R. James Koch MD Inc.

Medicolegal & Cosmetic Device Consulting


Areas of Expertise:  Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Lasers and other cosmetic devices, Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (ENT), and Wound Healing issues.

Dr. Koch has extensive experience in medical malpractice case review, consultation, and testimony.  He is available as a consulting expert to provide recommendations to attorneys as to whether the case has merit, discuss standard of care issues, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the case.  He is also available as a testifying expert after review of materials. He is available for both plaintiff and defense cases. 

See “About Dr. Koch” for details but in summary he completed his Otolaryngology specialty training with a fellowship in Advanced Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University where he was appointed to the full time faculty in 1995.   At Stanford, he held the titles of Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, and Co-Director of the Fellowship for Advanced Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.  He was also Assistant Chief of the Otolaryngology Section at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs-Palo Alto. 


He is double Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and was Director of the Wound Healing & Tissue Engineering Laboratory at Stanford.  He has authored 2 books, 15 book chapters and more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles related to the above areas.