Dr. Arthur Kotch Endowment Fund for Education in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine

Beth Henvy, APRNHaving the funds for continuing education for professional enhancement can be difficult. The Kotch endowment fund has enabled me to attend valuable educational conferences, furthering my knowledge and improving my professional practice and patient care.

The Kotch Endowment fund is a true gift, to both providers and the patients they serve.

– Beth Henvy, APRN


Dr. Arthur Kotch

Arthur Kotch, MD, an extraordinary pulmonologist and mentor at Danbury Hospital, dedicated his life’s work to healing others. He believed deeply in the achievement of health care excellence through rigorous training and study. In honor of Arthur’s significant contributions to the field of pulmonology throughout his career, his brother and sister-in-law, Philip I. Kotch, MD and Margareta Kotch, established the Dr. Arthur Kotch Endowment Fund for Education in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine in 2004. Through the generosity of the Kotch family, friends, physicians, and hospital staff, the Kotch Fund was fully vested by 2007.

To date the Kotch Fund has awarded nearly 200 grants totaling more than $180,000, providing awardees with the opportunity to attend conferences and lectures, conduct research, and fulfill continuing education requirements.  Although Arthur passed away in 2015, his legacy lives on through the efforts of Philip and Margareta Kotch in partnership with the Foundation.

We invite you to make a gift to the Kotch Fund that will carry on this important work by enabling nurses, respiratory therapists, sleep technologists, resident physicians and allied health personnel to take advantage of educational opportunities for the benefit of their patients and families.

About Arthur Kotch, MD
Arthur Kotch, MD dedicated his life to helping and healing others through his work at Danbury Hospital as a pulmonary physician; he was the first board certified pulmonologist in the region. An outstanding teacher, mentor, adviser and friend to the Danbury Hospital staff and local community, he also established the first center in Connecticut for the study of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Through his focused work, leadership and commitment, Dr. Kotch's work changed the lives of thousands of patients and their families.