Dr. Ryan Cho


Dr. Ryan Cho

About Ryan Cho, M.D.

I served as a staff gastroenterology and hepatology physician for the military flagship medical institution at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, teaching and mentoring GI training physicians during my tenure.

Why Gastroenterology?

I love the diversity in patient care that gastroenterology provides, from the variety of interesting diseases to the spectrum of procedures and patient care. I am drawn to the balance of preventive care and treatment to help my patients. I love that I am able to establish lasting relationships with my patients and manage their digestive health over time.

Do you have a focus/specialty within GI?

I enjoy all aspects of gastroenterology with a particular interest in GI oncology and pancreaticobiliary disorders.

What can patients expect?

I am grateful for the opportunity to help my patients achieve well-being in their health.

Outside of the Office

I enjoy spending time with my family, being active in the outdoors, trying new restaurants and traveling.

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Korean


  • Bachelor’s Degree – University of Florida
  • Medical Degree – University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Residency – San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship – San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium

Awards & Recognitions

  • UT Health San Antonio Outstanding Resident Teaching award (2011 – 2012)
  • James J. Leonard Outstanding Ward Attending Award (2013 – 2014)
  • Air Force Commendation Medal for Outstanding Staff Physician (2015)
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal for Outstanding Officer-in-Charge (2015)
  • ACG Presidential Award (2016)
  • Air Force Commendation Medal for Outstanding GI Fellow (2018)
  • ACG Outstanding Presentation Award (2019)
  • Air Force Commendation Medal for Outstanding COVID Response (2020)
  • SAUSHEC Gastroenterology Staff Physician of the Year (2020 – 2021)

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

My locations

Dr. Ryan Cho is available at the following locations: