Medical Oncologist Daniel Koh Joins Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono
The arrival of Daniel Koh, MD, brings additional expertise in medical oncology and general hematology (blood diseases) to Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono, a part of the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute’s membership in The Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance now extends to Monroe County at the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center.
This powerful alliance helps us deliver an exceptionally higher standard of care that includes access to advanced cancer treatments, leading edge research and hundreds of clinical trials with lifesaving potential.
“I am very happy and excited about joining LVH–Pocono with a great team of physicians and supportive staff,” says Koh.
Serving patients well
At LVH–Pocono, Koh will be seeing patients with common solid tumors in the breast, lung, colon and prostate. He will also care for patients with malignant and benign blood-related issues such as anemia, lymphoma, leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a group of diseases that affect normal blood cell production in the bone marrow.
As a medical oncologist, Koh will perform bone marrow biopsies to help determine the cause of blood-related symptoms and will diagnose and treat cancer using chemotherapy. “I am truly privileged to be part of the LVH–Pocono team and will serve you with the best of my knowledge and ability,” he says.
Koh’s multicultural background has played an important role in his life. “I was born in Seoul, South Korea,” he says. “My family moved to Chile, South America, when I was 11 years old. I grew up there, finishing medical school in Santiago.”
After graduating from Catholic University of Chile School of Medicine, Koh came to the United States for graduate medical education. Making his way to the eastern United States, he completed his internal medicine training at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania, before earning a master of public health degree from the School of Public Health at Harvard University in Boston, majoring in health care policy and management.
Wide range of medical experience
Koh then spent six years of his career as a primary care and hospitalist physician. His continued interest in cancer treatment ultimately led to a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Boston University Medical Center. “I now have five years of fellowship experience in private practice in the state of New York,” he explains.
Koh is also fellowship trained in geriatrics, which gives him a solid understanding of how to best meet the needs of elderly cancer patients. His advanced training and vast experience will enable him to treat complex cases at LVH–Pocono in an expert, comprehensive manner.
To make an appointment with an oncologist, call 888-402-LVHN (5846) or visit LVHN.org/CancerCare.