R. James Koch MD Inc.

Medicolegal & Cosmetic Device Consulting

Dr. Koch has a special expertise in cosmetic devices, especially lasers and radiofrequency devices. He is available for consultation related to device testing and development, assistance with clinical trials, Scientific Advisory Board functions, medical presentations and the preparation of white papers, instructional workshops, and in-services with individualized teaching across several laser platforms. 

Dr. Koch is a leading innovator and authority on non-invasive techniques for facial rejuvenation and his teachings are recognized internationally by aesthetic health care professionals.   Through physician-only workshops and instructional courses, no one has taught more doctors how to perform laser skin resurfacing than Dr. Koch.   Also through such educational functions, no one has taught more doctors how to perform the Thermage procedure than Dr. Koch.   Highly regarded as an expert in the area of non-invasive cosmetic procedures, Dr. Koch has been featured in numerous newspaper articles, television broadcasts and popular magazines such as Glamour and Allure.


Dr Koch’s Experience Specific to Cosmetic Lasers & Radiofrequency Devices:

·         2 Textbooks

·         10 Book Chapters

·         28 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

·         11 Instructional Videos and DVDs

·         72 National and International Presentations including Keynote Addresses at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Society Meetings in Japan, Australia, Portugal, Germany,  Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, France, Taiwan, and Switzerland.

·         53 Physician Training Laser Workshops

·         17 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Certification Courses

He has also served as Thermage’s main Clinical Investigator, having performed 7 Thermage-sponsored clinical trials to assist in the development of the device.  These include the following studies: 1) the non-surgical browlift, 2) facial treatment with moderate settings and multiple passes, 3) facial contouring with the medium depth tip, 4) the long-term wound healing effects of radiofrequency energy, 5) facial contouring with the deep tip, 6) the non-invasive tightening of arms, and 7) the non-invasive treatment of cellulite.  He also served on Thermage’s Scientific Advisory Board as well as the Coapt Medical Advisory Board. 


Clinical Trials In The News:

Stanford Hospital & Clinics tests innovative cosmetic treatment technique (Stanford Report)

Electric pulses used to remove wrinkles (Stanford Report)

Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing (Aesthetic Buyers Guide)