U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Christopher Koh

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-443-9402
Email: kohchris@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Gastroenterology FellowshipUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine, NIDDK, NIH2010-2013 
  • Hepatology FellowshipNIDDK, NIH2007-2010
  • Chief Medical ResidentHarbor Hospital2006-2007
  • Internal Medicine ResidencyHarbor Hospital2004-2007
  • M.H.Sc.Duke University School of Medicine2008-2012
  • M.D.Saba University School of Medicine2000-2004
  • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare AdministrationSeton Hall University1998-2000

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Christopher Koh, M.D. M.H.Sc.

Staff Clinician, Liver Diseases Virology SectionLiver Diseases Branch
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research Summary

Research Goal

The ultimate goal of our research is to understand, treat and prevent death from liver disease.

Current Research

My research interests are centered around liver disease.  Projects include novel therapies against chronic delta hepatitis and chronic hepatitis C infection, natural history of noncirrhotic portal hypertension, and liver disease in specialty populations including X-linked agammagloblulinemia, Sickle Cell Disease, Severe Combined Immunodefiency and Cystic Fibrosis.

Applying our Research

Our research aims to prolong life and benefit human health in that liver disease greatly impacts the burden of disease and suffering in the United States.  Liver disease often impacts young people, preventing them from living a long and fruitful life.

Need for Further Study

A more personalized approach to care of patients with liver disease along with better treatments to cure disease and prolong life require further study.