David Koch, PhD, DABCC, FADLM

In July 2023, we changed our name from AACC (short for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry) to the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM). The following page was written prior to this rebranding and contains mentions of the association’s old name. It may contain other out-of-date information as well.

David Koch

2019 AACC Professor Alvin Dubin Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession and the Academy

2016 Past President's Award

Dr. Koch is professor of pathology and co-director of the postdoctoral training program in clinical chemistry at Emory University in Atlanta. He also serves as the director of clinical chemistry, toxicology, and point-of-care testing at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Dr. Koch has served as president of AACC. He served as secretary of the the Academy (formerly NACB) for four years and chaired the academy’s awards committee. He currently chairs the AACC policy and external affairs core committee. He has served the AACC in many other capacities both on the national level—including serving on the board of directors, on the nominating committee, on an annual meeting organizing committee, and as treasurer of the Critical Care Testing Division—as well as on the local level, chairing the Southeast Section and serving on the executive committee of the Chicago Section. He has served on many committees for the Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute, European Federation of Laboratory Medicine, and Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists. Dr. Koch is a sought-after speaker on the evaluation of clinical laboratory methods, laboratory statistics, and quality control. He is the author of more than 50 articles, 12 book chapters, and over 60 abstracts and other publications. Among his many honors, Dr. Koch received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Purdue University, the Trans-Pacific Lectureship Award from the Chinese Society for Laboratory Medicine, and the Trans-Atlantic Lectureship Award from the Association of Clinical Biochemistry in the U.K.