Keith Adam Choate, MD, PhD, FAAD

Associate Professor of Dermatology, of Genetics and of Pathology

Physician Biography

Dr. Choate grew up in Connecticut and California and attended Caterbury School and Stanford University where he graduated in 3 years with honors in biological sciences in 1995. As a researcher in Paul Khavari's laboratory, he performed the first successful ex vivo gene therapy for the genetic skin disorder lamellar ichthyosis and came to Yale in 1996 to begin the Medical Scientist Training Program. He received the M.Phil ('00), Ph.D. (Cell Biology, '01), and MD ('04, cum laude) before an internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Internal Medicine and residency in Dermatology. He pursued post-doctoral training in human genetics. Dr. Choate has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in Science, Nature, Human Molecular Genetics, , The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Nature Medicine, and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. He serves on committees for the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, the Pediatric Dermatolgy Research Alliance, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the Yale Medical Scientist Training Program, and the American Board of Dermatology. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types. Dr. Choate's laboratory is dedicated to understading fundamental genetic and biologic pathways relevant to human disease.

Clinical Interests

  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Dermatology
  • Genetics
  • Ichthyosis
  • Keratoderma, Palmoplantar
  • Mosaicism
  • Pemphigoid, Bullous
  • Pemphigus
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Geriatric
Referrals: MD to MD Consult

Patient Care Organizations

Dermatology: General Dermatology: Yale Dermatology Associates


Pathology: Dermatopathology

Yale Medical Group

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology 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 305

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

New Haven, CT 06520-8059

Curriculum Vitae