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Summary

  • Dr Kathryn Ko is an ambidextrous multi media artist and neurosurgeon. Dr. Ko writes, operates, draws and paints with both hands. She is the originator of Ambidexter, a practical guide to using both hands and both cerebral hemispheres. Follow Dr Ko on Instagram~ doc_ambidexter
  • Med SNAP: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

    Med SNAP ~ medicine in a Snap!

    Art on Call 4: Love Letters from the OR

    There is no higher professional joy than to use neurosurgical skills to save the life of another artist. See his inspiring recovery and hear his mastery of the

Education & Training

  • Academy Art UniversityMFA, Painting, Cum Laude, 2008 - 2011
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Mount Sinai School of MedicineResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1986 - 1991
  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1984 - 1986
  • Maimonides Medical Center
    Maimonides Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1983 - 1984
  • University of Hawaii
    University of HawaiiClass of 1983

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Patent for Method of performing decompressive craniectomy US Patent, 2013
  • Fellow (FAANS) American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Books/Book Chapters

Lectures

  • Art On Call ~ Grand Rounds in Blue Major 7 
    on line - 11/2015

Other

Authored Content

  • A Neurosurgeon Takes Her Skill to the Art StudioJune 2018
  • A Neurosurgeon Takes Her Skill to the Art StudioJune 2018
  • A Neurosurgeon Takes Her Skill to the Art StudioJune 2018

Press Mentions

  • Opportunities in Cancer Nanotechnology: A Conversation with NCI’s Dr. Piotr Grodzinski
    Opportunities in Cancer Nanotechnology: A Conversation with NCI’s Dr. Piotr GrodzinskiMarch 11th, 2016
  • Stem Cell Therapy: Is the US Missing a Trick?
    Stem Cell Therapy: Is the US Missing a Trick?February 26th, 2016
  • Tonight’s Hangout: Neurosurgeon Presents, “Neurosurgical Cold Case: Tomb of the Unknown Human”
    Tonight’s Hangout: Neurosurgeon Presents, “Neurosurgical Cold Case: Tomb of the Unknown Human”January 26th, 2016
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