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Mimi Cho, MD, PhD
Areas of Interest:
Skin cancers, vitiligo, acne, cosmetics, surgery and lasers
Joined Dermatology Specialists:
Kindness, patience, and respect.
Rice University, Houston, TX
University of Texas Medical School
Hennepin County Medical Center
University of Minnesota
American Board of Dermatology
Minnesota Medical Association
Hennepin County Medical Society
American Academy of Dermatology
American Skin Association – Grant awarded to study Vitiligo at the University of Minnesota
Mpls St Paul Magazine – Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
MN Monthly Magazine – Top Doctors 2017
MN Monthly Magazine – Top Doctors for Women 2018
Castle Connolly – Top Doctors 2018, 2019, 2020
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!
I love to dance, play the piano, travel and hike. I also know tae kwon do!