Colleen Koch, MD, MS, MBA, FACC, Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Colleen Koch is the Mark C. Rogers Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Koch received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1987, a Masters of Science in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2001 and a Masters in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in 2010. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine from the Cleveland Clinic and residency in Anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital with sub-specialization in Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic anesthesia. Following residency training, Dr. Koch completed a year-long training in cardiac echocardiography in the Department of Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Koch completed the Advanced Training Program (ATP) in Health Care Delivery Improvement from Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City in 2011. In addition, she completed the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Fellowship program from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2012.

Dr. Koch is a Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist who joined Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2014 after spending 22 years at the Cleveland Clinic where she was Professor of Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Vice Chair for Research and Education for the Department of Cardiac Anesthesia. Dr. Koch held joint appointments in the Cleveland Clinic’s Quality and Patient Safety Institute where she lead Research and Education, Cleveland Clinic Medical Operations, and an appointment in Research in the Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute. While at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Koch served on numerous institution-wide committees: Medical School Admissions Committee, resident and fellowship education and research committees, and Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine Task Force Committees. She chaired the Clinic Clinic’s End of Life Strategic Plan Committee, which developed the strategic direction for Cleveland Clinic’s patient–centered end of life care.

Dr. Koch has over 100 publications and is nationally recognized for her clinical outcomes research in cardiac surgery, transfusion, and quality of life. She is sought after as a Visiting Professor, and guest lecturer nationally and internationally. She is on the Board of Trustees for the International Anesthesia Research Society, is a Deputy Editor of CME for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and served a term on the Board of Directors for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. She held a number of national leadership roles as Program Chair and Co-Director for National Scientific meetings. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the American Heart Association and a member of the Association of Cardiac Anesthesiologists.

In addition to Dr. Koch’s role as Department Chair for Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins, she is currently the Vice President for the Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical Board, serves as a member on the Education Policy and Curriculum Committee for the Medical School, is a member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Compensation Committee, and the Agenda Committee for the Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty. She serves on the Blaustein Pain Board of Directors and was recently elected to the Clinical Practice Association Board of Governors for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Outside of the Johns Hopkins Medicine community, Dr. Koch serves on the Board of Directors for the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system. She also serves on Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Hospital and Professional Affairs Committee.