Colleen G. Koch Named First Woman Dean Of UF College Of Medicine


Colleen G. Koch has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is the 10th dean and the first woman to hold this position in the college’s 64-year history.

Koch, currently 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.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2014, Koch practiced at the Cleveland Clinic for 22 years and served in research, education, administration and medical operations throughout the organization. She has authored more than 100 publications and is nationally known for her clinical outcomes research in cardiac surgery, transfusions and quality of life.

“After a thorough national search that attracted a great number of superb candidates, Dr. Koch was recognized as the ideal choice to lead the College of Medicine through continued growth in national recognition and impact in all three of its mission areas of research, education and patient care,” UF President Kent Fuchs said.

More about Koch can be read on the UF Health website.

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