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

    Antibiotic-Induced Depletion of Anti-Inflammatory Clostridia is Associated with the Development of GVHD in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Patients.
    Simms-Waldrip TR, Sunkersett G, Coughlin LA, Savani MR, Arana C, Kim J, Kim M, Zhan X, Greenberg DE, Xie Y, Davies SM, Koh AY Biol. Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Feb
    FMAP: Functional Mapping and Analysis Pipeline for metagenomics and metatranscriptomics studies.
    Kim J, Kim MS, Koh AY, Xie Y, Zhan X BMC Bioinformatics 2016 Oct 17 1 420
    Severe Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis Is Associated With Poor Growth in Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome.
    Piper HG, Fan D, Coughlin LA, Ho EX, McDaniel MM, Channabasappa N, Kim J, Kim M, Zhan X, Xie Y, Koh AY JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2016 Jul
    Identifying host immune effectors critical for protection against Candida albicans infections.
    Koh AY Virulence 2016 Jun 0
    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


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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)