Christian A. Koch Joins Faculty at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2019) – Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Christian A. Koch, MD, PhD, FACP, who will join the Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, as director and professor. Koch comes to Fox Chase from the University of Tennessee, Memphis, where he served as clinical professor.

Koch has received several awards, including Master of the American College of Endocrinology (MACE), and was honored as a U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor from 2011 through 2016.

Koch is board certified in endocrinology and internal medicine, with a special focus in endocrine oncology. He serves on the committee for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Pituitary, Gonad, Adrenal, and Neuroendocrine Disease State Network.

Koch received his medical degree from Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Ohio State University Hospitals. He was also a fellow in endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health, with rotations at Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

He is also a member of several associations, including the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation, the American Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association.

Koch’s book, “Endocrine Hypertension,” was published in 2013. He has written numerous articles, letters, and editorials for peer-reviewed journals, as well as serving on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals. He has also authored or co-authored over 60 book chapters and presented scientific studies at conferences around the world.

Koch will begin at Fox Chase on November 4, 2019.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence six consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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