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Cynthia H. Ho, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics
IRD 310 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 6571


Dr. Ho's major areas of interest are transitions of care from pediatric to adult providers, professionalism in medical education, improving physician compassion, complicated urinary tract infections, and pediatric traumatic brain injury among others. Her current research interests are the comparison of inferior vena cava diameter and clinical assessment of intravascular volume status in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Dr. Ho earned her medical degree from Keck School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her internship and residency in the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics program at LAC+USC Medical Center.


Alpha Omega Alpha: Honorary House Office Award, 2008

USC: Stephen Abrahamson Award for Outstanding Innovation, 2014

Keck School of Medicine: Outstanding Teaching as a House Officer, 2008


Kim J, Ho CH, Lewis KE, Garner WL, Chan RY. Delayed-onset thrombocytopenia in a pediatric burn patient. Am J Hematol. 2016 Sep; 91(9):958-60. View in: PubMed

Ho CH. Should We Normalize Failure? Acad Med. 2016 Mar; 91(3):292. View in: PubMed

Santohigashi K, Lewis K, Ho CH. It's Not Appendicitis! J Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170:340-340. e1. View in: PubMed

Doshi V, Ho CH, Chan RY. A Perplexing "Target Sign". J Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 169:324-324. e1. View in: PubMed

Samko T, Ho CH, Ford HR. Upside-Down. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 169:329-329. e1. View in: PubMed

Basravi S, Shastry PG, Ho CH, Zia SK, Chan RY. Delayed Bleeding in a Toddler. Pediatr Ann. 2016 Jan 1; 45(1):e10-2. View in: PubMed

Ho CH. Slowing Medical Education Through Schwartz Center Rounds. Acad Med. 2015 Oct; 90(10):1290. View in: PubMed

Ho CH, Uzunyan MY. Myocarditis in drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms. Cardiol Young. 2015 Aug; 25(6):1210-3. View in: PubMed

Im DD, Ho CH, Chan RY. Hypersegmented Neutrophils in an Adolescent Male With Heatstroke. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015 Aug; 37(6):488. View in: PubMed

Yanger SE, Tanaka K, Ho CH, Zia SK. Abdominal Pain in an Adolescent Female. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Aug; 66(2):212-7. View in: PubMed

Laster M, Im D, Ahn A, Ho CH. A 12-year-old boy with dyspnea, hypertension, hematuria, and proteinuria. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 5(6):348-51. View in: PubMed

Ho CH, Sinatra FR, Pietzak MM. A 9-year-old girl with poor weight gain and postprandial vomiting. Gastroenterology. 2015 May; 148(5):904-5. View in: PubMed

Ho CH. Developing practical wisdom in customer service. Acad Med. 2015 Apr; 90(4):398. View in: PubMed

Ho CH. Beyond the "July Effect". J Grad Med Educ. 2015 Mar; 7(1):131. View in: PubMed

Addala A, Middleton BN, Ho CH. A 14-year-old boy with a painful abdominal mass. Gastroenterology. 2015 Mar; 148(3):e3-4. View in: PubMed

Ho CH, Galiza G, Ebrahimi M, Uzunyan MY. Paracetamol-induced ductal closure in a 5-month-old infant. Cardiol Young. 2015 Feb; 25(2):400-1. View in: PubMed

Ho CH. Missed moments: slowing down to reclaim empathy. Acad Med. 2015 Feb; 90(2):128. View in: PubMed

Ho CH, Thomas M, McGuire E, Yano S. 2-year-old girl with pancytopenia due to vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency. J Paediatr Child Health. 2014 Nov; 50(11):926-8. View in: PubMed

Ho CH, Williams-Resnick A, Pietzak M. Yellow flank discoloration and abdominal distension in an infant. Gastroenterology. 2014 Sep; 147(3):571-2. View in: PubMed

Ho CH. Honest conversations with seriously ill patients. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Aug 1; 33(8):1491. View in: PubMed

Escobedo EV, Ho CH, Homans JD. An 18-year-old man with bilateral violaceous cervical adenopathy. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Aug 1; 168(8):773-4. View in: PubMed

Ho CH, Brotherton BJ, Lewis KE, Uzunyan MY. A high school wrestler with severe bradycardia. J Pediatr. 2014 Jul; 165(1):202-202. e1. View in: PubMed

Ho CH, Ho MG, Ho SP, Ho HH. Bitter Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Toxicity. J Emerg Med. 2014 Jun; 46(6):772-5. View in: PubMed

Ho CH, Bearden A, Lewis K, Sequeira P, Homans J. A 14-year-old Girl With Hip Pain and Fever After a Skateboard Fall. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jun; 33(6):667. View in: PubMed

Ho CH, Lewis KE, Johnson JL, Opas LM. A 20-year-old woman with fatigue and palpitations. Cleve Clin J Med. 2014 May; 81(5):283-8. View in: PubMed

Ho CH, Lin J. An 18-year-old woman with hepatic cysts. Cleve Clin J Med. 2014 May; 81(5):281-2. View in: PubMed

Ku E, Thomas M, Ho CH, Whipple NS, Abdul-Rahman O, Megason GC, Herrington BL, Carmody JB, Charlton JR. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2014 Mar; 35(3):129-35. View in: PubMed

Ogbonnaya A, Middleton B, Cady T, Ho C. Osteopoikilosis. Lancet. 2014 Jan 11; 383(9912):e4. View in: PubMed

Ho CH. Listening to our patients' concerns. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Nov; 32(11):2059. View in: PubMed

Ho C, Israni M, Johnson J. Visual diagnosis: 10-year-old girl with fever and altered mental status. Pediatr Rev. 2013 Oct; 34(10):474-7. View in: PubMed

Ho CH. An unusual cause of neonatal apnoea (case presentation). Neonatal gastric teratoma. Acta Paediatr. 2013 Aug; 102(8):772, 838. View in: PubMed

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