Dr. Sang In Cho
CHO, Dr. Sang In 72 of Concord, died peacefully surrounded by his family on March 13, 2009. He was a pioneering surgeon in the field of kidney and liver transplantation. During his forty year career he served as the director of transplant surgery most recently at Boston Medical Center; and prior to that, at the New England Medical Center and Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was the lead surgeon in a team to perform the first liver transplant in Boston. He also served as the director of organ procurement and preservation at the New England Organ Bank. He is survived by his wife of forty years, Donna (Weltman) Cho; son, Andrew Cho; daughter and son-in-law, Lizabeth and Evan Gottlieb; and his adored granddaughter, Louisa (Lulu) Gottlieb. He also leaves several sisters, brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15th, at the Martha-Mary Chapel at Longfellow's Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury. Burial will be held on Monday at the Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the Mass. General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 or the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. Duckett Funeral Home Sudbury 978 443-5777

Published by Boston Globe from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2009.
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Dr. Cho was my boss when I was a surgical assistant for the organ bank from 79 to 83. He tenaciously pursued knowledge and excellence, and was very kind to me. His legacy is the many lives he saved.
J. Murray
James Murray
October 5, 2017
Aniceto Baltasar
October 14, 2015
Thank you my soninlaw survied kidney tranplant because of you,Now i have my one and only granddauther, speical place in our heart for you.
hector /ann mercado
December 16, 2012

Dr Cho is responsible for my husband being alive today and my daughter being born. He did my husbands kidney transplant on June 25,1993 in Boston. Such a great man, you saved many lives and it breaks my heart to know you have lost yours.
Cyndi Bell
December 15, 2012
Dr Cho is responsible for my husband being alive today and my daughter being born. He did my husbands kidney transplant on June 25,1997 in Boston. Such a great man you saved many lives and it breaks my heart to know you have lost yours
Cyndi Bell
December 15, 2012
Dr. Cho did my kidney transplant in 2001. At the time I had two young children and a whole life in front of me. Because of Dr Cho's work I have got to see my kids grow, and that was a gift I will never forget. My angel.
Sorry for your loss.
David Harrington
September 5, 2012
Saw some photos of your daughter in my old photo album. I tried to locate you on google and found this terrible news. I am so very sorry to find that Dr Cho has passed, I remember him as a young doctor with such greatness. My thoughts are with you all. Your old babysitter..Penny I now am the mother of 6 one from Korea..Much love...
Penny Hillstrom
May 5, 2012
To Sang I. Cho's Family:
Two months ago I lost an angel and only found out about it today. Sang brought his touch and skill to me on March 13th, 1993. His artistry has been well appreciated since that day when a kidney from Kansas arrived with my name on it! EVERY day of my life since I have thought of Sang! I last saw him at the State House when he was honored for his work. I am starting research for a book I intend to write about my polycysitic kidney disease and medical life since that March day. Sang was such a part of my life. His passing makes my journey to write even more important. God Bless you for sharing him with me over the years. He will be missed!
Bill Burbank
May 10, 2009
Dr. Cho was our transplant surgeon at BUMC. He was thoughful, compassionate, exacting and of course very skilled. Throughout the time we worked with him and his team we felt confident in every step of the care he directed. His staff were in awe of him and he seemed to be at once, a stern task master and a kind hearted man. We can say we loved him, respected him and are very sad for his family's, and the medical community's, loss.
Nate and Vicki Murray
March 25, 2009
Ms.Liz Cho And Family! I'm so sorry for the loss of your father.My condolences are with you and your family.May he rest in peace.My prayers are with you and your family!
Carmen Caamano
March 23, 2009
We are very sorry to here about the passing of Dr. Cho. There is not a day go by when Maureen and I don't think of him. My wife and I were one of the last transplants he did . God bless your family and him. Maureen and Mike Mahoney
March 23, 2009
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Cho at such a young age. He deserved many more years of life. I worked as a nurse in the VA Transplant Unit and will always remember him.
Liz Wright
Liz Wright
March 21, 2009
Mrs. Cho, Elizabeth & Andrew,

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to all of you. I was Dr. Cho's secretary at Boston Medical Center from 2000 till 2002. I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. Dr. Cho was a excellent surgeon and his patients thought highly of him. He was a bit tough on me but in return he made me the person that I am today so I thank him for that.


Ms. Tonya Harris
Tonya Harris
March 18, 2009
Donna I am saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. He was a quiet man with a good heart. I worked with him when he first went to Boston University Medical Center. Please know your family is in my prayers.
Florence Hagins
March 16, 2009
Donna, Liz, Andrew and family,

We are so sorry to hear of Sang (Husband and Dad and Grandfathers) passing. We keep you and all your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Charlie and Patt Centore
Patt and Charlie centore
March 15, 2009
Dear Donna, Liz, and Andrew,
Was so sorry to read of Sang In's passing in the online Globe this Sunday morning. We are thinking of you all with sympathy.
Dede and Dick Blackburn
Dede Blackburn
March 15, 2009
Liz & Family,

We were so sorry to hear of your fathers passing, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Maria & Anthony Maio
Maria Maio
March 14, 2009
Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
Ellen Selip
March 14, 2009
Very sorry to hear of his passing, he proformed a kidney transplant between my husband and I. A great man and a great doctor.
Rita & Robert Simone
March 14, 2009
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