Dr Ben Ko
Ben is a Senior Consultant Paediatrician, with over 20 years’ experience as an NHS Consultant. After graduating from Edinburgh University with Distinction in Paediatrics, he continued his training in paediatrics in the UK, rotating through tertiary centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. He was an Honorary Consultant to Great Ormond Street Hospital, prior to his current NHS appointment at Barts Health NHS Trust, London.
Ben has an extensive clinical portfolio in the field of neurodisability and child development, covering autism, dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), physical disabilities and learning difficulties,. His approach is parent and child centred, so that parents and young people are able to make decisions and choices with the best possible opinion and options. He provides robust, evidence based developmental diagnosis, which many parents find invaluable in helping to choose intervention and secure support for their children.
Ben has gained national recognition for his contribution to paediatrics. He was selected for a Department of Health national level Clinical Excellence Award, which is bestowed to only the top 10% of UK Consultants. 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 Convenor to the British Association for Community Child Health (BACCH), a major learned British Medical Society. He has written national guidelines for BACCH in Special Education Needs for doctors. He was appointed a ministerial advisor to the Department of Work and Pensions, and as such had contributed to central government policies for disabled children.