Richard Koch was American pediatrician, educator. Achievements include research in mental retardation, phenylketonuria and maternal PKU phenyl Ketonaria, Kuvan Therapy. Recipient Albert L. Anderson award for outstanding health care professional, 1997, Homer Smith Research award, 1998; Carrie D. Jones scholar, University California, Berkeley, 1941.
Member staff Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, 1952—1975, 1977—2003, director child development division, 1955-1975. Deputy director California Department Health, 1975-1976. Professor pediatrics University Southern California, 1955—1975, 1977—2003.
Director Phenylketonuria Collaborative Study, 1966-1982. Medical director Spastic Children's Foundation, Los Angeles, 1980-1985. Member Project Hope, Trujillo, Peru, 1970.
Director Regional Center for Developmentally Disabled at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, 1966-1975. Member research advisory board National Association Retarded Citizens, 1974-1976. Member Governor's Council on Development Disabilities, 1981-1983.
Board directors Down's Syndrome Congress, 1974-1976. Principal investigator Maternal Phenylketonuria Project National Institute Child Health and Human Development, Washington, 1985-2003. Member forensic assessment team South Central Regional Center for Developmental Disabilities, since 1999.
- The mentally retarded child and his family;: A multidisciplinary handbook
- Book by Richard Koch, James Dobson