Mount Nittany Health recently announced the addition of Christopher Kocher, MD, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology.
“My philosophy of care is to simply treat every patient as if they were part of my own family,” says Dr. Kocher. “I try to put myself in their shoes and really appreciate any concerns that are unique to their situation.”
Dr. Kocher’s most recent position was Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing for Confluence Health in Wenatchee, Washington. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from Rutgers University and his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Kocher completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and fellowships in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology through Naval Medical Center San Diego and the University of Maryland, respectively. He is board certified in the fields of cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.
Dr. Kocher has a long history of military service, most recently serving as a Commander in the United States Navy, stationed in San Diego. He has held academic appointments as a clinical instructor at Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency in Bremerton, Washington and a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.
“My inspiration as a physician has always been the satisfaction I get from being able to change a person’s life for the better,” says Dr. Kocher. “My biggest reward is simply knowing that I have made a difference for them.”
Outside of the office, Dr. Kocher enjoys spending time with his wife, Marnie and their three children, Sterling, 9; Sadie, 8; and Penelope, 6.
To schedule an appointment, call 814.689.3140, or request an appointment online at MyMountNittanyHealth.com.
Mount Nittany Health, a health system located in State College, Pennsylvania, consists of Mount Nittany Medical Center, a 260-bed acute care facility, and Mount Nittany Physician Group, a staff of more than 150 providers who offer primary and specialty care services at a growing number of offices throughout central Pennsylvania. In addition to providing high-quality care, Mount Nittany Health strives to improve the health and wellness of its community through education programs, events and health screenings. Visit mountnittany.org to learn more about Mount Nittany Health’s mission to make people healthier.