About Colleen G Koch
Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., is the 10th dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine, taking on this post in January 2021. Dr. Koch, the Folke H. Peterson Dean’s Distinguished Professor, 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 oversees the largest college within UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center and part of one of the nation’s Top 10 public research universities. The College of Medicine comprises 28 research-oriented and clinical science departments and the School of Physician Assistant Studies. In her role, Dr. Koch focuses on the professional development of nearly 1,500 clinical and research faculty as well as the continued strengthening of the educational curricula for more than 1,100 learners and the college’s patient care mission.
In addition to her role as dean, she chairs the Board of Directors for the Florida Clinical Practice Association Inc., or FCPA; chairs the Board of Directors for the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute; serves as an ex officio member of the UF Health Shands Board of Directors and is a professor in the UF Department of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Koch came to UF from Baltimore, Maryland, where she was chair of the department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine and anesthesiologist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has a distinguished record of visionary leadership, scholarly accomplishments and demonstrated excellence in academic health and clinical administration. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2014 to lead its anesthesiology department, she practiced at Cleveland Clinic for 22 years while also serving in numerous roles in research, education, administration and medical operations throughout the organization. In addition to serving as department chair at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Koch was chair of the Medical Board for Johns Hopkins Hospital and served on the Medical Executive Leadership Committee for Johns Hopkins Health System, the Board of Governors Clinical Practice Association for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Medical Staff Professionalism Group.
Dr. Koch received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed her anesthesiology training at 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.