Christine Ko, MD

Professor of Dermatology and Pathology

Research Departments & Organizations

Dermatology: Dermatopathology


WHRY Pilot Project Program Investigators

Yale Cancer Center

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Dermatology; Epidermis; Neoplasms, Adnexal and Skin Appendage; Pathology; Skin Neoplasms; Vascular Neoplasms

Research Summary

I am studying skin cancer, particularly squamous cell carcinoma and keratoacanthoma. I also participate in a multidisciplinary vascular conference and inherited kidney cancer program.

Specialized Terms: Adnexal tumors; Benign and malignant epidermal tumors; Vascular 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 on such subjects.

Selected Publications

See list of PubMed publications

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Contact Info

Christine Ko, MD
Mailing Address
DermatologyPO Box 208059
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8059

Curriculum Vitae

Research Image 1

Squamous cell carcinoma. The lesion has a crateriform architecture. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma does not tend to self-resolve and rarely may metastasize.

Research Image 2

Keratoacanthoma. This lesion has a characteristic crateriform architecture. While standard treatment is to treat keratoacanthoma as a subtype of squamous cell carcinoma, true keratoacanthoma is a self-resolving tumor.