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Dr. Graeber is a graduate of Rush Medical University, with residency and fellowship training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is a board certified Nephrologist with extensive experience in medical education and innovation. As Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Connecticut Medical School, he served as Associate Program Director for the University of Connecticut Primary Care Internal Residency, where he won numerous teaching awards.
His academic interests include fluid and electrolyte disorders and acids - base disturbances. He enjoys working with residents and students at all levels and plans to be an integral part of the daily routine for residents and Chief Residents during their tenure at NCH Healthcare System, Inc.
Marine Biology and following the Boston Red Sox and Celtics fill his spare time.
Ricardo Franco-Sadud, MD joined the NCH team in 2017 as an Academic Hospitalist. He came to NCH from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he successfully established a Bedside Procedure Service that rapidly expanded in scope and volume of procedures, performing procedures for internal medicine, hematology/oncology, cardiology and transplant surgery. He imported this concept from Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where his procedure service performed common bedside procedures and was expanded to include bedside core-needle biopsies of lymph nodes and insertion of tunneled catheters under fluoroscopy. He also participated in the only hospitalist study to assess the impact of hand carried ultrasound on the care of patients with chest pain at Cook County Hospital.
Dr. Franco-Sadud’s expertise in bedside ultrasound is now being used at NCH to train Internal Medicine residents on common bedside procedures and Point of Care ultrasound (POCUS) for bedside diagnosis and therapeutic decisions.
As a dedicated educator, Dr. Franco-Sadud has, since 2010, participated in many national and local continuing medical educations events to teach applications of portable ultrasound, including the Society of Hospital Medicine’s “Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Hospitalist” pre-course.
Dr. Koop has been practicing General Internal Medicine in Naples since 1992. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and subsequently completed his internship and residency training at the Good Samaritan Medical Center and V.A. Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He has been board certified in Internal Medicine since 1987 and he became board certified in Critical Care Medicine in 1991. After practicing for 5 years near San Antonio, Texas he moved his family to Naples. In Naples he has practiced in both solo and group practice settings. He started his current concierge practice in 2009.
He has been very active and proud of his affiliation with the NCH Healthcare System. For six years he served as President of the Medical Staff and he has also served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Chairman of the Credentials Committee. He has recently completed serving on the Board of Trustees for the NCH Healthcare System including being Chairman of the Board Quality and Patient Satisfaction Committee.
Dr. Koop achieved Fellowship in the American College of Physicians in 1992. He was honored to be recognized as the NCH Healthcare Physician of the Year in 2006.
Dr. Koop was born in Baghdad, Iraq to Dutch parents and traveled the world while growing up. He lived in the Middle East, the Netherlands, England, Nigeria and the United States before finishing high school in Australia. His undergraduate studies were at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He became a U.S. citizen in 1984.
Dr. Koop is married and has four children. His wife Joan, a registered nurse, has helped manage his practice over the years. They had triplet boys in 1988 named Nico, Hans and Andree. The boys were followed by a daughter, Anneke, in 1990. The Koops enjoy traveling, sailing and visiting with family, especially Dr. Koop's family in the Netherlands and Joan's family in Texas.
Dr. Tracy Walsh is a board certified Internal Medicine physician. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Miami. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago, where she was recognized as an outstanding teaching resident on the general medicine wards. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Walsh's medical interests include preventative medicine and cardiovascular disease. She was raised in Southwest Florida and enjoys watching the Miami Hurricane sports teams in her free time. Like any true Floridian, she also enjoys escaping to the sunny Naples beaches with her family as well.