Dr. Eric Koch Named Vice President of Medical Affairs at Kenmore Mercy

Mar 22, 2022Kenmore Mercy Hospital, News & PR

Eric Koch, DO, FACP, has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs at Kenmore Mercy. He succeeds James Fitzpatrick, MD, who has served in the role since 2006.

Starting April 24, Dr. Koch will provide medical leadership for clinical and quality performance. He will also serve as a partner to the medical staff and the hospital administrative team. Formerly a commissioned officer and physician for the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, Dr. Koch has been with Kenmore Mercy for seventeen years.

“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Koch as a valuable new member of our leadership team,” said hospital CEO Walt Ludwig. “Bringing a wealth of skills, experience, and commitment, Dr. Koch will serve as a driving force to continually improve the quality of care to our patients.”

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Eric Koch, DO, FACP

About Dr. Eric Koch

Certified by the National Board of Physicians & Surgeons and the American Board of Internal Medicine, he is a graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital.

In 2021, he received the Sister Mary Mechtilde Memorial Award from the Kenmore Mercy Foundation, recognizing his work caring for critical care patients during the pandemic. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

“As we congratulate Dr. Koch and wish him success in his new medical staff leadership role, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Fitzpatrick for his three decades of service and leadership, not only to Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Catholic Health but to patients through­out the region,” added Hans Cassagnol, MD, MMM, Executive Vice President/Chief Physician Executive. A specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. “Fitz” will continue to see patients at the Kenmore Specialty Center.