"Dr. Ko is a UW assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.…
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Patient Care Philosophy
"I am particularly excited when an operation has the potential to significantly improve a patient’s function and quality of life. Whether it is to control a disabling tremor, cure debilitating seizures, or allow a patient with trigeminal neuralgia to eat and speak without excruciating pain, I feel privileged to offer safe and effective treatments at the cutting edge of medical science.
The patients whom I treat are complex. They require multidisciplinary care. I am excited to work with other doctors who can address all aspects of evaluation and treatment for the patient’s benefit. Whether it is management of a complicated medical regimen for Parkinson’s disease or epilepsy, or handling the unique challenges of intractable pain, ongoing collaboration with other specialties such as neurology and anesthesiology are indispensable for the success of an operation. There is no better place to find that expertise than UW Medicine."
Enjoying the wonders of the Northwest – the culture, the food, the outdoors; collecting knives.
Image-guided deep brain stimulation; open and stereotactic minimally-invasive surgery for epilepsy; open and percutaneous treatment of trigeminal neuralgia; functional mapping of the brain and surgery for brain tumors.
|University of Illinois College of Medicine||Medical education||2005
|Oregon Health & Science University||Fellowship||
|UW - Dept. of Neurosurgery||Residency||
|UW - Dept. of Surgery||Internship||