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Jon Koff, MD

Associate Professor Term; Associate Director, Fellowship Research, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine; Medical Director, Center for Phage Biology & Therapy, Yale University; Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program

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Jon Koff, MD

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Dr. Koff received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Brown University. He then completed fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). This included research in the Cardiovascular Research Institute in the laboratory of his mentor, Jay A. Nadel, M.D., and dedicated fellowship training in adult cystic fibrosis and lung transplantation. In 2011, Dr. Koff joined the faculty at Yale University to Direct the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program and to continue his research that focuses on pulmonary innate immunity. Dr. Koff is Medical Director of Yale's Center for Phage Biology & Therapy in which he focuses on bacteriophage therapy for multi-drug resistant infections.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    University of California - San Francisco (2008)
  • Fellowship
    University of California - San Francisco (2008)
  • MD
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (2000)
  • BA
    Hamilton College, World Politics

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP)Cystic Fibrosis Foundation2019
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Center CommitteeCystic Fibrosis Foundation2019
Richard Matthay Excellence in Teaching; Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine FellowshipYale PCCSM2018
Guest Editor, Clinics in Chest Medicine on Cystic FibrosisClinics in Chest Medicine2015, 2016
Liver Center Pilot AwardYale Liver Center2014
New Haven’s FinestConnecticut Chapter, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation2013
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Center Quality Award (presented to Yale CF Center by national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)Cystic Fibrosis Foundation2011, 2017
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08 HL0923288)NIH2009
Adult Care Excellence (PACE) AwardCystic Fibrosis Foundation2009
5th Year Fellowship Award (RT 49233N)Cystic Fibrosis Foundation2008
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA: F32HL088822-01)NIH2007
Excellence in Direct Teaching, Haile T. Debas Academy of MedicalUniversity of California, San Francisco2006
Outstanding Resident of the Year AwardDepartment of Medicine Brown University2003
Frederick C. Robbins AwardCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine2000
Raymond Kiwala Award for ExcellenceCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine1998
International Health Fellowship AwardCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine1997

Professional Service

P30 CF Research and Translation External Advisory Board, UCSFMember2019 - Present
RDP External Advisory Board Member, UCSFMember2015 - 2019
Board of Directors, Connecticut Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis FoundationMember2014 - Present
American Thoracic Society, Respiratory, Cell, and Molecular Biology Assembly Mentoring ProgramMentor2014 - Present
American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, American Journal of Physiology- Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Cytokine, Drugs, Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Thorax, European Respiratory JournalReviewer2010 - Present
American Thoracic SocietyMember2003 - Present

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