Dr Ben Ko is a Senior Consultant Paediatrician who has over 20 years of experience as an NHS Consultant. Dr Ko graduated with a Distinction in Paediatrics from Edinburgh University before continuing his training in paediatrics across the UK. He spent time rotating through tertiary centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. Dr Ko was previoulsy an Honorary Consultant to Great Ormond Street Hospital, before his current appointment within the NHS.
Dr Ko has extensive clinical experience in many sub-specialties of his field including neurodisability and child development and covers physical disabilities, learning difficulties, autism and the full range of developmental disorders. His approach is consistently both parent- and child-centred in order that parents and young people are able to make decisions and choices with the best possible information and options available to them. He provides robust, evidence-based developmental diagnosis which many parents find extremely valuable when they are being asked to choose between intervention and secure support for their children.
In addition, Dr Ko has worked with the Motor Disorder Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital where he gained significant expertise in the medical assessment and management of children with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders. He found that some of these children may benefit from medication for their tonal abnormalities, to reduce muscle stiffness and enable better posture and movements. To that end, Dr Ko welcomes referrals from physiotherapists and other professionals.
Dr Ko has gained national recognition for his contribution to paediatrics. He holds a Department of Health National Level Clinical Excellence Award, only bestowed upon the top 10% of UK Consultants.
In addition, he has held numerous offices at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and is currently an Advisor to the Neurodisability Training Committee. He was also a ministerial advisor to the Department of Work and Pensions and as such has contributed to central government policies for disabled children.
Full range of developmental delay
Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
Spasticity and dystonia medical management
Learning difficulties and special educational needs