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Brett King, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

Contact Information

Brett King, MD, PhD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Dermatology

    1625 Straits Turnpike, Suite 211

    Middlebury, CT 06762

    United States



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 dermatology, in particular for alopecia areata, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, granuloma annulare, sarcoidosis, erosive lichen planus, and 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
  • androgenetic alopecia (male pattern and female pattern hair loss)
  • vitiligo

He is experienced with the use of systemic medications including:

  • JAK inhibitors, e.g. tofacitinib (Xeljanz®), baricitinib (Olumiant®), upadacitinib (Rinvoq®), ruxolitinib (Jakafi®) and ruxolitinib 1.5% cream (Opzelura®), abrocitinib (Cibinqo®), ritlecitinib (Litfulo®)
  • ‘biologics’, e.g. dupilumab (Dupixent®), adalimumab (Humira®), sekucinumab (Cosentyx®), ixekizumab (Taltz®), etc.
  • apremilast (Otezla®), retinoids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil
  • phototherapy

Dr. King is an investigator in numerous clinical trials. He lectures nationally and internationally and publishes extensively.

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

  • Fellowship
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2010)
  • Residency
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2009)
  • Internship
    Massachusetts General Hospital (2006)
  • MD
    Yale University School of Medicine (2005)
  • PhD
    Stanford University, Chemistry (2000)
  • BA
    University of California at Santa Cruz, Chemistry (1992)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Patient Care HeroAmerican Academy of Dermatology (AAD)2022

Departments & Organizations