Posted 03/25/2022

Murray-Calloway County Hospital recognizes Dr. David Koelsch for his commitment in providing care for 21 years to patients and families in our area.

Dr. Koelsch has been a part of West Kentucky Surgical, Inc., and is a board certified general surgeon who received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.  He completed his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine where he also completed his surgery internship. He has specialized in colon and rectal cancer surgery, hernia repair, breast cancer, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Koelsch will be pursuing a new career in Oak Ridge, TN near both he and his wife, Peggy’s, family, as well as, close to one of their sons.

Dr. Koelsch left a message to the community and his patients as follows:

“It is with sadness I announce the ending of my time at MCCH.  I came to Murray fresh out of training.  My program director knew I wanted to practice a wide range of surgery and live on the lake.  In 1998, he connected me with Craig, whom he had said was looking for a partner of similar surgical upbringing for several years and the rest as they say is history.  

Murray was sold to me as a great place to raise a family, and it did not disappoint.  I am forever thankful to the teachers, church members, neighbors, scout masters, coaches and friends that helped me raise my boys into Christian young men to go out into the world and make it a better place.  

Peggy and I both tried to do that while we here in Murray, and felt we have accomplished that goal with our work in the schools, church, Needline, Angels Attic and of course the hospital both as a provider and a medical staff leader.

I am proud of our hospital.  Since I have been here we have advanced in women’s breast health and cancer care, we built a new hospital, we have added interventional cardiology, we have plans for a state of the art cancer center,” commented Dr. Koelsch.