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Christine Ko, MD

Professor of Dermatology and Pathology

Contact Information

Christine Ko, MD

Mailing Address

  • Dermatology

    PO Box 208059, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8059

    United States

Research Summary

I am studying skin cancer, particularly squamous cell carcinoma and keratoacanthoma. I am also interested in clinical-pathologic correlation and biomarkers of skin disease.

Specialized Terms: Adnexal tumors; Benign and malignant epidermal tumors

Extensive Research Description

I tend to focus on how to distinguish between diseases and disorders that may present in a similar fashion clinically and/or microscopically. I have published papers as well as books in clinical dermatology and dermatopathology (Dermatology: Visual Recognition and Case Reviews, Dermatology Essentials, Dermatopathology: Diagnosis by First Impression).

I am also interested in mechanisms of carcinogenesis, particularly as they relate to squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and a spontaneously regressing tumor called keratoacanthoma.


Research Interests

Carcinoma, Squamous Cell; Dermatology; Epidermis; Keratoacanthoma; Pathology; Skin Neoplasms; Neoplasms, Adnexal and Skin Appendage; Vascular Neoplasms

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