Chester J. Koh


Dr. Chester Koh is a pediatric urologist and “physicianeer” at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), and Professor of Urology, Pediatrics, and OB/GYN at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). He also holds adjunct titles at UT Houston and in the Rice University Department of Bioengineering as well as serves as an External Advisory Board Member for the Texas A&M Department of Biomedical Engineering and a member of the TMC Venture Fund Investment Advisory Committee. Dr. Koh received his B.S. with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed his urology residency at USC, and his pediatric urology fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School, as well as his MBA from the University of Illinois.

His clinical area of expertise is in minimally invasive surgery in children for pediatric urologic conditions, and especially with robotic surgery and the device needs in this area.

He is also the founder, contact principal investigator, and executive director of the Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (SWPDC) which is a FDA P50 grant-supported multi-institutional consortium that includes TCH and BCM, Texas A&M, Rice, University of Houston, and University of Minnesota. SWPDC is dedicated to improving children’s health by supporting pediatric device innovators in creating novel pediatric medical devices with local, regional, and national institutional and innovation partners.