David Koch, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Interim Co-Director
Clinical Laboratories and Clinical Pathology
Grady Health System
Atlanta, GA
Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, and POCT
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta, GA
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
David Koch, PhD, DABCC, FAACC

David D. Koch, Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, is …

  • Professor of Pathology in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
  • Director of Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, and Point-of-Care Testing at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
  • Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and is a Fellow of the Academy of ADLM. 
  • Co-Director of the Postdoctoral Training Program in Clinical Chemistry at Emory. 
  • The immediate Past-Chair of the AACC Policy and External Affairs Core Committee, which is responsible for providing guidance to the AACC President and Board of Directors on legislative and regulatory issues of importance to the Association, advocating for and initiating policies related to these topics, and taking advantage of media opportunities that will further the cause of our Association and profession.
  • A clinical chemist for over 40 years.
  • A sought-after speaker on the evaluation of clinical laboratory methods, laboratory statistics, and quality control.
  • Author of more than 60 articles, 12 book chapters, and over 70 abstracts and other publications.
  • Past President of AACC, and Secretary of the Academy for 4 years.
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from Purdue University.
  • Recipient of the Alvin Dubin Award in August of 2019 from the Academy and AACC.
  • A member of the 2022 AACC Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (AMOC).