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Dr. Ronald James Koch, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor, Head & Neck Surgeon

Professional statement

R. James Koch, MD is double Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Koch trained at the State University of New York (SUNY) and graduated with honors. He then completed a fellowship in Advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. Dr. Koch was the Director of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, the Director of the Fellowship for Advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Director of the Wound Healing Laboratory at Stanford University. While at Stanford, he also mentored undergraduates, medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Koch was voted “Teacher of the Year”, given the “Resident Advocate Award” by Stanford residents and was the recipient of several grants and other awards. Dr. Koch is a renowned expert in minimally invasive procedures such as mini neck/face lift, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery. He also has expertise in methods to improve wound healing. Dr. Koch has trained the most physicians in the in-office mini facelift in the country. He has authored over 100 scientific publications, is an international speaker, has appeared on TV and has been quoted in several magazines such as Allure and Glamour. Dr. Koch is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Academy of Facial and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Along with serving as the California Medical Association delegate for the California Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Society, Dr. Koch has also served on the board of directors for the California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery and the Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Koch believes in the highest quality patient care.


  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Head & Neck Surgeon
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Buffalo, Doctor of Medicine
  • Stanford University, Fellowship in Advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

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Office locations

California Skin Institute

23451 Madison Street, Bldg. 7, Ste. 330

Torrance, CA 90505

California Skin Institute

700 Garden View Ct., Ste 100

Encinitas, CA 92024

California Skin Institute

3803 S Bascom Ave, Ste 204

Campbell, CA 95008

California Skin Institute

18988 Cox Avenue, Suite B

Saratoga, CA 95070

California Skin Institute

525 South Dr, Suite 115

Mountain View, CA 94040

California Skin Institute

3905 Sacramento Street, Suite 201

San Francisco, CA 94118

California Skin Institute

1518 Cypress Dr

Pebble Beach, CA 93953

California Skin Institute

2420 Samaritan Dr

San Jose, CA 95124

California Skin Institute

1800 Sullivan Avenue, Suite 403

Daly City, CA 94015

California Skin Institute

501 South Shore Center West, Ste. 103A

Alameda, CA 94501

California Skin Institute

559 Abbott Street

Salinas, CA 93901

California Skin Institute

3060 Broadway

Redwood City, CA 94062

California Skin Institute

136 North San Mateo Drive, Second Floor

San Mateo, CA 94401

California Skin Institute

9781 Blue Larkspur Lane, Suite 100

Monterey, CA 93940

California Skin Institute

20400 Lake Chabot Rd, Suite 202

Castro Valley, CA 94546

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