Colleen Koch, MD, MS

216.445.7418

Colleen Koch, MD, MS

Appointed: 1992

Colleen Koch, MD, MS
Department: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Vice Chair for Research and Education
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-331
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.7418
WorkFax:216.445.2536
Colleen Koch, MD, MS
Department: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-331
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.7418
WorkFax:216.445.2536
Colleen Koch, MD, MS
Department: Quality and Patient Safety Institute
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-331
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.7418
WorkFax:216.445.2536
Colleen Koch, MD, MS
Department: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J4-331
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.7418
WorkFax:216.445.2536
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Colleen Koch, MD, M.S., MBA, received a B.A. in history from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (Phi Beta Kappa; magna cum laude) and her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH. She received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2001.

Following medical school, Dr. Koch completed an internship in internal medicine at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, followed by a residency in anesthesiology at The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. As a senior resident she specialized in cardiac, thoracic and vascular anesthesia. Dr. Koch served as a clinical instructor of anesthesiology at The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, prior to joining Staff at the Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology in 1992.

In addition, Dr. Koch completed advanced training as a clinical associate in echocardiography in the Department of Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic. She is a recipient of Cleveland Clinic's distinguished Bruce Hubbard Stewart Fellowship Award for her contributions in the area of patient care. Dr. Koch served on the medical school admissions committee for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She is Vice Chair for Research and Education in the Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and has a joint appointment in the Quality and Patient Safety Institute building the research and education arms for the Institute. As part of her appointment to the Quality and Patient Safety Institute, Dr. Koch attended the Advanced Training Program for executives in Health Care Delivery Improvement at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City where she also received certification as a patient safety officer. In addition, Dr. Koch completed the Leading in Health Care course sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic's Office of Practice Management. Dr. Koch recently completed a Masters in Business Administration from Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in 2010. 

Dr. Koch has been invited to lecture nationally on her research interests, as well as on specialty interests of transesophageal echocardiography, gender and transfusion-related issues in cardiac surgery. Her external professional activities include Chair for the Scientific Program Committee for the national Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Editorial Board for Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, and appointments on the Board of Trustees for the International Anesthesia Research Society and an appointment as an Associate CME Editor for Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology for Annals of Thoracic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Koch serves as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of biomedical journals. She has numerous original research publications in leading medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. In addition, she has authored several book chapters in her field of practice. Dr. Koch is principal investigator for 2 randomized controlled trials on red cell transfusion in cardiac surgery. Dr. Koch is board certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology and in Perioperative Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Koch was recently nominated a fellow in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program by the Dean of the CCLCM.

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA
2010
Graduate - University of Michigan School of Public Health
Clin Research Design/Stats
Ann Arbor, MI USA
2001
Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Anesthesiology
Boston, MA
1991
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1988
Medical School - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA
1987
Undergraduate - Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI USA
1983

Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • National Board of Echocardiography- Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

Specialty Interests

Cardiothoracic anesthesiology, clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, quality and patient safety, perioperative transfusion, intraoperative echocardiography, gender and health-related quality of life outcomes in cardiac surgery

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As of 4/22/2014, Dr. Koch has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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  • English
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