Anna Pham Kho, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Office: GMH/FOB 440

Phone: 404-616-9355



Dr. Kho graduated from Emory University with a BS in Chemistry in 1995. She attended Emory University School of Medicine, graduating in 1999, and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Brown University from 1999 to 2002. She returned to Atlanta to join the Division of General Internal Medicine as an academic faculty member in 2002.

Dr. Kho’s academic interests include:

  • Hospital medicine
  • Obstetric medicine
  • Use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) in medicine.

She has conducted several workshops in the area of managing medical illnesses in the obstetric patient, PDAs in medicine, and teaching at the bedside. She has published several articles and book chapters in the areas of obstetric medicine and the use of handheld devices in medicine.

She spends 5 months a year as an attending on the General Medical Wards at Grady Memorial Hospital and participates as a supervising Attending in the Primary Care Center during her off ward months.

She enjoys teaching the medical students and housestaff on the medicine wards and in the medical clinics at Grady Memorial Hospital. While there, she has received a number of teaching awards, including the Inpatient Teaching Award (2006); Annette Bernard Outpatient Teaching Award (2005); Runner-Up for the Primary Care Clinician-Teacher Award (2004, 2005); and the Emory University Excellent Attending Teaching Award (2002).

She is currently a member of the Emory University Strategic Information Technology Committee and has helped to implement and distribute the Emory Rules personal digital assistant (PDA) software to Emory University medical students and housestaff. She is also a Faculty Scholar in the Emory Reynolds Program and is spearheading a PDA project that focuses on the comprehensive geriatric assessment of the elderly. 


Kho A, Henderson LE, Dressler DD, Kripalani S. Use of Handheld Computers in Medical Education: A Systematic Review. Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol. 21, issue 5, p. 531-537, May 2006.

Bernstein L, Higgins S, Kho A, Umpierrez G, Watkins, Jr. C. Medical Complications of Pregnancy chapter. Comprehensive Hospital Medicine. Elsevier, Inc., 2006.

Kho A and Maleque N. Chapter 79: Medical problems in pregnancy. Hospital Medicine Secrets. Mosby, Inc., 2006.

Addleton R, Pennington F, Kho A, Kripalani S. Personal digital assistant use in medicine. Medical Association of Georgia Journal 2004;1: 42-45.

Kho A, Kleinbart J. Is low-molecular weight heparin as safe as unfractionated heparin in pregnant women with a deep venous thrombosis? Uptodate 2003. Full presentation available at