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Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

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photo Carl D. Koch, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine


Phone: 412-648-7784

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-7784
Fax: 412-624-8373
Administrative Assistant:
Cindy Vinkovich
Phone: 412-648-7784
Fax: 412-624-8373
Education and Training
BA, Carleton College, 2002
MD, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University, 2009
Residency, Internal Medicine, The University of Michigan, 2012
Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2015
Research Interest
Since beginning his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Koch has continued to foster his research into the role of nitric oxide and its metabolites in pulmonary and vascular physiology. He has further developed interest in the role of the microbiome in nitric oxide metabolism as it pertains to the development of pulmonary hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Janocha, AJ, Koch, CD, Tiso, M, Ponchia, A, Doctor, A, Gibbons, L, Gaston, B, Beall, CM, Erzurum, SC. Nitric Oxide During Altitude Acclimatization. New England Journal of Medicine. 2011; 365: 1942-1944.
Lott, DG, Manz, R, Koch, C, Lorenz, RR. Aggressive Behavior of Non-Melanotic Skin Cancers in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2010; Sep 27;90(6): 683-7.
Notable Achievements
National Merit Award Scholarship Carleton College, 2002
Scott R. Duvin Medical Scholarship Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, 2009
Peer-Selected Graduation Presenter Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
Making a Difference Award University of Michigan Health System Employee Recognition Program Patient/Family nominated award, 2011