The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA

Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA
Psychiatry Consultant
The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice
4311 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA, USA 92103-1407
Main: 619-688-1600

Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA, works closely with Dr. Scott Irwin at The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice in research and providing care to end-of-life care patients. He is also the chief resident at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Veterans Administration Hospital in La Jolla, CA. In this role, he works closely with the residency training office, and VA inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. He advocates for residents, manages day-to-day work involved in caring for veterans, and ensures good educational experience for residents and UCSD medical students.

Dr. Koh is very active in psychiatric professional organizations. He is the resident representative for UCSD and NAVY residents at the San Diego Psychiatric Society (SDPS), Member-in-Training Deputy Representative at the level of California Psychiatric Association, and on the Assembly at the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Koh works closely with local and county level mental healthcare services and has designed and implemented resident moonlighting opportunities at the San Diego County Mental Health Hospital. He is on the Minority Advisory Board at the San Diego National Alliance on Mental Illness and works to increase resident involvement in working with this important consumer focused organization.

Dr. Koh was the recipient of the AAGP Stepping Stones Fellowship in 2007. He is the current co-executor of an SDPS APA district branch grant designed to increase membership and activity of residents in APA. He has given expert testimony at regulatory hearings at the state level and represented SDPS at the 2009 APA Advocacy Day in Washington DC. Dr. Koh is currently a fellow of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (subcommittee on Aging), the APA AstraZeneca Minority Program, and the Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence.

Dr. Koh received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in 1999. He received Masters in Public Health from the JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health and Masters in Business Administration from the JHU Carey School of Business in 2004. He received MD degree from University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine in 2006.

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