Bernadette L. Koch, MD

Associate Chief, Academic Affairs, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Radiology

UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-7535

Fax 513-636-7535


Pediatric neuroradiology; pediatric head and neck imaging

Bernadette L. Koch, MD, is a pediatric neuroradiologist and member of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center radiology faculty since 1994. Dr. Koch has been associate chief of radiology since 2002, served as interim radiologist-in-chief in 2011, has served on multiple hospital and radiology department committees, and has been the faculty leader of the Radiology Patient Experience Group since 2008.

She has also served on many committees in the American Society of Pediatric Radiology, the American Society of Neuroradiology and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology. Her areas of interest are imaging the pediatric head and neck, and improving the patient and family experience.

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1987.

Transitional Internship: St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 1987-88.

Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1988-1992.

Fellowships: Pediatric Radiology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1992-1993; Pediatric Neuroradiology Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1994.

Certification: American Board of Medical Examiners, 1988; American Board of Radiology, 1992.

Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ): Pediatric Radiology, 1995, 2004, 2015; Neuroradiology, 1997, 2010.

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Forbes-Amrhein MM, Dillman JR, Trout AT, Koch BL, Dickerson JM, Giordano RM, Towbin AJ. Frequency and Severity of Acute Allergic-Like Reactions to Intravenously Administered Gadolinium-Based Contrast Media in Children. Invest Radiol. 2018 May;53(5):313-318.

Rodriguez DP, Orscheln ES, Koch BL. Masses of the Nose, Nasal Cavity, and Nasopharynx in Children. Radiographics. 2017 Oct;37(6):1704-1730.

Koch BL, Hater D, Nees K, Leopard AC. Improving Communication, Collaboration, and Faculty Comfort in Communicating Difficult News in the Pediatric Radiology Department. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Nov;207(5):971-975.

Calvo-Garcia MA, Kline-Fath BM, Adams DM, Gupta A, Koch BL, Lim FY, Laor T. Imaging evaluation of fetal vascular anomalies. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Jul;45(8):1218-29.

Radhakrishnan R, Son HJ, Koch BL. Petrous apex lesions in the pediatric population. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Mar;44(3):325-39.