Dr. James Kosko was born in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a fourth generation steel worker and was a union member prior to his medical career. He graduated with a BS degree in Pre-Med from Penn State University where he was a varsity letterman. He received his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his Otolaryngology training at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Kosko moved to Baltimore in 1995 to pursue a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medical School.
Dr. Kosko moved to Orlando in 1996 and was the first physician to join the Nemours Children’s Clinic, Orlando. In addition, he was the first fellowship trained pediatric otolaryngologist in Orlando to devote his practice exclusively to children.
Since moving to Orlando, Dr. Kosko has assumed a leadership role in the medical community. He has been Medical Director of Audiology at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children since his arrival in 1996 and was actively involved in obtaining funding for the infant hearing screening program. He has served as both Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Department of Children’s Surgery at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. In October of 2008 Dr. Kosko joined the staff of the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Kosko is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Kosko has presented his research at numerous local, state, and national meetings. He is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He has also been named to Top Doctors in Orlando for eight consecutive years.
Dr. Kosko remains active outside of medicine. He has been President of Dr Phillips Pop Warner football. He has also been on the booster club board for both Dr Phillips and Lake Highland High Schools. His hobbies include snow skiing, boating, and fishing. Dr. Kosko and his wife enjoy traveling and spending time with their three children.
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