Dr. Ko received a BS degree in Biology in 2007 at Colorado State University and a MS degree in Microbiology and Immunology from New York Medical College in 2011. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2015 from St.George's University School of Medicine. Following her MD degree, she completed a pediatrics residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and completed her subspecialty training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of New Mexico.

Personal Statement

I chose to focus my research during fellowship on pediatric hepatitis C testing. Given my prior studies during graduate school in the field of microbiology and immunology, I have always been interested in infectious disease. Though congenital hepatitis C infection is much more rare than other infections, it has the potential to lead to a devastating result in children and I felt that studying what may help improve pediatric testing could have a great impact in this population. As we see many opiate-exposed neonates in the NICU, I feel that this provides us a great opportunity to get these infants linked into care sooner rather than later.