Brett Andrew King MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology; Medical Director, Yale Dermatology-Middlebury

Biographical Info

Dr. Brett King is Assistant Professor of Dermatology, specializing in skin diseases recalcitrant to first-line therapies. He also conducts investigator-initiated clinical trials to try to identify new treatments for cutaneous disorders. In addition to seeing patients at Yale Dermatology Associates in New Haven and Middlebury as well as at the West Haven VA, a significant part of his practice is dedicated to the care of hospitalized patients with cutaneous diseases.

Dr. King provides care of patients with all dermatologic conditions, with special interest in:

  • psoriasis

  • autoimmune blistering diseases such as pemphigus vulgaris and bullous pemphigoid

  • autoimmune connective tissue diseases such as lupus, systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), and morphea

  • inflammatory disorders such as lichen planus, pityriasis rubra pilaris, sarcoidosis and granuloma annulare

  • pruritus (itch) and delusions of parasitosis.

He is experienced with the use of systemic medications including retinoids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, azathioprine (Imuran®), mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept®) and the ‘biologics’ (e.g. etanercept (Enbrel®), adalimumab (Humira®), infliximab (Remicade®) and ustekinumab (Stelara®)) as well as phototherapy.

Dr. King received his B.A. at the University of California at Santa Cruz, his Ph.D. from Stanford University and his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed medical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and dermatology residency at Yale University School of Medicine.

Education & Training

University of California at Santa Cruz (1992)
Stanford University (2000)
Yale University School of Medicine (2005)
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dermatology (2006 - 2009)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine (2005 - 2006)
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dermatology (2009 - 2010)
Board Certification
Dermatology, Board Certified  (2009)

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