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Special Interests

Dr. Koch’s special interests include endoscopic ultrasound, gastrointestinal malignancies, esophageal disorders and clinical research.

Curriculum Vitae
Johannes Koch, MD

Personal Information
When not at Virginia Mason, Dr. Koch can often be found on the pitch coaching soccer. He shares his love of travel, sports and the outdoors with his wife and three children.
Clinical Experience
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Specialties
Gastroenterology
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Tulane University, New Orleans, 1987
Residency
Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1990
Fellowships
Gastroenterology, University of California, San Francisco, 1992 Visiting Fellow, Ultrasound, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Therapeutic Endoscopy, University of Hamburg, Germany, 1992
Professional Activities and Awards
Dr. Koch received a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University in New York.
Patient Ratings and Comments
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May 2018
Outstanding! Wish I had seen *Dr. Koch more than year ago. Like night & day compared to my long-term gastroenterologist. #5. Procedure.
December 2017
Dr. Koch was excellent! He explained everything and was very patient with all my questions and concerns.
October 2017
I was very happy with the time Dr. Koch took to explain everything to me. I learned a LOT that day.
August 2017
He used a visual, did (drawing) when explaining my issue.
August 2017
Dr. Koch gave great explanations gave me opportunity to decide if I wanted further treatment if certain symptoms did not go away.
June 2017
Really understanding and supportive of my concerns. Very caring nature.
April 2017
Liked Dr. Koch, professional, very knowledgeable yet friendly.
February 2017
I was referred by a family member and will do the same.