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.
- 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
- Candida albicans pathogenesis
- Gut Microbiota (bacterial-fungal interactions)
- Host pathogen interactions
- Intestinal graft-versus-host-disease
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenesis
- Candida albicans Inhibits Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence through Suppression of Pyochelin and Pyoverdine Biosynthesis.
- Lopez-Medina E, Fan D, Coughlin LA, Ho EX, Lamont IL, Reimmann C, Hooper LV, Koh AY PLoS Pathog. 2015 Aug 11 8 e1005129
- Activation of HIF-1a and LL-37 by commensal bacteria inhibits Candida albicans colonization.
- Fan D, Coughlin LA, Neubauer MM, Kim J, Kim MS, Zhan X, Simms-Waldrip TR, Xie Y, Hooper LV, Koh AY Nat. Med. 2015 Jun
- 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
Honors & Awards
- Eleanor and Miles Shore Scholar
- Glaser Pediatric Research Network Fellowship Award
- Rhodes Scholarship
- American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
- American Society for Microbiology
- American Society of Hematology