Brain in Pandemic, 2020, oil painting, is a symbol of our collective unity in the fight against the pandemic, while Empty Gloves, 2020, is a personal remembrance of a colleague who passed away due to COVID-19. Kathryn believes we can do better to respond to medical emergencies and take heed of early warnings: “The coronavirus has left a wound that is still raw and not healed. I will never again take breathing for granted”.
Kathryn Ko is a Neurosurgeon based in New York City. She graduated from the University of Hawaii, School of Medicine and completed Neurosurgery training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Kathryn Ko was chosen as the inaugural Artist in Residence for the American Medical Women's Association in 2015. For Kathryn, “everything is art and nothing is not science. It begins with the scalpel and concludes with the brush.”