Professor of Urology, Pediatrics, and OB/GYN
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Dr. Chester Koh is a pediatric urologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Urology (Pediatric) and OB/GYN at Baylor College of Medicine. He also serves as the director of the Pediatric Robotic Surgery Program at Texas Children’s Hospital, and the director of the Pediatric Urology Fellowship Program. Dr. Koh received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his urology residency at USC and his pediatric urology fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School.
His clinical area of expertise is in minimally invasive surgery in children, especially with robotic surgery and single incision laparoscopic surgery. He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Society for Pediatric Urology, as well as the newsletter editor for the AAP Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology (SOATT). He has been an NIH-funded principal investigator, where his lab investigated novel therapeutic pathways for bladder regeneration / inflammation and other non-cancer urologic conditions. In addition, he is a co-founder of the Southern California Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), a FDA-funded pediatric medical device consortium that is dedicated to improving children’s health through innovative pediatric medical devices.
In addition, he has served as a past president of the Society of Korean American Urologists, whose goal is to promote collaborations among Korean urologists in Korea, US, and worldwide, with special emphasis on advancing the careers of urology residents and junior faculty members in the areas of urology specialty training, clinical research, and basic science research. The society collaborates with the Korean Urological Association (KUA) to sponsor the Korean World Urologic Congress at the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA).