Keith Adam Choate, MD, PhD, FAAD

Associate Professor of Dermatology, of Genetics and of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Cancer Genetics & Genomics

Dermatology: Choate Lab PI | General Dermatology: Yale Dermatology Associates


Office of Student Research

Pathology: Dermatopathology

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS)

Yale Medical Group


Keith Choate M.D., Ph.D., is a physician scientist who brings insights from skin biology research to his broad medical dermatology practice. Dr. Choate is an attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Yale Primary Care Center, Yale Dermatology Associates, and the Veterans’ Administration Hospital. Upon consultation request from colleagues, he sees patients with diverse conditions including skin cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, genetic skin disease, and general medical dermatology concerns. He uses a wide variety of treatment modalities including phototherapy, systemic immunosuppressive agents, and newer disease-targeted “biologic” agents. In addition, Dr. Choate performs skin cancer surgery and skin lesion excisions. Dr. Choate co-directs the monthly Comprehensive Disorders of Keratinization Clinic with Dr. Leonard Milstone which cares for pediatric and adult patients with genetic skin disorders characterized by scaly, red skin and other associated symptoms.

In his research, Dr. Choate uses cutting-edge next generation sequencing technologies to identify mutations causing genetic skin diseases and his group studies the function of identified genes in normal and disease states. His article detailing the genetic basis of the self-healing skin disorder Ichthyosis with Confetti was published in Science, and, for this work, Dr. Choate received the 2011 Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Choate has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and presents his work at national and international meetings. He is a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin types.

Dr. Choate mentors undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in his laboratory, teaches at Yale Medical School, and trains resident physicians and fellows.

Education & Training

MD Yale University School of Medicine (2004)
PhD Yale University, Cell Biology (2000)
BS Stanford University (1995)
Postdoctoral Felllow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale- New Haven Hospital
Intern Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Dermatology (2008)

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Contact Info

Keith Adam Choate, MD, PhD, FAAD
Patient Care Location
Yale Dermatology AssociatesDoctors Building
2 Church Street South, Ste Suite 305

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
DermatologyPO Box 208059
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8059

Curriculum Vitae