Melissa W Ko, MD

Melissa W Ko, MD
Appointed 08/04/08
University Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Neurology: Neuro-Ophthalmology and Headache
  • Ophthalmology: Neuro-Ophthalmology

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Neurology

Clinic/Unit

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute, 2008, Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania Health System, 2007, Neurology
  • Internship: University of Pennsylvania Health System, 2004, Internal Medicine
  • MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2003
  • BA: Yale University, 1998, Biology

Clinical Interests

  • I evaluate and treat adults and children (infants included) with neuro-ophthalmologic conditions including: optic neuropathies/neuritis, optic disc swelling/papilledema/pseudotumor cerebri, tumors/disorders of the optic pathway, pupillary abnormalities, diplopia (double vision), eye movement disorders/nystagmus, and visual complaints stemming from migraine/headache.

Research Interests

  • My research involves the role of weight gain and recurrence of pseudotumor cerebri. I am also involved at the state and national level for legislative and patient advocacy in the field of neurology.

Specialties & Certification

  • Neurology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Pupillary Defect
  • Visual Field Defect

Treats

  • Adults and Children

Treatments/Services

  • Lumbar Puncture

Associations/Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Active Member

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • Chinese

HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview

6/18/14 Headaches and vision problems

Publications

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