Dr. Chester Koh is a pediatric urologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Urology (Pediatric), OB/GYN, and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. He also serves as the director of the Pediatric Robotic Surgery Program at Texas Children’s Hospital, and the Pediatric Urology Fellowship Program Director. Dr. Koh received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his urology residency at USC and his pediatric urology fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. Prior to his arrival at Texas Children’s Hospital, he was the founder and director of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles / USC Pediatric Robotic Surgery Program.
His clinical area of expertise is in minimally invasive surgery in children, especially with robotic surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery, and the pediatric device needs in this area. He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Society for Pediatric Urology and as the newsletter editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology (SOATT). He has been an NIH-funded principal investigator, where his lab investigated novel therapeutic pathways for bladder regeneration / inflammation and other non-cancer urologic conditions. In addition, he is Co-founder of the Southern California Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), one of 8 FDA-funded pediatric medical device consortia that are dedicated to improving children’s health through innovative pediatric medical devices.
Dr. Koh lives in Houston with his wife and 2 children.