Joyce M. Koh, M.D.

Dr. Koh was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated with high honors from Harvard College, with a Bachelor of Arts in History and East Asian Studies and received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Dr. Koh completed her residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and her gastroenterology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, both in Baltimore, MD. She is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Dr. Koh draws on a variety of life and professional experiences in her commitment to patient-centered care. She is compassionate and approachable and believes that each patient is a unique person who deserves her careful attention. She enjoys all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology and is interested in gut motility disorders, such as nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. She has a strong academic background and participated in the development of research trials and protocols during her training at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Koh appreciates the potential role of complementary and alternative therapies in select patients, having served as a summer research intern at the National Institute of Health (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). As a second-generation Korean-American, she has an interest in improving the health of the Asian American community in Montgomery County. Some of her efforts include participation in hepatitis B screening drives and educational seminars.

Her professional memberships include: American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society. Her hobbies include running outdoors and working out, listening to music, and finding good (but affordable) eats. She speaks conversational Korean.

See Dr. Koh's television interview on the importance of colon cancer and hepatitis B screening in the Asian American community