Elsie Koh, MD EMHL is the Chief Medical Officer of American Endovascular & Amputation Prevention whose mission is to save patients from amputation by offering cutting-edge, minimally invasive, image-guided techniques to salvage limbs in patients with critical limb ischemia or severe peripheral arterial disease.
Dr. Koh’s trained as an Interventional Radiologist at Columbia-Presbyterian hospital in NYC and was one of a small percentage of women to enter the field of interventional radiology (IR) when only 1% of doctors in the field were women. She took many leadership positions including being Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) and Regional Medical Officer at Fresenius Vascular Care North America. She served in the corporate medical office of Fresenius Medical Care North America as a medical officer and consultant to the executive Chief Medical Officer. She graduated with advanced honors at Brown University in 2017 with an Executive Master’s in Healthcare Leadership (EMHL).
In addition, since early 2019, Dr. Koh became a certified leadership coach and founded the LEAD Physician® virtual program, which helps physicians who feel stuck to regain their passion in medicine by building their self-confidence and skills in leadership and business. LEAD Physician’s mission is to empower physicians with key tools that successful people use to make quantum leaps in their career by both focusing on their strengths and overcoming their weaknesses. Her drive to form this platform came from her own awakening and awareness that physicians do not traditionally get taught how to lead in school. As a result, the current healthcare system largely lacks the physician’s voice in leadership roles including the most senior positions in many organizations. At the same time, as healthcare continues to become more complex and costly, organizations are realizing the desperate need to have physician leaders on their teams to find ways to consolidate, collaborate, and improve the efficiencies in accordance with the quadruple aim: improve quality of care, decrease the cost of care, improve patient satisfaction, and decrease burnout for healthcare workers.
During her free time, Dr. Koh loves to read, travel, golf, ski, and sing. She is married with two kids in NJ.