Laura Matsen Ko, MD

Specialty:

  • Orthopedic

Subspecialties:

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Total Joint Replacements

Care Center:

Orthopedic Physician Associates

Clinic Locations:

  • First Hill
  • Laurelhurst
Biography

Laura Matsen Ko, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with specialized training in the treatment of hip and knee arthritic disorders. She has two years of advanced training in minimally invasive anterior total hip replacement, total knee replacement, revision total hip and knee replacement and fracture care.

She strives to give each of her patients highly personalized treatment, just as she would want for a member of her own family. She is dedicated to getting her patients back to the activities they enjoy.

Born and raised in Seattle, Dr. Matsen Ko was excited to bring her medical and surgical training back to Seattle to join her husband, Dr. Kevin Ko, in practice with Orthopedic Physician Associates. When she’s not helping patients, it is likely that she’ll be enjoying the outdoors with her extended family and Seattle friends. She particularly enjoys running, cycling, mountain climbing and backcountry skiing.

Learn more about Dr. Matsen Ko at www.seattlejointsurgeons.com.

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Education & Fellowship

Education
BA, Whitman College, President's Scholarship for Academics
MD, Oregon Health & Science University

Residency
Orthopedic surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Fellowship
Adult reconstruction and trauma, Providence St. Vincent, Portland, OR
Adult reconstruction, The Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Board certification
Board eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Member, King County Medical Society


Awards

American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leader
American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum

Oregon Health & Science University Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation – Morris Hughes Award
Presented to the resident who best demonstrates concern for patients and for education of the next generation of physicians.

Surgical Facilities

Seattle Surgery Center
Swedish Orthopedic Institute