Oliver Koch is an Infectious Disease Physician at the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (Western General Hospital, Edinburgh) and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.
After graduating from medical school in Germany he completed his clinical training in Nottingham, London and Oxford with periods overseas in Thailand and Cambodia. His previous research focussed on genetic susceptibility to malaria and malaria parasite genetics. Since 2013 he has worked as a clinical consultant in Infectious Diseases for NHS Lothian. He has a particular interest in travel & tropical medicine. Within the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit he currently is the lead for highly infectious pathogens and travel medicine and together with a colleague also oversees the OPAT department.
He lives in Fife with his wife and two children and is a keen trail runner.