4930-Koch, Michael

Michael O. Koch, MD

Chair, Department of Urology

535 Barnhill Dr
STE 150

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Koch joined the faculty and became Chairman of the Department of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1998. He had previously been a member of the faculty at Vanderbilt University for 12 years. Dr. Koch has served in many roles for urology nationally. Dr. Koch is a previous trustee and past-president of the American Board of Urology, past-Chairman of the Examination Committee for the American Board of Urology, past-President of the Society of Urology Chairpersons, past president of the Society of University Chairpersons, Chair of the Residency Review Committee for urology training programs and a member of the honorary societies of the GU Surgeons and the Clinical Society of GU Surgeons. In 2015, he was honored by the American Urologic Association with a distinguished contribution award. In 2017, he was awarded the Health Care Heroe award by the Indianapolis Business Journal for his involvement in the development of High Intensity Ultrasound for the treatment of prostate cancer.

 He has been continuously board certified since 1983 and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He served as Chairman of the Board of the specialty physician group at Indiana University School of Medicine and serves in multiple capacities for his specialty, the School of Medicine, and the IU Health healthcare system. During Dr. Koch's tenure as chairman of the Department of Urology at Indiana University, the Department has grown from 7 to 23 faculty and has risen to one of the highest ranked programs at IU School of Medicine. 

 Dr. Koch may be contacted for an appointment by either using the online request link located above and left, by phone at (317) 944-7338, by fax at (317) 948-2619, or by mail at:

Michael Koch, M.D. 
Department of Urology 
RE: Appointments 
Indiana Cancer Pavilion 
535 N Barnhill Dr, Suite 150 
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Titles & Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Urology
  • John P. Donohue Professor of Urology
  • Division Chief
  • Education
    1981 MD Dartmouth College
    1977 AB Dartmouth College
  • Research

    Dr. Koch focuses his clinical and academic interests in the areas of bladder and prostate cancer. He has studied multiple techniques to improve the outcomes in surgical management of prostate cancer including both early and late stage disease. He has published extensively in bladder cancer as well most recently examining the importance of unique variants is driving tumor biology.

  • Professional Organizations
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    American Board of Urology
  • Clinical Interests

    Dr. Koch treats urologic cancer and is experienced in complex reconstruction of the urinary tract. He has published and presented at national and regional meetings on multiple subjects related to bladder and prostate cancer and urinary reconstruction and has authored over 250 peer reviewed publications in his field. He is most well recognized for his contributions to the treatment of bladder cancer and prostate cancer. He has one of the mid-west's largest experiences with robotic surgery for prostate cancer with over 2,000 cases in his personal experience and currently is performing over 200 robotic prostatectomies per year. He is the principal investigator or participant in multiple clinical trials in his field. Dr. Koch was instrumental in pioneering high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for prostate cancer. For details see: Indiana University HIFU.

  • Awards
    Org: American Urological Association
    Desc: Distinguished Contribution Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 1905-07-09

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