After growing up in New Jersey, Dr. Kouba attended Haverford College in Pennsylvania where he majored in Molecular and Cell Biology. After graduation he attended Jefferson Medical College on a Dunglison Scholarship. It was here that he received both his Doctor of Medicine degree as well as a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.
Building on his research background into the molecular control of skin collagen genes, Dr. Kouba decided on a career in Dermatology. After graduation, he attended the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital until 2004, where he received his general Dermatology training. He was then recruited to the University of Maryland where he served as Assistant Professor of Dermatology until leaving for Los Angeles to pursue subspecialty training in Mohs surgery and cosmetic surgery under the auspices of Dr. Ronald Moy, a past president of the American Academy of Dermatology.
In 2007, Dr. Kouba moved to Toledo. At this time, he accepted a position as both Mohs surgeon and the Chief of Cosmetic Dermasurgery at the Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Kouba is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Wayne State Medical School in Detroit. In order to be closer to his family in Toledo, Dr. Kouba joined the Toledo Clinic in 2008.
Dr. Kouba has been awarded many accolades during the course of his career including:
- Pew Research Fellow, Princeton University, 1990
- Merck Research Fellow, Haverford College, 1991
- Dunglison M.D./Ph.D. Scholarship, 1995
- William Potter Wear Research Award, 1997
- Thomas Jefferson University Alumni Travel Fellowship Award, 1999
- Sigma Chi Student Research Award, 1999
- American Society for Clinical Investigation Trainee Award, 2000
- Kligman Fellow, Society for Investigative Dermatology, 2003
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Resident Scholarship Award, 2003
- American Academy of Dermatology Young Investigator Award, 2005
- Passano Foundation Young Investigator Award, 2005
Dr. Kouba has authored more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters dealing with Dermatologic conditions, Mohs surgery and reconstruction as well as cosmetic surgery techniques. Some of Dr. Kouba's recent publications can be found here.