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Keith Choate, MD, PhD

Aaron B. and Marguerite Lerner Professor and Chair of Dermatology. Professor of Genetics and Pathology. Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Development

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Keith Choate, MD, PhD

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Keith Choate M.D., Ph.D., is a physician-scientist who employs tools of human genetics to understand fundamental mechanisms of disease. His laboratory studies rare inherited and mosaic skin disorders to identify novel genes responsible for epidermal differentiation and development. His laboratory has identified the genetic basis of over 12 disorders and has developed new therapeutic approaches informed by genetic findings. His laboratory is funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and of Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health.

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

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Resident
    Yale- New Haven Hospital (2008)
  • Intern
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2005)
  • MD
    Yale University School of Medicine (2004)
  • PhD
    Yale University, Cell Biology (2001)
  • MPhil
    Yale University, Cell Biology (2000)
  • BS
    Stanford University, Biological Sciences (1995)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
ICCInterurban Clinical Club2018
ADAAmerican Dermatological Association2017
ASCIAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation2016
Young Investigator AwardAmerican Academy of Dermatology2011
Alpha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha2004

Professional Service

Associate Director Yale Medical Scientist Training ProgramDirector2015 - Present
Board of Directors, Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin TypesMember2015 - 2017
Medical and Scientific Advisory Board, Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin TypesMember2010 - 2017

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