Received: 1 October 2018
Accepted: 3 October 2018
First Online: 27 November 2018
: Prof. Koch is affiliated with the Carl von Ossietzky University as well as the Technical University of Dresden, MK III (Chair, Prof. Stefan Bornstein), Germany. He also is adjunct professor at the University of Louisville, KY, USA, and works at Medicover GmbH Germany. Before June 2017, Koch had served as a professor of medicine (with tenure) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, USA, and staff physician at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center. He is a “<i>summa cum laude</i>” graduate of the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany and trained in neurosurgery, neurology, and internal medicine in Germany. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, USA, under the chairmanship of Prof. EL Mazzaferri, and clinical and research training in endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA, under the guidance of Prof. George P. Chrousos and many collaborating colleagues. Prof. Koch’s research focus has been the pathogenesis of endocrine tumors and endocrine hypertension. He remains interested in translational and multidisciplinary research with questions arising from patient encounters, trying to explain clinical observations by looking at bench results to further improve patient care. In May 2017, the American College of Endocrinology awarded Prof. Koch the prestigious title of Master of the American College of Endocrinology (MACE) (ExternalRef removed).
: Prof. Koch declares no direct conflict with this article. He has served on the Advisory Board of Novartis on the topic acromegaly and has participated in educational conferences on the topics neuroendocrine tumours and acromegaly sponsored by Novartis and Ipsen.
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