R. Michael Koch

Meet Dr. Koch

Dr. Michael Koch specializes in cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, and microsurgical reconstruction from his private practices in White Plains, Cortlandt Manor, and Goshen, NY. With extensive research and profound understanding of the human anatomy, Dr. Koch is highly qualified in his plastic surgery specialties. Born in London, Dr. Koch was raised in Perthshire, Scotland before moving to Southern California and eventually settling down in Greenwich, CT. Board certified and fellowship trained, Dr. Koch holds membership in several prestigious associations and societies which help him remain abreast in advances in the plastic surgery industry. When outside of the practice, Dr. Koch is an avid cyclist and very much enjoys cooking and the culinary arts.

Skills and Specialties

Due to his extensive training in general, plastic, and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Koch is highly skilled in the performance of a variety of plastic surgery procedures, including those for the face, breast, and body. Using his vast knowledge and years of experience, Dr. Koch helps patients to achieve the aesthetic look they deserve and desire, helping each patient to obtain a better quality of life. From his private practices in the Hudson Valley region of New York, Dr. Koch performs thousands of cosmetic procedures of a surgical and nonsurgical nature each year to help patients from all over reach their aesthetic goals. Currently, Dr. Koch specializes in breast enhancement, abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast reconstruction, and Brazilian butt lifts.

Education and Training

For his undergraduate education, Dr. Koch attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science in 1989. He then graduated from the Hahnemann University School of Medicine with his doctorate degree in 1993. Dr. Koch began his plastic surgery training at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA before completing an additional year-long fellowship in aesthetic plastic surgery at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He also completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. as well as a research fellowship at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD.

Professional Societies

To maintain a level of superior prestige within the plastic surgery field, Dr. Koch holds membership in the following associations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Aesthetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • New York Academy of Science
  • Surgical Society of the New York Medical College

Volunteer Work

Dr. Koch firmly believes that any person with the capacity to give back to his community should do so. As such, he uses his surgical skills and experience overseas in Africa, Vietnam, the Philippines, and South America to provide plastic surgery to those in need. By giving back on a volunteer basis, Dr. Koch believes that he can to share his passion for humanity with the world.


  • New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
  • St. Johns Dobbs Ferry Pavilion
  • White Plains Hospital
  • Westchester Medical Center


"I was so nervous about getting a breast reduction but when I met Dr. Koch I was confident that he would do a great job. I am beyond thrilled and can’t believe how much better I feel about myself. It’s tremendous. I can’t thank him enough for his beautiful work and making me feel so much more comfortable in my own skin."



"Dr. Koch is the absolute best for breast lift and reduction! I am thrilled! From start to finish it’s been seamless and flawless. Office and nursing staff were always available to answer questions pre and post op. Dr. Koch explained everything about the procedure and what I would need for the after care. He was kind, gentle and thorough. I couldn’t be happier with his care and my result!!!"



"In 2023 following an accident, I had an excellent result working with Dr Koch. He was terrific in every way."



"After 2 poorly performed surgeries in the past, Doctor Koch was the only one who focused on my health and well being during and after my surgery. He is the best plastic surgeon I have ever had and I am super thankful for the support I received. All I have to express is pure gratitude for the help and true professionalism I got to experience. Same for all his staff, specially Kristin and Chihiro Shinohara."



"Wow, where to start? From the first call for an appointment through this very moment I have nothing but stellar experiences with Dr. Koch and his team.I made my consult appoint with Kristin who answered every question I had prior to my consult. At the consult I sat with Dr. Koch who took the time to not only hear what I came in for but to understand why. He explained what the procedure would be. He drew out a sketch of what he would do and then gave me a detailed timeline of what my experience would be from that point through my recovery. It was on to an exam room to look at the area I was looking at. I met the PA Chihiro who was welcoming and reassuring. Kristin took some pictures and started the process of insurance approvals. While that process was going on I would routinely email questions that came up for me. Every response came either that day or the next, sometimes within minutes. I had my procedure at Stamford hospital (excellent facility). I met with Dr. Koch that morning. I saw Chihiro on the way into the ER and I woke up a few hours later, over the hump, on my way through recovery. Dr. Koch was there for me in the hospital. After I got home, the first rate service continued. The office was responsive to all my questions and requests. I at the first follow up I was moved to tears. The transformation was that powerful. I am currently 4 weeks post surgery and am recovering nicely. It will be months before everything "settles in" and I see the final product. That said, I couldn't behabppier with what I see today. Dr. Koch is an artist. He surrounds himself with a quality team who have taken care of me with the highest standard of care all around. I highly recommend Dr. Koch's plastic surgery practice."



*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.