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315-464-4243

Melissa Ko, MD

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

SPECIALTIES

Neurology

LANGUAGES

English
Chinese

PATIENT TYPE

Adults and Children

PATIENT RATING

CLINICAL INTERESTS AND APPROACH TO CARE

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.

CLINICAL TRIALS

Pediatric Optic Neuritis Prospective Outcomes Study (PON1)
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DISEASES & CONDITIONS TREATED

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

TREATMENTS / SERVICES

Lumbar Puncture

CLINICAL LOCATIONS

Upstate Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-464-4243
Upstate Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-464-3938
Upstate Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-464-4243
Upstate Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-464-4243
Upstate Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-464-4243

CLINICAL SECTION AFFILIATIONS

Neurology
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Neuro-Ophthalmology

CURRENT HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES

Upstate University Hospital

CAMPUSES

Downtown
Community

PATIENT RATINGLearn more about ratings

Likelihood of patient recommending this care provider to others
full starfull starfull starfull stareight tenths star4.8 / 5
Degree to which care provider talked with patient using words in clear and simple language
full starfull starfull starfull starnine tenths star4.9 / 5
Amount of time the care provider spent with patient
full starfull starfull starfull starnine tenths star4.9 / 5
Patient confidence in this care provider
full starfull starfull starfull stareight tenths star4.8 / 5
Explanations the care provider gave about patient problems or conditions
full starfull starfull starfull stareight tenths star4.8 / 5
Instructions the care provider gave patient about follow-up care (if any)
full starfull starfull starfull starnine tenths star4.9 / 5
Concern the care provider showed for patient questions or worries
full starfull starfull starfull stareight tenths star4.8 / 5
Care provider's efforts to include patient in decisions about treatment
full starfull starfull starfull stareight tenths star4.8 / 5
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
full starfull starfull starfull starnine tenths star4.9 / 5
Information the care provider gave patient about medications (if any)
full starfull starfull starfull starnine tenths star4.9 / 5

PATIENT COMMENTS

October 30, 2018
Dr. Ko is exceptional!
August 28, 2018
Dr. Ko was great and I would definitely request her in the future, and recommend her to others !!
July 27, 2018
*Dr. M. Ko is an excellent doctor. I have recommended to to many people.
July 17, 2018
Dr. Ko is a very knowledgeable and compassionate physician. I feel very lucky and confident in her care.
May 31, 2018
Dr. Ko truly has a gift. She is extremely intelligent, professional, and caring. She has the ability to make you feel comfortable after receiving a difficult/scary diagnosis. I always feel as though I am the only patient she will see that day. She takes the time to thoroughly examine you, explain/discuss the plan of care, and listen to your questions/concerns. I always feel as though I am included on every decisions related to my care. I respect her and feel confident that she always has my best interests in mind and will fight to ensure that my care is addressed in a timely manner. Upstate is lucky to have a provider like Dr. Ko, she is truly an asset to our community.