Do Yeon Cho WEBAssistant Professor
Director of Otolaryngology Research

Schedule Appointment: 205-801-7801 (option 1)


Administrative Support:
Laura Franks
P: 205-801-7801 (option 2) | F: 205-801-7802


Physical Address:
1155 Faculty Office Tower
510 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Mailing Address:
FOT 1155
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-3412

Clinic Address:
The Kirklin Clinic 1st floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233




Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology, 2015
Korean Board of Otorhinolaryngology, 2004


Areas of Interest

  • Acute/Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Nasal Obstruction, Hyposmia/Anosmia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Airway Epithelial Regeneration/Repair
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery


Medical School

M.D., Chungbuk National University School of Medicine (South Korea), 1995-1999
M.S., Sung Kyun Kwan University School of Medicine (Seoul, South Korea)


Postdoctoral Training

Stanford University School of Medicine, Otolaryngology Residency, 2009-2014
Stanford University School of Medicine, Rhinology Research Fellowship, 2007-2009
Samsung Medical Center (Seoul, South Korea), Otorhinolaryngology Residency, 1999-2004


Awards & Honors

  • 1999 Honors in Medicine, School of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, South Korea
  • 2003 Honors in Medicine, Graduate Program, School of Medicine, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2012 AAO-HNS/F Resident Leadership Grant
  • 2013 First Place Vice President's Resident Research Award, Triological Society 2013 Combined Sections Meeting
  • 2013 AAO-HNS/F 2013 Humanitarian Resident Travel Grant
  • 2013 Best Presentation Award, Stanford Otolaryngology Resident Research Symposium
  • 2016 Cottle Award, 1st Runner-up, American Rhinologic Society
  • 2017 American Rhinologic Society New Investigator Award


Selected Publications

  1. Cho, DY; Hoffman, Kyle; Skinner, Daniel; Lim, Dong Jin; Alexander, Grant; Bae, Chae Yun; Han, Dong Keun; Jun, Ho-Wook; Woodworth, Bradford. "Tolerance and Pharmacokinetics of a Ciprofloxacin-coated Sinus Stent in a Preclinical Model." Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Dec 19. doi: 10.1002/alr.21892
  2. Cho DY, Woodworth BA. Acquired Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Deficiency. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2016;79:78-85. 
  3. Cho DY, Aaron GP, Shepard KG. Spontaneous Retropharyngeal and Mediastinal Emphysema: Case Report and Review of Literature. Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jun;9(2):178-81.
  4. Cho DY, Skinner D, Zhang S, Fortenberry J, Sorscher EJ, Dean NR, Woodworth BA. Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator activation by the solvent ethanol: implications for topical drug delivery. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Feb;6(2):178-84. 
  5. Cho DY, Nayak JY, Bravo DT, Hwang PH, Illck B, Fischer H;  Air Pollutants Cause Release of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) IL-8 in a Human Primary Nasal Tissue Culture ModelInt Forum Allergy Rhinol; 2014 Dec;4(12):966-71.
  6. Yan M, Fukuyama J, Hwang PH, Holmes S, Cho DY, David A Relman. “Nasal microenvironments and interspecific interactions influence nasal microbiota complexity and S. aureus carriageCell Host Microbe. 2013 Dec 11;14(6):631-40. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2013.11.005.
  7. Cho DY, Sinha SR, Gardner JM, Schaller M, Pamnani RD, Felt SA, Barral JK, Messner A. “Effect of Intra-Tonsillar Injection of Steroids on Palatine Tonsils in RabbitLaryngoscope. 2013 Sept 23. doi: 10.1002/lary.24396.
  8. Cho DY, Nayak JV, Bravo DT, Le W, Nguyen A, Edward JA, Hwang PH, Illek B, Fischer H. “Expression of Dual NADPH Oxidase in Chronic RhinosinusitisInt Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 May;3(5):376-83. doi: 10.1002/alr.21133. Epub 2012 Dec 21.
  9. Cho DY, Drover DR, Nekhendzy V, Butwick J, Collins J, Hwang PH. "The Effectiveness of Preemptive Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block on Postoperative Pain and Functional Outcomes after Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery" Intl Forum Allergy & Rhinology. 2011 May-Jun;1(3):212-218.
  10. Cho DY, Hwang PH, Illek B. “Effect of L-ascorbate on chloride transport in freshly excised sinonasal epitheliaAm J Rhinol Allergy. 2009 May-Jun;23(3):294-9. 2009 May-Jun;23(3):294-9.