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Emily M. Ko, MD, MSCR

Emily M. Ko, MD, MSCR Physician

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Pennsylvania Hospital

Languages spoken:

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Dr. Ko is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Gynecologic Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Lesions
  • Cervix Biopsy
  • Chemotherapy for Gynecologic Cancers
  • Colposcopy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Gynecology Clinical Trials
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • LEEP Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (RALH)
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Trophoblastic Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Massachusetts
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship: University of North Carolina Hospitals


American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Fellow Member, National American Society of Clinical Oncology: Associate Member, National Gynecologic Oncology Group, National Society of Gynecologic Oncologists: Candidate Member, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ko is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Ko E, Funk MJ, Clark L, Brewster W: Did GOG99 and Portec1 Change Clinical Practice in the United States? Gynecol Oncol 129 (1): 12-17,2013.

Kilgore JE, Jackson AL, Ko EM, Soper JT, Van Le L, Gehrig, PA, Boggess JF: Recurrence-free and 5-year survival following robotic-assisted surgical staging for endometrial carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol 129(1):49-53 (1): 49-53,2013.

Van Le L, Jackson A, Schuler K, Suri A, Kilgore J, Ko E, Gehrig P, Brewster W: Surgical staging in early ovarian carcinoma: Garcia-Soto et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol 206(3):263-4 : 2012.

Franasiak J, Ko EM, Kidd J, Secord AA, Bell M, Boggess JF, Gehrig PA: Physical strain and urgent need for ergonomic training among gynecologic oncologists who perform minimally invasive surgery. Gynecol Oncol 126 (3): 437-42,2012.

Ko EM, Tambouret R, Wilbur D, Goodman A: HPV Reflex Testing in Menopausal Women. Patholog Res Int 181870 : 2011.

Van Le L, Ko E, Gehrig P, Difurio M, Bae-Jump V, Rossi E: Discussion 'Tumor diameter as a predictor in endometrial cancer surgery' by Yanazume et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol 204(6):e1-3 : 2011.

Semere LG, Ko E, Johnson NR, Vitonis AF, Phang LJ, Cramer DW, Mutter GL: Endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia clinical correlates and outcomes. Obstet Gynecol 118(1):21-8 : 2011.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Ob/Gyn
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Walnut Street, 10th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-2345
Fax: (215) 829-3365
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)