Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology


  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, PA, 2005

Residencies & Internships

  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Otolaryngology, OH, 2010
  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center, General Surgery, OH, 2006

About Me

The Ear, Nose & Throat team at Henry Ford Hospital was recently ranked 23rd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report on its 2018-19 Best Hospitals list.


Titles: Otolaryngology Residency, Program Director


Biographical Statement: 

I am board certified in otolaryngology – head & neck surgery and have been a faculty member with Henry Ford since 2010. As a general otolaryngologist, I see patients of all ages, from premature babies to older adults and will be happy to take care any ear, nose, or throat surgery problem from tonsillitis to sleep apnea to sinus problems to broken facial bones to diagnosing your head & neck cancer and more. 

Most importantly, I promise to treat you like a person, not a disease, as we work together to fix what’s bothering you.

Research Interests:
My interests are in process improvement and education. 


Awards and Honors:

  • Richard D. Nichols Outstanding Otolaryngology Teacher Award (2013-14)


English, Cantonese, Mandarin


Blog Posts
  • Tonsils & Adenoids: Your Questions Answered

    When your child has frequent bouts of strep throat or sleep apnea, is it time for the tonsils or adenoids to come out? Maybe. A pediatric ENT explains what tonsils and adenoids are, why they're sometimes removed during childhood and when parents should question tonsillectomy.

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2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202
Henry Ford Medical Center - Lakeside
14500 Hall Rd
Sterling Hgts, MI 48313

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Patient Ratings

Overall Patient Ratings:

4.7 out of 5
52 Ratings

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Knowledgeable, professional, concerned,patient


Dr Ko is a great physician. He is knowledgeable, caring, upbeat, and he explains medical Issues well. I have seen him for two different issues over the years. I have been extremely satisfied with my treatment by Dr Ko. I specifically waited for an appointment to see him this time. My only complaint is that he is too popular! It is difficult to get in to see him in a reasonable amount of time!


I was surprised and very pleased with the amount of time that Dr. Ko spent with me. He was extremely thorough and explained some things about my condition that I would have asked. I was concerned about my ears and he explained the connection between my ears and nose. It was such a relief. He gave me prescriptions and explained again, very thoroughly how to use them . I loved how he interacted with me. He was very personable but professional at all times. I have already referred my grandson to him because I have total confidence that he will be able to get to the bottom of his issues.


Very good. Very thorough, listened well & answered questions.


This was my first visit with this provider. It was a great experience. Some tests were done that I was not expecting but overall glad the doctor did them. He had a young man that was shadowing him and performed some of the tests. I had no issues with that. Both were well mannered and explained everything that was done.

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