Dr. Ellen Koo, MD

Dr. Ellen Koo, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 36
Dr. Ellen Koo, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2008 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment surgery, and more.Read her story

7101 Fairway Dr

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Senile Cataracts
more than 91% of peers
more than 90% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Koo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Koo "Ellen Koo, M.D., is a faculty member of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Koo received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed an Ophthalmology Residency at the Brown University, where she served as Chief Resident, followed by fellowship training in Cornea/External Diseases, Anterior Segment Surgery and Refractive Surgery at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Koo's clinical and research interests include cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, Fuchs Dystrophy and Keratoconus. She also has an interest in Global Ophthalmology and Cataract missions in the developing world. Dr. Koo is fluent in several languages, including English, Korean and Mandarin Chinese, and is available for consultation at Bascom Palmer's Palm Beach Gardens location."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Koo "Dr. Koo believes in using the latest evidence-based research and advancements in technology to benefit her patients. "

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

10  Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Senile Cataracts

18  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Koo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Koo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Koo to family and friends
7 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Koo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I was referred to Dr Koo as I have a very special cataract diagnosis which could make things very complicated with the surgery. Dr Koo reassured me by allaying all of my fears. Surgery went very well, she has given me my sight back.
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I spent three hours in the office for a general ophthalmologic checkup. After the technician workup and waiting fora very long time, Dr Koo came into the office an spent about 2 minutes with me. She never explained anything to me about my condition and wrote me a prescription for new glasses. I...more
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An amazing outstanding surgeon... incredible people s Doctor ... alleviated my wife's fears, answered all questions happily, and most important a most perfect procedure
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Dr. Koo is an excellent physician, very professional and knowledgable. She explains your issues in a clear way that you can understand.
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Dr Koo did an excellent with my cataract surgery! I no longer need my glasses. Highly recommend to anyone thinking of cataract surgery
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