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Kenneth L. Koch, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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Kenneth L. Koch, M.D.

Section Chief,
Professor,


Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology, Motility Disorders, Esophageal Disorders, Unexplained Nausea, Gastric Dysrhythmias, Vomiting Syndromes, Dyspepsia, Gastroparesis

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Education & Training

  • B.S., University of Iowa, 1970
  • M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1975
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Penn State U Affil Hosps, 1978
  • Fellowship, University of Florida, 1980

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

NPI Number

  • 1588649925
Kenneth L. Koch, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

171 Ratings
30 Comments
 

Kenneth L. Koch, M.D.

Section Chief, Gastroenterology
Professor, Gastroenterology
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

Nausea; Gastroparesis; Dyspepsia; Vomiting; Gastric Emptying
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Recent Publications

Effect of endoscopic pyloric therapies for patients with nausea and vomiting and functional obstructive gastroparesis. Wellington J, Scott B, Kundu S, Stuart P, Koch KL.. Auton Neurosci. 2017;202():56-61.

Methodologic considerations for studies of chronic nausea and vomiting in adults and children. Hasler WL, Li BU, Koch KL, Parkman HP, Kovacic K, McCallum RW.. Auton Neurosci. 2017;202():28-39.

Early satiety and postprandial fullness in gastroparesis correlate with gastroparesis severity, gastric emptying, and water load testing. Parkman HP, Hallinan EK, Hasler WL, Farrugia G, Koch KL, Nguyen L, Snape WJ, Abell TL, McCallum RW, Sarosiek I, Pasricha PJ, Clarke J, Miriel L, Tonascia J, Hamilton F.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2017;29(4):e12981.

Diabetic and idiopathic gastroparesis is associated with loss of CD206-positive macrophages in the gastric antrum. Grover M, Bernard CE, Pasricha PJ, Parkman HP, Gibbons SJ, Tonascia J, Koch KL, McCallum RW, Sarosiek I, Hasler WL, Nguyen LA, Abell TL, Snape WJ, Kendrick ML, Kellogg TA, McKenzie TJ, Hamilton FA, Farrugia G.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2017;29(6):e13018.

Transplantation of a human tissue-engineered bowel in an athymic rat model. Zakhem E, Tamburrini R, Orlando G, Koch KL, Bitar KN.. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2017;():.

Relating gastric scintigraphy and symptoms to motility capsule transit and pressure findings in suspected gastroparesis. Hasler WL, May KP, Wilson LA, Van Natta M, Parkman HP, Pasricha PJ, Koch KL, Abell TL, McCallum RW, Nguyen LA, Snape WJ, Sarosiek I, Clarke JO, Farrugia G, Calles-Escandon J, Grover M, Tonascia J, Lee LA, Miriel L, Hamilton FA.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2017;():.

Intragastric meal distribution during gastric emptying scintigraphy for assessment of fundic accommodation: correlation with symptoms of gastroparesis. Orthey P, Yu D, Van Natta ML, Ramsey FV, Diaz JR, Bennett PA, Iagaru AH, Fragomeni RS, McCallum RW, Sarosiek I, Hasler WL, Farrugia G, Grover M, Koch KL, Nguyen L, Snape WJ, Abell TL, Pasricha PJ, Tonascia J, Hamilton F, Parkman HP, Maurer AH.. J Nucl Med. 2017;():.

Successful transplantation of a human tissue engineered bowel (HTEB) in an athymic rat model [abstract]. Tamburrini R, Zakhem E, Orlando G, Koch KL, Bitar KN.. Transpl Int. 2017;30(Suppl 2):89.

miR-122 inhibition in a human liver spheroid model leads to liver inflammation, necrosis, steatofibrosis and dysregulated insulin signaling [abstract]. Sendi H, Wan MM, Koch K, Atala A, Bonkovsky HL, Bishop CE.. Hepatology. 2017;66(Suppl 1):1044A.

Baseline features and differences in 48 week clinical outcomes in patients with gastroparesis and type 1 vs type 2 diabetes. Koch KL, Hasler WL, Yates KP, Parkman HP, Pasricha PJ, Calles-Escandon J, Snape WJ, Abell TL, McCallum RW, Nguyen LA, Sarosiek I, Farrugia G, Tonascia J, Lee L, Miriel L, Hamilton F.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016;28(7):1001-1015.

Nausea and vomiting in gastroparesis: similarities and differences in idiopathic and diabetic gastroparesis. Parkman HP, Hallinan EK, Hasler WL, Farrugia G, Koch KL, Calles J, Snape WJ, Abell TL, Sarosiek I, McCallum RW, Nguyen L, Pasricha PJ, Clarke J, Miriel L, Lee L, Tonascia J, Hamilton F.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016;28(12):1902-1914.

Decompensated achalasia: clinical characteristics of patients hospitalized with achalasia [abstract]. Caruana PR, Fina MF, Koch KL.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016;28(Suppl 1):66.

The topography of nausea: location of chronic unexplained nausea may predict underlying mechanisms [abstract]. Cengia BT, Stuart P, Koch KL.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016;28(Suppl 1):81.

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma invading the duodenum and presenting as idiopathic gastroparesis with nausea and vomiting. Cengia BT, Stuart PS, Koch KL.. ACG Case Rep J. 2016;3(4):e109.

Aprepitant for symptoms of gastroparesis and related disorders: the APRON randomized clinical trial [abstract]. Pasricha PJ, Yates K, Sarosiek I, McCallum R, Clarke J, Nguyen L, Dhalla S, Stein E, Koch K, Abell T, Hasler W, Snape W, Lee L, Grover M, Miriel L, Van Natta M, Farrugia G, Tonascia J, Hamilton F, Parkman H.. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016;111(Suppl 1):S480-S481.

Diabetic gastroparesis. Koch KL, Calles-Escandon J.. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2015;44(1):39-57.

In situ implantation of autologous biosphincter re-instates continence in a large animal model of passive fecal incontinence [abstract]. Bitar KN, Bohl J, Fortunato JE, Somara S, Raghavan S, Zakhem E, Rego SL, Koch KL.. Gastroenterology. 2015;148(4 Suppl 1):S-117.

Amitriptyline for functional dyspepsia: importance of symptom profile and making a case for gastric emptying testing [editorial]. Hasler WL, Koch KL.. Gastroenterology. 2015;149(2):270-272.

Lipase supplementation before a high-fat meal reduces perceptions of fullness in healthy subjects. Levine ME, Koch SY, Koch KL.. Gut Liver. 2015;9(4):464-469.

Outcomes and factors associated with reduced symptoms in patients with gastroparesis. Pasricha PJ, Yates KP, Nguyen L, Clarke J, Abell TL, Farrugia G, Hasler WL, Koch KL, Snape WJ, McCallum RW, Sarosiek I, Tonascia J, Miriel LA, Lee L, Hamilton F, Parkman HP.. Gastroenterology. 2015;149(7):.

Aerosolization of a human norovirus surrogate, bacteriophage MS2, during simulated vomiting. Tung-Thompson G, Libera DA, Koch KL, de Los Reyes FL III, Jaykus LA.. PLoS One. 2015;10(8):e0134277.

Gastric dysrhythmias: a potential objective measure of nausea. Koch KL.. Exp Brain Res. 2014;232(8):2553-2561.

Enhanced perceptions of control and predictability reduce motion-induced nausea and gastric dysrhythmia. Levine ME, Stern RM, Koch KL.. Exp Brain Res. 2014;232(8):2675-2684.

Association of low numbers of CD206-positive cells with loss of ICC in the gastric body of patients with diabetic gastroparesis. Bernard CE, Gibbons SJ, Mann IS, Froschauer L, Parkman HP, Harbison S, Abell TL, Snape WJ, Hasler WL, McCallum RW, Sarosiek I, Nguyen LA, Koch KL, Tonascia J, Hamilton FA, Kendrick ML, Shen KR, Pasricha PJ, Farrugia G.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2014;26(9):1275-1284.

Cell and organ bioengineering technology as applied to gastrointestinal diseases. Orlando G, Bendala JD, Shupe T, Bergman C, Bitar KN, Booth C, Carbone M, Koch KL, Lerut JP, Neuberger JM, Petersen B, Ricordi C, Atala A, Stratta RJ, Soker S.. Gut. 2013;62(5):774-786.

Cholecystectomy and clinical presentations of gastroparesis. Parkman HP, Yates K, Hasler WL, Nguyen L, Pasricha PJ, Snape WJ, Farrugia G, Koch KL, Calles J, Abell TL, Sarosiek I, McCallum RW, Lee L, Unalp-Arida A, Tonascia J, Hamilton F.. Dig Dis Sci. 2013;58(4):1062-1073.

Factors related to abdominal pain in gastroparesis: contrast to patients with predominant nausea and vomiting. Hasler WL, Wilson LA, Parkman HP, Koch KL, Abell TL, Nguyen L, Pasricha PJ, Snape WJ, McCallum RW, Sarosiek I, Farrugia G, Calles J, Lee L, Tonascia J, Unalp-Arida A, Hamilton F.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2013;25(5):427-e301.

Association of SNPs in the UGT1A gene cluster with total bilirubin and mortality in the Diabetes Heart Study. Cox AJ, Ng MC, Xu J, Langefeld CD, Koch KL, Dawson PA, Carr JJ, Freedman BI, Hsu FC, Bowden DW.. Atherosclerosis. 2013;229(1):155-160.

Effect of nortriptyline on symptoms of idiopathic gastroparesis: the NORIG randomized clinical trial. Parkman HP, Van Natta ML, Abell TL, McCallum RW, Sarosiek I, Nguyen L, Snape WJ, Koch KL, Hasler WL, Farrugia G, Lee L, Unalp-Arida A, Tonascia J, Hamilton F, Pasricha PJ.. JAMA. 2013;310(24):2640-2649.

Electrogastrography for evaluation of patients with suspected gastroparesis. Koch KL. In: Parkman HP, McCallum RW, eds. Gastroparesis: pathophysiology, presentation and treatment. Totowa (NJ): Humana Press;2012: 153-161.

Bitter taster status predicts susceptibility to vection-induced motion sickness and nausea. Benson PW, Hooker JB, Koch KL, Weinberg RB.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2012;24(2):134-40,e86.

Clinical-histological associations in gastroparesis: results from the Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium. Grover M, Bernard CE, Pasricha PJ, Lurken MS, Faussone-Pellegrini MS, Smyrk TC, Parkman HP, Abell TL, Snape WJ, Hasler WL, McCallum RW, Nguyen L, Koch KL, Calles J, Lee L, Tonascia J, Unalp-Arida A, Hamilton FA, Farrugia G.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2012;24(6):531-e249.

Regenerative medicine as applied to general surgery. Orlando G, Wood KJ, De Coppi P, Baptista PM, Binder KW, Bitar KN, Breuer C, Burnett L, Christ G, Farney A, Figliuzzi M, Holmes JH IV, Koch K, Macchiarini P, Mirmalek Sani S-H, Opara E, Remuzzi A, Rogers J, Saul JM, Seliktar D,.. Ann Surg. 2012;255(5):867-880.

Diabetic gastroparesis: myth or reality? [reply to letter]. Parkman HP, Hasler WL, Nguyen L, Pasricha PJ, Snape WJ, Farrugia G, Koch KL, Calles J, Abell TL, McCallum RW, Yates K, Lee L, Unaip-Arida A, Tonascia J, Hamilton F.. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012;10(6):686-687.

Ultrastructural differences between diabetic and idiopathic gastroparesis. Faussone-Pellegrini MS, Grover M, Pasricha PJ, Bernard CE, Lurken MS, Smyrk TC, Parkman HP, Abell TL, Snape WJ, Hasler WL, Unalp-Arida A, Nguyen L, Koch KL, Calles J, Lee L, Tonascia J, Hamilton FA, Farrugia G.. J Cell Mol Med. 2012;16(7):1573-1581.

Hyperemesis gravidarum and maternal liver disease. Outlaw WM, Ibdah JA, Koch KL. In: Ibdah JA, ed. Maternal liver disease. Austin (TX): Landes Bioscience;2012: .

Correlates of temporal variability of symptoms in gastroparesis [abstract]. Hasler W, May P, Pasricha P, Parkman H, Abell T, Koch K, McCallum R, Sarosiek I, Nguyen L, Snape W, Calles J, Farrugia G, Tonascia J, Lee L, Unalp-Arida A, Hamilton F.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2012;24(Suppl 2):18-19.

Reconfiguring the Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index (GCSI) [abstract]. Parkman H, Wilson L, Pasricha P, Koch K, Shape W, Abell T, Hasler W, Lee L, Nguyen L, McCallum R, Sarosiek I, Farrugia G, Unalp-Arida A, Tonascia J, Hamilton F.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2012;24(Suppl 2):19.

Tissue engineering for neuromuscular disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Koch KL, Bitar KN, Fortunato JE.. World J Gastroenterol. 2012;18(47):6918-6925.

Clinical features of idiopathic gastroparesis vary with sex, body mass, symptom onset, delay in gastric emptying, and gastroparesis severity. Parkman HP, Yates K, Hasler WL, Nguyen L, Pasricha PJ, Snape WJ, Farrugia G, Koch KL, Abell TL, McCallum RW, et al.. Gastroenterology. 2011;140(1):101-115.

Bitter taste induces nausea [letter]. des Gachons CP, Beauchamp GK, Stern RM, Koch KL, Breslin PAS.. Curr Biol. 2011;21(7):R247-R248.

. Stern RM, Koch KL, Andrews PLR. In: Nausea: mechanisms and management. New York: Oxford University Press;2011: .

Cellular changes in diabetic and idiopathic gastroparesis. Grover M, Farrugia G, Lurken MS, Bernard CE, Faussone-Pellegrini MS, Smyrk TC, Parkman HP, Abell TL, Koch KL, Calles J, et al.. Gastroenterology. 2011;140(5):1575-1585.

Unfulfilled wishes by gastric electrical stimulation [reply to letter]. Koch KL.. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011;9(5):449.

Idiopathic gastroparesis or functional dyspepsia with delayed gastric emptying: where is the difference? [reply to letter]. Parkman HP, Hasler WL, Nguyen L, Pasricha PJ, Snape WJ, Farrugia G, Koch KL, Abell TL, McCallum RW, Yates K, et al.. Gastroenterology. 2011;140(7):2146-2148.

Characteristics of patients with chronic unexplained nausea and vomiting and normal gastric emptying. Pasricha PJ, Colvin R, Yates K, Hasler WL, Abell TL, Unalp-Arida A, Nguyen L, Farrugia G, Koch KL, Parkman HP, et al.. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011;9(7):567-576.

Bloating in gastroparesis: severity, impact, and associated factors. Hasler WL, Wilson LA, Parkman HP, Nguyen L, Abell TL, Koch KL, Pasricha PJ, Snape WJ, Farrugia G, Lee L, et al.. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011;106(8):1492-1502.

The electrifying stomach. Koch KL.. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2011;23(9):815-818.

Dietary intake and nutritional deficiencies in patients with diabetic or idiopathic gastroparesis. Parkman HP, Yates KP, Hasler WL, Nguyan L, Pasricha PJ, Snape WJ, Farrugia G, Calles J, Koch KL, Abell TL, et al.. Gastroenterology. 2011;141(2):486-498.

Fludrocortisone improves nausea in children with orthostatic intolerance (OI). Fortunato JE, Shaltout HA, Larkin MM, Rowe PC, Diz DI, Koch KL.. Clin Auton Res. 2011;21(6):419-423.

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Professor, Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology, Motility Disorders, Esophageal Disorders, Unexplained Nausea, Gastric Dysrhythmias, Vomiting Syndromes, Dyspepsia, Gastroparesis
Kenneth L. Koch, M.D.

Kenneth L. Koch, M.D.

Section Chief, Gastroenterology
Professor, Gastroenterology
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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Doctor Rating

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Kenneth L. Koch, M.D.171 Ratings
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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.7
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.5
Wait time at clinic
2.9



Patient Comments

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9/12/2017

*Dr. Koch is great, he is truly on the cutting edge.

9/4/2017

I love dr. Koch and we recommend him to anyone I would not see another gastroenterologist

9/1/2017

I feel that he tries to make my health and quality of life more tolerable.

8/28/2017

Very good at what he does.

8/24/2017

*Dr. Koch's skills are the most relevant in the treatment of my disease. Wished I had found him sooner!

8/22/2017

Great experience. #10. (Redundant questions.)

7/24/2017

*Dr. Koch is wonderful - He literally saved my life.

6/28/2017

Dr. Koch is the most competent and likable physician I have ever seen.

6/4/2017

Dr. Koch is an exceptional physician.

5/24/2017

*Dr. Koch is excellent. I am an ICU RN and he is by far the best physician & most knowledgeable about my disease. He's my HERO! He's going to need to start training his predecessor. He is phenomenal. Saved my life.

5/18/2017

outstanding as well as Paula Stuart his P A

5/8/2017

Dr. Koch is most professional, knowledgeable, cares, and I felt he was interested in my health issue.

5/8/2017

The care provider talked a little too fast. I didn't get an option on my treatment, he just ordered testing, left the room & let his assistant do all the talking and explaining.

4/11/2017

I have had a complex digestive disease for many years. While there is no cure for this illness, my quality of life has been good because of my Wake Forest primary care physician and Dr. Koch. Very grateful for his knowledge.

3/27/2017

I feel like he really cares about figuring out what is wrong with me instead of trying to just throw medicine at me after a few normal tests like my last specialist did. You have no idea how happy I was too find a doctor that wasn't just going to give up on me like my last one.

3/4/2017

Highly recommend to family and friends.

3/2/2017

My care provider is the best, always lessen and ask ?'s.

3/1/2017

Dr. Koch is very knowledgeable about my condition. So much so, that I travel 4 hours to see him. I just wished the time I spend with him had been longer. An 8 minute consultation does not give much time for addressing concerns or ask questions.

2/27/2017

Just completely impressed. I'm not easy to impress. Have had so many negative experiences with health care providers in general over the last several years. I'm excited and hopeful for the first time in a long time.

2/25/2017

Best

2/22/2017

FINALLY A DOCTOR WHO ACTUALLY LISTENS AND CARES. I HAVE ALREDY RECOMMENDED HIM TO OTHERS.

2/20/2017

Dr. Koch is friendly and honest, takes time to answer questions.

2/20/2017

#1. *Dr. Koch

2/19/2017

Dr. Koch is My medical hero!

2/16/2017

*Dr. Koch "went above and beyond" the expected care by ordering medication I needed.

2/15/2017

dr. Kock and his staff are absolutely amazing

2/14/2017

Dr. Kock is a shinning example of an exceptional doctor (through the entire process).

1/11/2017

I would have liked to spend more time with *Dr. Koch but realize he was running behind on his schedule.

1/6/2017

Excellent experience - very helpful.

12/13/2016

I have had a very positive experience with Dr. Koch the last few visits, but this time he was rushed, and seemed completely unattentive to what I had to say and my concerns. He also forgot to look at my charts, and I had to remind him of conditions for which he was treating me, even when I reminded him and asked him. He was two hours late, and it seemed that he just wanted to catch up and get through everything as quickly as possible, with no concern for my time and needs.

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