February 11, 2019
TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center is pleased to welcome board-certified cardiologist, Rick Koch, M.D. to the hospital's medical staff.
Dr. Koch completed both his cardiology fellowship and internal medicine residency at University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago, Ill. He completed medical school at University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago. He is board certified in cardiology, internal medicine, comprehensive echocardiography, cardiovascular CT, nuclear cardiology and is a SHAPE Certified Heart Attack Prevention Specialist.
"Heart disease remains the number one killer among men and women in the U.S., emphasizing the need for hospitals like ours to place a heightened focus on providing high quality, comprehensive heart and vascular care to the communities that depend on us," said Regina Bartlett, TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. "The addition of Dr. Koch to our medical staff is an important part of that focus and we're very pleased he has chosen to practice with our team at TriStar Hendersonville."
Dr. Koch is passionate about collaborating with patients to maximize quality of life and longevity. His clinical interests include prevention, nutrition, lifestyle modification and cardiovascular imaging. He is a native of Massachusetts and was a cardiology ultrasound software engineer before choosing a career in medicine. Prior to joining the medical staff at TriStar Hendersonville, he practiced cardiology in Bend, Oregon for 13 years.
"The training I received in Cardiac CT at Tennessee Heart and Vascular as a cardiology fellow significantly and positively impacted my career as a cardiologist," stated Dr. Koch. "Patients in Oregon benefited greatly from my Tennessee medical enrichment and skill development. To return as a member of this incredible team at Tennessee Heart and Vascular is a dream come true for me."
Dr. Koch is accepting new patients at Tennessee Heart and Vascular located at 353 New Shackle Island Road, Suite 300C, in Hendersonville, TN. For more information about Dr. Koch or any of the medical providers on staff at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center, please visit TriStar Hendersonville's location page or call TriStar MedLine(R) at (615) 342-1919.