Medical painting and Neurosurgery, Dr. Ko
Dr. Ko, a self taught Ambidexter, completed Neurosurgery training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City and earned a MFA from the Academy of Art University. During residency she also launched her complementary career in art by using the pulsed ruby laser to create medical holograms of the human brain in collaboration with Holographics, Inc. Ko regards art as a necessary continuation of her surgical practice. The operating theater is her studio; the treatment of the subject begins with the scalpel and ends with the brush.
Dr. Ko has devoted much of her career to working in some of the most underserved, underprivileged and violent areas of New York. She has treated
critically injured brain and spinal trauma patients at nine Level One Trauma Centers, and served as Neurosurgery Chief at three. She is currently Chief