Christine J Ko MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology and of Pathology
Christine Ko is Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology.
Most of her time is spent in the Division of Dermatopathology, where
she renders diagnoses for skin biopsies, sent in to Yale from Yale
Dermatology Associates and other dermatology practices in
Connecticut. Dr. Ko is particularly interested in squamous cell
carcinoma and keratocanthoma. She is working on a study of such
tumors, in collaboration with researchers in the Department of
Genetics and the Division of Dermatologic Surgery. For all skin
cancer patients, she conducts rigorous screening skin
examinations on a regular basis to detect skin cancers and sun damage
to optimize prevention and therapy. She is experienced with
surgical treatment of skin cancers, as well as non-surgical methods
to treat skin cancer and precancerous lesions.
Dr. Ko cares for
patients with alopecia and complex dermatologic disease such as
psoriasis, autoimmune blistering diseases (pemphigus foliaceus,
bullous pemphigoid, linear IgA disease) autoimmune connective tissue
diseases (lupus erythematosus, morphea, lichen sclerosus). Dr. Ko
also participates in the multidisciplinary vascular conference at
Yale University, working with physicians from interventional
radiology, pediatrics, and surgery.
Dr. Ko received her AB at Princeton University and MD from New York University School of Medicine. She completed internship at UCLA, and her dermatology residency at University of California, Irvine.
Education & Training
- Princeton University (1995)
- New York University School of Medicine (1999)
- University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Internal Medicine (1999 - 2000)
- University of California, Irvine, CA, Dermatology (2000 - 2003)
- Postdoctoral Fellow
- University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Dermatopathology (2003 - 2004)
- Board Certification
- Dermatopathology, Board Certified (2004)