BG John Cho, MC USA (Ret)
Executive Director and CEOJohn.Cho@amsus.org
John M. Cho, MD is a retired US Army Brigadier General, currently serving as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals, since January 2018. He has over 20 years of senior executive experience in healthcare operations, management, and administration and in leading the planning and direction of six Army health management organizations — from clinics to large healthcare systems— as Commander (CEO). Dr. Cho has a proven record of leading change, achieving value for large organizations through creative, strategic problem-solving, and effective coaching and mentoring leading to former subordinates serving as the CEO of medical centers and hospitals.
Dr. Cho is a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) of the American Association for Physician Leadership since 2011, Board Certified in Cardiothoracic and General Surgery, American Board of Surgery, in 1998 and 1995 respectively, a Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS) since 2000, and Fellow, American Association for Physician Leadership (FAAPL) since 2020.
BG (Retired) Cho’s military awards include the Army Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (BS), the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (MD), and the United States Army War College (MS).