Brett King, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

Departments & Organizations

Dermatology: Medical Dermatology: Middlebury Dermatology

Scleroderma Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Brett King is Associate Professor of Dermatology, specializing in skin diseases recalcitrant to first-line therapies. He has pioneered the use of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors in cutaneous diseases, in particular for alopecia areata, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis, in addition to other disorders. He sees patients at Yale Dermatology-Middlebury.

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

  • atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • alopecia areata
  • vitiligo
  • sarcoidosis
  • granuloma annulare
  • pemphigus vulgaris, bullous pemphigoid, mucous membrane pemphigoid, and other autoimmune blistering diseases
  • morphea, systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)
  • pruritus (itch)
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis

He is experienced with the use of systemic medications including retinoids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, azathioprine (Imuran®), mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept®), tofacitinib (Xeljanz®), ruxolitinib (Jakafi®), apremilast (Otezla®), and the ‘biologics’ (e.g. etanercept (Enbrel®), adalimumab (Humira®), infliximab (Remicade®), ustekinumab (Stelara®), sekucinumab (Cosentyx®), ixekizumab (Taltz®), IVIG, and rituximab (Rituxan®)), 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

MD Yale University School of Medicine (2005)
PhD Stanford University, Chemistry (2000)
BA University of California at Santa Cruz, Chemistry (1992)
Fellowship Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internship Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certification AB of Dermatology, Dermatology (2009)

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Brett King, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Dermatology - Middlebury1625 Straits Turnpike, Ste Suite 211
Middlebury, CT 06762
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Dermatology1625 Straits Turnpike
Suite 211

Middlebury, CT 06762