Christine Ko, MD

Professor of Dermatology and Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Dermatology: Dermatopathology | Yale Dermatology Associates

Pathology: Experimental Pathology Graduate Program | Surgical Pathology: Dermatopathology

Vascular Anomalies & Malformations Program

WHRY Pilot Project Program Investigators

Yale Cancer Center: Melanoma Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Christine Ko is Professor of Dermatology and Pathology. She is board certified in dermatology with a specialty certificate in dermatopathology. 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 currently specializes in Transplant Dermatology, providing care for patients with organ transplants who are generally on immunosuppressive medications and are at higher risk for skin cancer. 

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.  Her research focuses on skin cancer, particularly squamous cell carcinoma and keratoacanthoma, in collaboration with researchers in the Department of Genetics and the Division of Dermatologic Surgery. 

Education & Training

MD New York University School of Medicine (1999)
BA Princeton University (1995)
Postdoctoral Fellow University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Resident University of California, Irvine, CA
Intern University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Board Certification AB of Dermatology, Dermatology (2003, recertified: 2011)
Board Certification AB of Dermatology, Dermatopathology (2004)

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Christine Ko, MD
Patient Care Locations
Transplant DermatologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Fl 4th floor Ste Transplant Center

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale DermatopathologyLaboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
15 York Street, Fl 5th floor Ste Dermatopathology Rm LMP 5031

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
DermatologyPO Box 208059
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8059

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