifications in Child Neurology)

Memberships and associations:

  • Child Neurology Society
  • Children's Oncology Group
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Society for Neuro-oncology

Areas of interest

  • Neuro-oncology
  • Novel therapies for pediatric brain tumors


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