UF College of Medicine Names Anesthesiologist as New Dean

Colleen KochColleen G. Koch, MD, MS, MBA, has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine, becoming the 10th dean and the first woman to hold the appointment in the college’s 64-year history.

Dr. Koch, who currently serves as a Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, will begin her new role Jan. 10.

“Dr. Koch brings with her a distinguished record of visionary leadership, scholarly accomplishments and demonstrated excellence in academic health and clinical administration,” said David R. Nelson, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Affairs at UF and President of UF Health. “We are at a pivotal moment in the history of UF Health, and the College of Medicine and its faculty, staff and students are an integral part of shaping our path forward as they continue to translate scientific discoveries into the clinical advances that will help our patients achieve the best possible outcomes. I look forward to what we will accomplish together on behalf of the university, the state of Florida, and beyond.”

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2014 to lead its anesthesiology department, Dr. Koch practiced at the Cleveland Clinic for 22 years while also serving in numerous roles in research, education, administration and medical operations throughout the organization. She is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist who has authored more than 100 publications and is nationally known for her clinical outcomes research in cardiac surgery, transfusions and quality of life.

Dr. Koch received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and her training in anesthesiology from Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She earned a master’s degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan and a master’s in business administration from Case Western Reserve University.

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