Dr. Robert Koch, MD

Dr. Robert Koch, MD

Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Robert Koch, MD is an advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology specialist in Gurnee, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University in 1990 and specializes in advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology, cardiology, and more.

35 Tower Ct Ste F

Gurnee, IL 60031

Contact Information

(847) 360-8440

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Cardiovascular Stress Test
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more than 97% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Koch "Careful analysis of symptoms and physical signs with a Wholistic attitude toward the body's innate ability to heal itself. I believe in a patient-centered approach to health using technology and procedures as an adjunct to assertive medication therapy and lifestyle habits. Clear distinctions between dietary and medication choices often enhance health and reestablish the homeostasis of balance within the body."

3  Specialties

  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Lipidology

4  Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dizziness
  • Edema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loyola University Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Loyola University Stritch School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Loyola University Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Luth Genl Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • National Board Of Echocardiography
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cardiac Physiology Research Award, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1988
Media & Publications
  • Metabolic Actions of Vanadate in Streptozotocin- Diabetic Rats.,
  • Value of ECG-Gated SPECT Imaging in Emergency Department Chest Pain Patients for Prediction of Cardiac Events. RJ Koch, PJ Peller, DH Cooke, JB Lakier. Abstract. Circulation Oct. 1996. Presented at American Heart Association, Scientific Sessions, 1996.,
  • Effects of Vanadate on in-vivo Myocardial Reactivity to Dobutamine in Streptozotocin-Diabetic Rats. RJ Koch, SJ Kopp, Ph.D. CCOM Research Award, 1987.,
  • Advocate Condell cardiologist recognizes Heart Health Month, 2/2/2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Robert Koch, MD
Dr. Koch saw me in the ER and knew exactly what the problem was. All procedures were flawless. The only thing I am confused with is why he told me prior to discharge to give his office the documentation I need for my disability placard (and to hold my fitness center membership). I was then told...Read More
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Jake in Libertyville, IL – Aug 18, 2018
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Dr. Koch solved my breathing problem now I can walk up stairs with no chest heavy ache. Confident doctor he makes you feel trust and he cares.
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Marsha McKlintoch in Kenosha, WI – Apr 09, 2017
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Even though I was the youngest of all his patients (26) he saw me and listened to my concerns, made sure my test results checked out. I was recommended to see a cardiologist due to heart palpitations and a possible stroke. Dr. Koch is an excellent doctor and one I know I will be going to see again...Read More
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Kimberly Gilmore in Round Lake, IL – Sep 23, 2016
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Dr. Koch spent the time with me to review all the records I brought and to listen to my worries. He ended up finding the diagnosis of my problems that other MDs just did'nt seem to get. I can now ride my bike again and breath good with no pressure in my chest. He changed a few prescriptions that...Read More
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Phillip K in Fox Lake, IL. – Aug 15, 2016
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Poor follow up. Lack of knowledge. Actually asked me to remind him to call in s prescription.
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Martinsburg, PA – Jun 30, 2016
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