Professional portrait of a smiling woman in business attire with a pearl necklace.
A circular seal of certification displaying certified by abd at the top, with the name mimi cho, md, phd in the center, and american board of dermatology at the bottom. Logo of top doctor accolade featuring the abbreviations for minneapolis and saint paul with a medical caduceus symbol. Minnesota monthly - top doctors issue banner. Minnesota monthly magazine featuring top doctors for women edition. The image shows a logo with the words castle connolly top doctors above a stylized design incorporating the medical caduceus symbol with the initials cc flanking it on both sides.

See what our patients are saying about Dr. Cho:

Mimi Cho, MD, PhD

Areas of Interest:

Skin cancers, vitiligo, acne, cosmetics, surgery and lasers


Appointment: 952-241-8137


Joined Dermatology Specialists:

Care Philosophy:
Kindness, patience, and respect.

Rice University, Houston, TX

Medical School:
University of Texas Medical School

Transitional Residency:
Hennepin County Medical Center

University of Minnesota

Board Certification:
American Board of Dermatology

Professional Memberships:
Minnesota Medical Association
Hennepin County Medical Society
American Academy of Dermatology

Professional Recognitions:
American Skin Association – Grant awarded to study Vitiligo at the University of Minnesota
Mpls St Paul Magazine – Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
MN Monthly Magazine – Top Doctors 2017, 2022, 2023
MN Monthly Magazine – Top Doctors for Women 2018, 2023, 2024
Castle Connolly – Top Doctors 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023
Castle Connolly – Exceptional Women in Medicine 2018

If you could have one superpower, which would you choose?
I wish I had the power to never forget and remember everything that I have learned.

What inspired you to become a dermatologist?
When I was in middle school my mother developed Vitiligo, the Michael Jackson skin condition, where one gets white patches. This was devastating to her since she was always complimented on her beauty and now she did everything to hide it. When I was at Rice university, one summer I went to the University of Texas Medical school in Houston looking for a summer job and found Dr. Madeline Duvic who was dermatologist doing research on Vitiligo. I will always be grateful to Dr. Duvic for giving me so many opportunities and encouraging me to get my MDPhD training and for helping me to become a dermatologist. I can not stress enough the importance of research and what an exciting time it is to be in medicine. There is still much work to do but we have come a long way!

Other Activities:
I love to dance, play the piano, travel and hike. I also know tae kwon do!