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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
  • Heart Disease Prevention
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cardiac Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • 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.

Success Rates: Success rates for specific noninvasive cardiology procedures at Cleveland Clinic are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx.

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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/5/2023, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

210 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

60 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. And Nurse were both pleasant, professional, and efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr Koch is a wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr Koch treats me as the owner of this body who knows firsthand what's going on with it; and has the medical knowledge and experience to cooperate with it's care. I left there hopeful and encouraged.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Koch is amazing!!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Koch is very kind and went above and beyond. Thank you Dr. Koch!!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

This has been a regular location for me to see Dr Koch.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr Koch is very thorough in his explanations. I appreciate his wide knowledge base and his ability to share that info on an appropriate basis. I've been a patient for several years and he is one of the best physicians I've had in Cleveland.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Pleasant experience. Love Dr.Koch! He explains answers to questions in detail and care and concern,

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

My Doctor Koch...was extremely patient and knowledgeable. I enjoyed him explaining everything to me.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Koch is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

I trust Dr Koch with my care due to his concern, knowledge and bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Doctor Koch is excellent!!! I have seen him at least twice before this visit dating back some years. I can honestly said he is one of the best doctors I have had the pleasure to experience. A+ in my mind

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Good doctor

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

The staff at Dr. Koch's offices are excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Koch went above and beyond to explain the results of my echocardiogram.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Koch is one of the best doctors I have seen in all of my years. He explained my condition and how treatment would be handled thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Would highly recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Koch for any heart ailments.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

As a matter of fact I have been so impressed with Dr. Koch that I have recommended him to others,mainly because of his concern and sincerity for your care. He is genuine!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Koch is a wonderful physician who listens and cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Koch is one of the best doctors I've ever seen. He is very knowledgeable and compassionate.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

He appointment was LONG- I was concerned about patients following. Nurse came X2 hoping to hurry dr Koch but - that didn't work!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr. Koch is excellent. He discusses wellness options and makes good suggestions.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Koch is wonderful, he always listens and provides understandable feedback.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr.Koch and his staff were very prompt, attentive and professional. I received an excellent service.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Koch is an excellent physician. He is a credit to his profession.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Love Dr.Koch!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Koch is top notch. Very knowledgeable and open minded. Clinic lucky to have a Dr that works with you for trestment

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Love this doctor

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr Koch is very caring and personable health care professional. He listened to Carolyn. He answered her questions carefully and completely He explained things so it was easy to understand.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

I love Dr.Koch as my health care provided. He is thorough, he listens to my concerns and acts accordingly.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Koch and staff are wonderful very kind and thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

He is one of most compassionate and caring provider I have had. Answers any questions we had and goes above and beyond to make sure I receive the best care!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr Koch was wonderful! I recommend him to everyone

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr Koch discharged me he fixed my fast heart rate, a house Dr said no cause she wanted to monitor my sugars which my primary doc does so I left because I was there for my heart not my sugars

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

From the time Dr. Koch walked in the room until I left he listened to my concerns and talked over my care with me. I was very happy with my visit with him.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

One of the best doctor visits I've ever had very informative

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Koch and staff answered all my questions clearly. Spent time explaining. Excellent experience!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Koch is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.He treats his patients well and is concerned about us. Not the case with many others in the past few years.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

One of the best doctor visits ever.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

I was very impressed with the doctor. He made me feel very at ease

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Totally value him as a doctor for my needs. Really put me at ease

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Koch is a great Doctor and im glad he is on my team.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

I have been so worried about my weight. The care provider helped me to realize that my concerns are great and helped me to lower my expectations and concentrate on smaller victories such as eatting better and setting more realistic wins.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr Koch is the best at explaining any concerns you have. Have referred friends to him and they feel the same.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

This doctor is easy to like, he answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Koch is a great listener and a truly caring person. He spent a lot of time with me.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

I work at a local senior center and happily recommend Dr. Koch . He is very through and genuinely interested in the well-being of his patients, I know this personally and from the dozens of his patients whom I get feedback and many thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

I actually recommend Dr. Koch , Dr Archacki Bertsch and Rainy, Euclid orthopedic geriatric assessment and of course Euclid Hospital on a daily basis.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

I was in dispare before meeting this doctor...He inspired and put the Fight back into me !!!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Koch is very professional. He treated me like he really does care. He answered all my questions in detail. So glad to have a doctor like him.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr Koch is a great doctor and very personable and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Had several test before appointment Echo ekg BP Needed resultsDr Koch is an excellent cardiologist with a heart for the utmost care of his patientsAnd being a newer cardiac patient he put me at ease, gave me follow up instructions before next visit

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Best doctor I have ever encountered.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

The greatest Dr . Ever..

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Excellent physician.Takes time and is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. Felt very comfortable for my first visit.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Koch, he shows caring, explains everything thorough to me, and has very good manners. I give him five stars for a great cardiologist doctor

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

I am very satisfied with Dr. Koch and look forward to my next visit with him and his staff

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr. Koch listened to my concerns and was very thorough.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr. Koch is a very good Doctor Who cares about his patients

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