Dr. Ko completed her medical degree at Brown University in Providence, RI. After a year-long internship at the Cabrini Medical Center, she remained in New York where she completed her residency in ophthalmology at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.

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Undergraduate Education: BS, Neuroscience, Brown
University Medical School: MD, Brown University
Post Graduate Education: Internship: Cabrini Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Residency: Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Fellowship: Fellow, Cornea and External Disease, USC/ Doheny Eye Institute Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Sub specialty memberships: American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)

Academic Interests

Clinical Interests

The diagnosis and management of comprehensive and corneal eye conditions such as cataract, dry eye, glaucoma, and ocular surface disease

Research Focus

Improving resident education

Awards & Honors

2011 John S. Hermann Teaching Award Awarded by the graduating class of the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
2010 Resident Appreciation Award New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Awarded by the graduating class of the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary


Panarelli JF, Ko A, Garcia JP,Sidoti PA, and Banitt MR. Angle closure after Boston Keratoprosthesis. J of Glaucoma.2013;22(9):725-9.
Harbick KH, Sidoti PA, Budenz DL, Venkahaman A, Bruther M, Grayson DK, Ko A, and Yi GN. Outcomes of inferonasal Baerveldt glaucoma drainage implant surgery. J Glaucoma. 2006;15(1):7-12.
Shalev M, Ko A, Gelderman MP, Fortin E, Reed G, Slavin S, and Gery I. Multiformic modulation of endotoxin effects by Linomide. Clin Immunol. 1999;92:250-5.

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Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Cornea and External Disease
Dry eye