​Dr. Richard "Adam" Koch​

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Undergrad: University of Wisconsin-Madison (Biochemistry) 
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
​Internship: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (Transitional)
Residency: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (Emergency Medicine)
Fellowship: Medical Toxicology​

 Dr. Adam Koch grew up in eastern North Carolina and Okinawa, Japan as the son of Marine Corp​s officer. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry from University of Wisconsin – Madison. He then went on to Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he graduated with a Doctor of Medicine. 

After medical school, Dr. Koch went on to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and completed a Transitional Internship. After internship, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune with the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines and deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed, Dr. Koch attained the warfare designator of Fleet Marine Force Officer. He then returned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and completed his three year residency in Emergency Medicine. 

​Dr. Koch was then assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) as the Shock Trauma Platoon (STP) Officer in Charge (OIC). He completed a deployment with the 11th MEU visiting multiple countries including Cambodia, Bahrain, Jordan, Thailand, Philippines and others. Dr. Koch was then assigned to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP) where he served in multiple capacities including most recently as the Department Head of the Emergency Department. During his time at NHCP, Dr. Koch deployed with Special MAGTF – Crisis Response – Central Command 15.1 and was part of some of the earliest troops on ground in the fight against ISIS. Currently Dr. Koch is completing training in Toxicology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). 

Dr. Koch is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Association of Emergency Medicine, and Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. Dr. Koch enjoys Crossfit, reading and spending time with his wife and two children.
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