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David G Koch

InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
AddressP.O. Box MSC 702
Thurmond Gazes - 30 Courtenay Drive
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    Dr. Koch is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Medical University of South Carolina.

    Dr. David Koch is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology. He earned his B.S. degree in Zoology from Louisiana State University in 1997. He then earned his M.D. degree from LSH Health Science Center in 2001. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and GI fellowship here at MUSC in 2007. Dr. Koch is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

    Dr. Koch’s clinical interests include Hepatology- Portal Hypertension, Cardiovascular Complications of Cirrhosis, Management of Portal Hypertensive GI Bleeding, Diastolic Dysfunction in Cirrhosis, and Transplant Hepatology. Dr. Koch is currently in his 2nd year of the Masters of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program and is working toward becoming a clinical investigator in these areas of interest.

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    Liver, Transplant

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    1. Palanisamy AP, Nadig SN, Chedister GR, Dowden JE, Koch DG, Stoll WD, McGillicuddy JW, Chavin KD. Use of intra-aortic counterpulsation in cardiogenic shock post-liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2017 Jul; 31(7). PMID: 28489254.
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    2. Koch DG, Speiser JL, Durkalski V, Fontana RJ, Davern T, McGuire B, Stravitz RT, Larson AM, Liou I, Fix O, Schilsky ML, McCashland T, Hay JE, Murray N, Shaikh OS, Ganger D, Zaman A, Han SB, Chung RT, Brown RS, Munoz S, Reddy KR, Rossaro L, Satyanarayana R, Hanje AJ, Olson J, Subramanian RM, Karvellas C, Hameed B, Sherker AH, Lee WM, Reuben A. The Natural History of Severe Acute Liver Injury. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Sep; 112(9):1389-1396. PMID: 28440304.
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    3. Koch DG. Screening for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Cirrhosis: A Need to Increase Awareness. Am J Med. 2017 Sep; 130(9):1007-1008. PMID: 28392187.
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    4. Koch D. Update in the management of gastric varices. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2016 May; 32(3):166-71. PMID: 27054775.
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    5. Koch DG, Tillman H, Durkalski V, Lee WM, Reuben A. Development of a Model to Predict Transplant-free Survival of Patients With Acute Liver Failure. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Aug; 14(8):1199-1206.e2. PMID: 27085756.
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    6. Jophlin LL, Koch DG. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy following acute liver failure. Hepatology. 2015 Apr; 61(4):1430-1. PMID: 24913036.
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    7. Stewart SH, Koch DG, Willner IR, Anton RF, Reuben A. Validation of blood phosphatidylethanol as an alcohol consumption biomarker in patients with chronic liver disease. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jun; 38(6):1706-11. PMID: 24848614; PMCID: PMC4409698.
    8. Koch DG, Fallon MB. Hepatopulmonary syndrome. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2014 May; 30(3):260-4. PMID: 24686436.
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    9. Koch DG, Fallon MB. Hepatopulmonary syndrome. Clin Liver Dis. 2014 May; 18(2):407-20. PMID: 24679503.
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    10. Madan A, Barth KS, Balliet WE, Hernandez-Tejada MA, Borckardt JJ, Malcolm R, Willner I, Koch D, Reuben A. Chronic pain among liver transplant candidates. Prog Transplant. 2012 Dec; 22(4):379-84. PMID: 23187056.
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    11. Stewart SH, Koch DG, Willner IR, Randall PK, Reuben A. Hair ethyl glucuronide is highly sensitive and specific for detecting moderate-to-heavy drinking in patients with liver disease. Alcohol Alcohol. 2013 Jan-Feb; 48(1):83-7. PMID: 23015609; PMCID: PMC3523385.
    12. Orosz JA, Welsh WF, Carter JA, Fabrycky DC, Cochran WD, Endl M, Ford EB, Haghighipour N, MacQueen PJ, Mazeh T, Sanchis-Ojeda R, Short DR, Torres G, Agol E, Buchhave LA, Doyle LR, Isaacson H, Lissauer JJ, Marcy GW, Shporer A, Windmiller G, Barclay T, Boss AP, Clarke BD, Fortney J, Geary JC, Holman MJ, Huber D, Jenkins JM, Kinemuchi K, Kruse E, Ragozzine D, Sasselov D, Still M, Tenenbaum P, Uddin K, Winn JN, Koch DG, Borucki WJ. Kepler-47: a transiting circumbinary multiplanet system. Science. 2012 Sep 21; 337(6101):1511-4. PMID: 22933522.
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    13. Stewart SH, Koch DG, Burgess DM, Willner IR, Reuben A. Sensitivity and specificity of urinary ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate in liver disease patients. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Jan; 37(1):150-5. PMID: 22725265; PMCID: PMC3459172.
    14. Carter JA, Agol E, Chaplin WJ, Basu S, Bedding TR, Buchhave LA, Christensen-Dalsgaard J, Deck KM, Elsworth Y, Fabrycky DC, Ford EB, Fortney JJ, Hale SJ, Handberg R, Hekker S, Holman MJ, Huber D, Karoff C, Kawaler SD, Kjeldsen H, Lissauer JJ, Lopez ED, Lund MN, Lundkvist M, Metcalfe TS, Miglio A, Rogers LA, Stello D, Borucki WJ, Bryson S, Christiansen JL, Cochran WD, Geary JC, Gilliland RL, Haas MR, Hall J, Howard AW, Jenkins JM, Klaus T, Koch DG, Latham DW, MacQueen PJ, Sasselov D, Steffen JH, Twicken JD, Winn JN. Kepler-36: a pair of planets with neighboring orbits and dissimilar densities. Science. 2012 Aug 03; 337(6094):556-9. PMID: 22722249.
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    15. Welsh WF, Orosz JA, Carter JA, Fabrycky DC, Ford EB, Lissauer JJ, Prša A, Quinn SN, Ragozzine D, Short DR, Torres G, Winn JN, Doyle LR, Barclay T, Batalha N, Bloemen S, Brugamyer E, Buchhave LA, Caldwell C, Caldwell DA, Christiansen JL, Ciardi DR, Cochran WD, Endl M, Fortney JJ, Gautier TN, Gilliland RL, Haas MR, Hall JR, Holman MJ, Howard AW, Howell SB, Isaacson H, Jenkins JM, Klaus TC, Latham DW, Li J, Marcy GW, Mazeh T, Quintana EV, Robertson P, Shporer A, Steffen JH, Windmiller G, Koch DG, Borucki WJ. Transiting circumbinary planets Kepler-34 b and Kepler-35 b. Nature. 2012 Jan 11; 481(7382):475-9. PMID: 22237021.
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    16. Fressin F, Torres G, Rowe JF, Charbonneau D, Rogers LA, Ballard S, Batalha NM, Borucki WJ, Bryson ST, Buchhave LA, Ciardi DR, Désert JM, Dressing CD, Fabrycky DC, Ford EB, Gautier TN, Henze CE, Holman MJ, Howard A, Howell SB, Jenkins JM, Koch DG, Latham DW, Lissauer JJ, Marcy GW, Quinn SN, Ragozzine D, Sasselov DD, Seager S, Barclay T, Mullally F, Seader SE, Still M, Twicken JD, Thompson SE, Uddin K. Two Earth-sized planets orbiting Kepler-20. Nature. 2011 Dec 20; 482(7384):195-8. PMID: 22186831.
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    17. Koch DG, Bogatkevich G, Ramshesh V, Lemasters JJ, Uflacker R, Reuben A. Elevated levels of endothelin-1 in hepatic venous blood are associated with intrapulmonary vasodilatation in humans. Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Feb; 57(2):516-23. PMID: 21964742; PMCID: PMC4547862.
    18. Lissauer JJ, Fabrycky DC, Ford EB, Borucki WJ, Fressin F, Marcy GW, Orosz JA, Rowe JF, Torres G, Welsh WF, Batalha NM, Bryson ST, Buchhave LA, Caldwell DA, Carter JA, Charbonneau D, Christiansen JL, Cochran WD, Desert JM, Dunham EW, Fanelli MN, Fortney JJ, Gautier TN, Geary JC, Gilliland RL, Haas MR, Hall JR, Holman MJ, Koch DG, Latham DW, Lopez E, McCauliff S, Miller N, Morehead RC, Quintana EV, Ragozzine D, Sasselov D, Short DR, Steffen JH. A closely packed system of low-mass, low-density planets transiting Kepler-11. Nature. 2011 Feb 03; 470(7332):53-8. PMID: 21293371.
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    19. Carter JA, Fabrycky DC, Ragozzine D, Holman MJ, Quinn SN, Latham DW, Buchhave LA, Van Cleve J, Cochran WD, Cote MT, Endl M, Ford EB, Haas MR, Jenkins JM, Koch DG, Li J, Lissauer JJ, MacQueen PJ, Middour CK, Orosz JA, Rowe JF, Steffen JH, Welsh WF. KOI-126: a triply eclipsing hierarchical triple with two low-mass stars. Science. 2011 Feb 04; 331(6017):562-5. PMID: 21224439.
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    20. Reuben A, Koch DG, Lee WM. Drug-induced acute liver failure: results of a U.S. multicenter, prospective study. Hepatology. 2010 Dec; 52(6):2065-76. PMID: 20949552; PMCID: PMC3992250.
    21. Holman MJ, Fabrycky DC, Ragozzine D, Ford EB, Steffen JH, Welsh WF, Lissauer JJ, Latham DW, Marcy GW, Walkowicz LM, Batalha NM, Jenkins JM, Rowe JF, Cochran WD, Fressin F, Torres G, Buchhave LA, Sasselov DD, Borucki WJ, Koch DG, Basri G, Brown TM, Caldwell DA, Charbonneau D, Dunham EW, Gautier TN, Geary JC, Gilliland RL, Haas MR, Howell SB, Ciardi DR, Endl M, Fischer D, Fürész G, Hartman JD, Isaacson H, Johnson JA, MacQueen PJ, Moorhead AV, Morehead RC, Orosz JA. Kepler-9: a system of multiple planets transiting a Sun-like star, confirmed by timing variations. Science. 2010 Oct 01; 330(6000):51-4. PMID: 20798283.
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    22. Stewart SH, Reuben A, Brzezinski WA, Koch DG, Basile J, Randall PK, Miller PM. Preliminary evaluation of phosphatidylethanol and alcohol consumption in patients with liver disease and hypertension. Alcohol Alcohol. 2009 Sep-Oct; 44(5):464-7. PMID: 19535495; PMCID: PMC2765354.
    23. Koch DG, Caplan M, Reuben A. Pulmonary hypertension after liver transplantation: case presentation and review of the literature. Liver Transpl. 2009 Apr; 15(4):407-12. PMID: 19326402.
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    24. Koch DG, Christiansen L, Lazarchick J, Stuart R, Willner IR, Reuben A. Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder--the great mimic in liver transplantation: appraisal of the clinicopathologic spectrum and the role of Epstein-Barr virus. Liver Transpl. 2007 Jun; 13(6):904-12. PMID: 17539010.
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    25. Koch DG, Arguedas MR, Fallon MB. Risk of aspiration pneumonia in suspected variceal hemorrhage: the value of prophylactic endotracheal intubation prior to endoscopy. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Sep; 52(9):2225-8. PMID: 17385037.
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