Andrew Koh, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Pediatrics, Microbiology, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Graduate Programs: Molecular Microbiology

Biography

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.

Education

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

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Stem Cell Transplantation

Research Interests

  • Candida albicans pathogenesis
  • Host pathogen interactions
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenesis

Publications

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Featured Publications

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 December 2010 5(12) e15131

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 (* Both authors contributed equally to this work) Journal of Infectious Diseases January 2010 201 (1) 71-80

Inescapable need for Neutrophils as Mediators of Cellular Innate Immunity to Acute Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pneumonia

Koh AY, Priebe GP, Ray C, Van Rooijen N, Pier GB Infection and Immunity December 2009 77(12) 5300-5310

Mucosal damage and neutropenia are required for Candida albicans dissemination

Koh AY, Kohler JR, Coggshall KT, Van Rooijen N, Pier GB PLoS Pathogens Spring 2008 4(2) e35

A murine model of gastrointestinal colonization and dissemination during neutropenia for studying virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Koh AY, Priebe GP, Pier GB Infection and Immunity 2005 73(4) 2262-2272

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Honors/Awards

  • Eleanor and Miles Shore Scholar
    (2006)
  • Glaser Pediatric Research Network Fellowship Award
    (2000)
  • Rhodes Scholarship
    (1988)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Society of Hematology