Paul Koch, MD
Dr. Koch is co-founder and Medical Director of Koch Eye Associates. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist, specializing in cataract, lens implantation, and refractive surgery.
In 1996, Dr. Koch was named one of America's Top 100 Ophthalmologists in North America by Ophthalmology Times. He has been cited in each issue of Doctors in America. He has won many awards including the Mericos H. Whittier Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Honor Award, David Kelman Foundation's Golden Hands Award, the Irish-American Ophthalmology Top-Gun Phaco Award, the Hoffer Award (twice), and the International Film Festival of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Award (four times).
Dr. Koch has written seven textbooks on eye surgery, six of them about cataract surgery that are standard reading material for residency programs in the U.S. and abroad. He has written many journal articles, book chapters, and specialty editorials. He has helped promote many advances in cataract surgery, including techniques that permit surgery to be performed comfortably without anesthetic injections and with vision recovery beginning only a short time after the operation is completed. Dr. Koch is Chief Medical Editor of Ophthalmology Management magazine, a monthly publication for the ophthalmic community.
Dr. Koch graduated with honors from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his internship at Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Medicine. Dr. Koch completed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.
Professional Affiliations: Include - the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Honor Award recipient); American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Past member of Scientific Advisory Board); Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (Board of Directors); International Lens Implant Society (by invitation); New York Intraocular Lens Society (by invitation); Rhode Island Medical Society; Landmark Medical Center Medical Staff; Kent County Medical Society; Kent County Memorial Hospital Medical Staff.