Kevin Koo MD, MPH, MPhilInstructor in Urology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Kevin Koo, MD, MPH, MPhil, is an instructor in urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focus is the design and evaluation of new surgical technologies integrating patient-reported outcomes for quality measurement. He collaborates with engineers and applied scientists to develop novel surgical training models that can strengthen trainee performance and enhance surgeon and patient safety. Dr. Koo also leads the Promoting Opioid Stewardship in Endourology research work group, which aims to implement procedure-specific prescribing guidelines that can reduce opioid overprescription after urological surgery.
Dr. Koo is a leader in urological health policy and advocacy. He recently held the American Urological Association (AUA) H. Logan Holtgrewe Legislative Fellowship and served as a health policy fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, working on prescription drug pricing reform. He was previously a fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and a program evaluation consultant to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Koo serves on the AUA Political Action Committee board of directors and is past national chair of the AUA Residents and Fellows Committee, representing 2,500 U.S. and international trainees. A frequent contributor to the medical press, he serves on the editorial committee of Urology Practice.
A graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Koo holds master’s degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Cambridge. He completed residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.