Michael N. Koss

Professor of Pathology

Areas of treatment:

Anatomic Pathology


  • Pathology


  • Department of Pathology


  • English
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Michael N. Koss, MD

Professor of Pathology

Practicing location:

  • Hoffman Medical Research Building

About this doctor:

Dr. Koss, a former officer in the United States Armed Forces, has co-authored over a hundred peer reviewed articles and numerous other non-peer reviewed articles, book chapters, letters to the editor, abstracts and four books.  He has been invited to guest lecture across the globe and has been a co-investigator on two separate five-year research studies.  Dr. Koss is a former Chairman of the Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology Department at the Armed Services Institute of Pathology and is currently a Professor of Pathology at the LAC+USC Medical Center.


Columbia College, Pre-Med, B.A., l965
Doctor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1970


Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, Pathology, 1970 - 1971


Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, Surgical Pathology, 1971 -1974


Renal Pathology, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, 1974 - 1975
Pulmonary & Mediastinal Pathology Division, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1977 - 1978


Anatomic Pathology

Professional society memberships:

U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology
Ambassador, U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology
New York Academy of Science, 1980 - 1988
American Association for Advancement of Science, 1980 - 1988
American Society of Clinical Pathology, 1989
Ultrastructural Pathology Division of the International Academy of Pathology
Pulmonary Pathology Club
Los Angeles Electron Microscopy Society, 1984-1988
Los Angeles Pathology Society


Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia College
Magnum Cum Laude, Columbia College, June 1965
Voted Best Doctors in America, 2003
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Castle Connolly "Top Doctor,” 2015