Professional Statement

R. James Koch, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and an otolaryngology-head and neck surgeon with over 20 years’ experience. He was born in Western New York, and attended Colby College. From there, he obtained an MS and MD (graduating with Cum Laude honors) at State University of New York (SUNY) where he also performed his residency training.Dr. Koch completed his specialty training with a fellowship in advanced facial plastic & reconstructive surgery at Stanford University, where his achievements earned him an appointment to the full-time faculty. At Stanford University School of Medicine, he held the positions of Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Co-Director of the Fellowship for Advanced Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Director of the Wound Healing Laboratory. Dr. Koch’s expert knowledge of wound healing serves his patients well in individualized procedure selection and through the recovery process. While at Stanford, he also mentored undergraduates, medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Koch was voted Teacher of the Year, given the Resident Advocate Award by Stanford residents, and was the recipient of several grants and other awards.






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Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University School of Medicine

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Residency


    State University of New York at Buffalo - School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

    Trained from 01/01/1989 to 01/01/1994

  • Undergraduate School

    Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


  • Graduate School

    Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy Of Facial Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery

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