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Title Division Chief of Cardiology
Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Euclid Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Euclid Hospital
Primary Location

Euclid Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult General Clinical Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cardiac Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Disease Prevention
  • Heart Failure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness Of Breath
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About J Michael Koch, MD

J. Michael Koch, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Euclid Hospital.

Specialty Interests: General cardiology; inpatient consultations; echocardiography and stress testing; chronic care clinic; community outreach, including education, screening and improved access

Experience: Physicians in Cleveland Clinic’s Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Euclid Hospital offer the latest medications and interventional procedures to deliver better heart care outcomes for patients.

Dr. Koch has more than 30 years’ experience in diagnosing and managing the full range of heart problems and diseases, including seven years previously on the Cleveland Clinic staff as Director of Regional Cardiology. He is dedicated to helping patients better manage their cardiovascular disease to enhance their quality of life and prevent hospital admissions and readmissions. Dr. Koch is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Certified Patient Safety Officer.

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Education: After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, cum laude, from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and working in that field for several years, Dr. Koch changed career paths and earned a degree in medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his internship and internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic, followed by a fellowship in cardiology at New England Deaconess Hospital (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) of Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

Prior to rejoining the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2020, he was a cardiologist in private practice in Cleveland’s eastern suburbs and was director of the Chronic Care Clinic at Euclid Hospital. 

Publications and Speaking: Over the course of his career, Dr. Koch has coauthored papers in significant peer-reviewed medical journals, including American Journal of Cardiology and American Heart Journal, and presented at national medical meetings.

About Dr. Koch: “I am connected to the local community, part of the fabric, working to make the everyday management of cardiac health better for our patients so they can stay healthy and active.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Koch enjoys cycling and fishing.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New England Deaconess Hospital
Cardiovascular Disease
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Undergraduate - Georgia Institute of Technology
Chemical Engineering


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

General cardiology, stress testing, echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, stress testing, prevention, chronic heart failure, community outreach, including education, screening and improved access

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/24/2022, 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

142 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Dr Koch was very thorough and professional explained everything to me in terms I could understand! Was a pleasure to deal with for my problems!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr. Koch has been very thorough thoughtful and proactive in his care for me. I just wish I had contacted him sooner.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Dr Koch is excellent. He developed a plan for me that makes me feel successful.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr Koch is a wonderful doctor very knowledgeable addressed all of my concerns. Was both kind and respectful grateful that he will be taking care of my father

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

I am very happy with Dr Koch. Would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Probably one of the best doctors I've ever experienced.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr Koch was excellent! Very very knowlegeable!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr. Koch is amazing...

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Koch was very personable. Very informative. He made me feel like I was the only person he had. I really glad I chose him to be my doctor. I will recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

I will continue as Dr Koch 's patient.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr Koch took his time to answer all of my questions but most importantly my wife's questions got answered quickly and thoroughly

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr Koch has put together a great team

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Wonderful people, from the valet Michael, to Dr. Koch and his staff.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr.Koch is very up beat and positive. He takes time to listen and answer my questions. He is highly recommended by others.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

I actually had time to talk with Dr.Koch.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr. Koch was excellent in every way. Made sure I understood everything and never in a hurry to get me out.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Physician took his time explaining things thoroughly, with flair, and in an understandable format. Never felt rushed stayed as long as necessary to answer all questions. Very informative advice, helpful suggestions about exercise and diet. Was well prepared, friendly, and positive.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Excited visit Dr. Koch is very kind and attentive.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr. Koch was very patient.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Exceptional bedside manners , I wish all physicians were so interested in learning about the patient

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr Koch is the best. Period. He very personable and listens to what my opinion is. Best dr I've had in a long time

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

My doctor is doing an excellent job keep up the good work my doctor cares about all his patients

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr Koch is.Very professional, courteous and helpful with my treatment plan & ideas to improve my overall health

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr Koch is a very kind caring doctors

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Best doctor I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Doc personally has staff set up tests and appointments.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

The staff does a wonderful job! Dr. Koch Rocks! He is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Koch is excellent. He is one in a million. He listens and takes great care of me and my heart.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

First visit. Doctor and staff excellent. Very happy. Wish they were all like this Dictor and staff.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022


Reviewed on May 19, 2022

The doctor has the best bed side manner, he's very understanding. Typically it's difficult to be seen by your people. He makes it easy to do, what I really need to do. No jumping through hoops!

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Dr. Koch is one of the best physicians I have dealt with in my life.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Dr kock was very engaging and helpful

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr Koch is a very understanding and caring doctor

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Dr. Koch was fantastic, Euclid Campus, in his communication with the cardiac and PT team at Hillcrest to ensure information was accurate plus treatment planning was comprehended by all parties.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

The entire process from beginning was very good. And being the first visit with Dr.Koch, he was awesome!. Made me feel very comfortable and that he really cared about my well being.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Dr Koch and his staff were excellent!!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Excellent physician and staff!!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr. Koch's staff are very friendly and professional!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr. Koch is awesome! We felt very comfortable with him, he spent time getting to know us and he was very knowledgeable but so, so easy to talk to and understand.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

I have confidence in Dr. Koch and his staff. They are very kind and informative with me.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

You have a treasure in Dr. Koch

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