Dr. Andrew Y. Koh received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Harvard College. He was then awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and studied English Literature at Pembroke College, Oxford University. Dr. Koh obtained his MD degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed internship, residency, and chief residency at Children’s Hospital, Boston. He then completed a dual fellowship in hematology/oncology and infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. After serving as an attending physician on both the hematopoeitic stem cell transplantation service and immuncompromised infectious diseases service for five years, Dr. Koh left Harvard to become Director of Pediatric Hematopoeitic Stem Cell Transplantation at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2009.


Medical School
Harvard Medical School (1996)
Children's Hospital of Boston - Pediatric Program (1999), Pediatric Medicine
Children's Hospital of Boston - Pediatric Program (2000), Pediatric Medicine
Children's Hospital Boston - Hematology/Oncology (2004), Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Children's Hospital Boston - Infectious Disease (2004), Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Research Interest

    • Candida albicans pathogenesis
    • Gut Microbiota (bacterial-fungal interactions)
    • Host pathogen interactions
    • Intestinal graft-versus-host-disease
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenesis


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Murine models of Candida gastrointestinal colonization and dissemination.
    Koh AY Eukaryotic Cell 2013 Nov 12 11 1416-22
    Intravenous Pentamidine Is Safe and Effective as Primary Pneumocystis Pneumonia Prophylaxis in Children and Adolescents Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.
    Demasi JM, Cox JA, Leonard D, Koh AY, Aquino VM Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 2013 Mar
    Collaboration between macrophages and vaccine-induced CD4+ T cells confers protection against lethal Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia during neutropenia.
    Kamei A, Wu W, Traficante DC, Koh AY, Van Rooijen N, Pier GB, Priebe GP J. Infect. Dis. 2013 Jan 207 1 39-49
    RNA isolation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonizing the murine gastrointestinal tract.
    Lopez-Medina E, Neubauer MM, Pier GB, Koh AY J Vis Exp 2011 55
    Analysis of acquisition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa gastrointestinal mucosal colonization and horizontal transmission in a murine model.
    Kamei A, Koh AY, Gadjeva M, Priebe GP, Lory S, Pier GB J. Infect. Dis. 2010 Jan 201 1 71-80
    Utility of in vivo transcription profiling for identifying Pseudomonas aeruginosa genes needed for gastrointestinal colonization and dissemination.
    Koh AY, Mikkelsen PJ, Smith RS, Coggshall KT, Kamei A, Givskov M, Lory S, Pier GB PLoS ONE 2010 5 12 e15131


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    Honors & Awards

    • Eleanor and Miles Shore Scholar
    • Glaser Pediatric Research Network Fellowship Award
    • Rhodes Scholarship

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Society for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (2012)
    • American Society of Hematology (2010)
    • Society for Pediatric Research (2010)
    • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (2009)
    • American Society for Microbiology (2003)