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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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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.
October 2016
I felt that he though I wasn´t too smart and that I was talked down to. I will tell you it was not Dr. F_____.
September 2016
Doctor Koch helped me a lot. He gave me answers to my questions - He is very great doctor.
August 2016
He took time to listen & explain what I needed to do & why I was having pain.
July 2016
Excellent! Dr. Koch has outstanding judgment. He kept me moving along as conditions warranted. I would highly recommend him and his team to anyone. And if there´s any doubt as to whether he´s "heard it all before," I can assure anyone he has now! Ability to keep a straight face? Well-trained!
June 2016
Took time to explain things and answered every one of my questions. Doctor even personally left me a voice mail of my test results.
June 2016
I had concerns about a test that was recommended by my primary care provider. Dr. Koch was very clear in answering those concerns. I now feel confident about having the test done.
May 2016
Dr. Koch was very personable and made sure all my questions were answered.
May 2016
He made time for me when I was having an episode.