Dr Ben Ko

Dr Ben Ko

MB ChB (Edinburgh), FRCPCH, MRCP (UK)

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

37 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2978972
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    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    212 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1,470 reviews

    Urgent Care Centre for Children

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5AH
    0 reviews


    Dr Man (Ben) Ko is a Senior Consultant Paediatrician based at Barts NHS Trust and he also sees patients privately, including at The Harley Street Clinic and The Portland Hospital. 

    He has over 20 years’ experience as an NHS Consultant and an extensive clinical portfolio within neurodisability and child development. This covers physical and learning disabilities, autism and the full range of developmental disorders.

     Dr Ko graduated from Edinburgh University and then undertook further training, rotating through tertiary centres, including Great Ormond Street Hospital London and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, He was previously Honorary Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital, prior to his current NHS appointment. He holds a Department of Health national level Clinical Excellence Award, which is only bestowed to the top 10% of UK consultants.

    His approach is parent and child centred, allowing parents and children to make decisions 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. He has also worked with the Motor Disorder Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital and so has expertise in medical assessment and management of children with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders.

    Dr Ko 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 a ministerial advisor to the Department of Work and Pensions and  has contributed to central government policies for disabled children.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Paediatric Neurodisability
    • Child Development
    • Autism
    • Dyspraxia
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Learning Difficulties
    • Spasticity and Dytonia Medical Management
    • Autism
    • ADHD
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Cerebral Palsy


    • MB, ChB - Edinburgh University 1984
    • MRCP (UK) - Royal Colleges of Physician, UK 1987
    • FRCPCH - Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 1996


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