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John Koo, M.D.

Director of the Psoriasis, Phototherapy and Skin Treatment Clinic

Dr. John Koo is the director of the Psoriasis, Phototherapy and Skin Treatment Clinic. His main interest is in psoriasis therapy, phototherapy, eczema psychodermatology and quality of life research. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Clinics

Psoriasis, Phototherapy and Skin Treatment Clinic
515 Spruce St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 476–4701
Fax: (415) 502–4126

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Japanese

Education

Harvard University School of Medicine 1981

Residencies

UCLA Medical Center, Psychiatry 1985
UCSF Medical Center, Dermatology 1988

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Brown GE, Malakouti M, Sorenson E, Gupta R, Koo JY. Psychodermatology. Adv Psychosom Med. 2015; 34:123-34.
  2. Sorenson E, Malakouti M, Brown G, Koo J. Enhancing patient satisfaction in dermatology. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2015 Feb; 16(1):1-4.
  3. Sorenson E, Levin E, Koo J, Berger TG. Successful use of a modified Goeckerman regimen in the treatment of generalized prurigo nodularis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Jan; 72(1):e40-2.
  4. Malakouti M, Brown GE, Sorenson E, Leon A, Koo J, Levin EC. Successful use of the excimer laser for generalized psoriasis in an ustekinumab non-responder. Dermatol Online J. 2014; 21(3).
  5. Tran AN, Koo JY. Risk of systemic toxicity with topical lidocaine/prilocaine: a review. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 Sep; 13(9):1118-22.
  6. Feldman SR, Malakouti M, Koo JY. Social impact of the burden of psoriasis: effects on patients and practice. Dermatol Online J. 2014 Aug; 20(8).
  7. Wang E, Koo J, Levy E. Intralesional corticosteroid injections for vitiligo: a new therapeutic option. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Aug; 71(2):391-3.
  8. Tartar D, Bhutani T, Huynh M, Berger T, Koo J. Update on the immunological mechanism of action behind phototherapy. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 May; 13(5):564-8.
  9. Bhatia BK, Millsop JW, Debbaneh M, Koo J, Linos E, Liao W. Diet and psoriasis, part II: celiac disease and role of a gluten-free diet. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Aug; 71(2):350-8.
  10. Millsop JW, Bhatia BK, Debbaneh M, Koo J, Liao W. Diet and psoriasis, part III: role of nutritional supplements. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Sep; 71(3):561-9.
  11. Debbaneh M, Millsop JW, Bhatia BK, Koo J, Liao W. Diet and psoriasis, part I: Impact of weight loss interventions. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jul; 71(1):133-40.
  12. Levin EC, Debbaneh M, Koo J, Liao W. Biologic therapy in erythrodermic and pustular psoriasis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 Mar; 13(3):342-54.
  13. Debbaneh MG, Levin E, Sanchez Rodriguez R, Leon A, Koo J, Rosenblum MD. Plaque-based sub-blistering dosimetry: Reaching PASI-75 after two treatments with 308-nm excimer laser in a generalized psoriasis patient. J Dermatolog Treat. 2015 Feb; 26(1):45-8.
  14. Malakouti M, Brown GE, Wang E, Koo J, Levin EC. The role of IL-17 in psoriasis. J Dermatolog Treat. 2015 Feb; 26(1):41-4.
  15. Brown G, Malakouti M, Wang E, Koo JY, Levin E. Anti-IL-17 phase II data for psoriasis: A review. J Dermatolog Treat. 2015 Feb; 26(1):32-6.
  16. Levin E, Debbaneh M, Malakouti M, Brown G, Wang E, Gupta R, Butler D, Huynh M, Leon A, Koo JY. Supraerythemogenic excimer laser in combination with clobetasol spray and calcitriol ointment for the treatment of generalized plaque psoriasis: Interim results of an open label pilot study. J Dermatolog Treat. 2015 Feb; 26(1):16-8.
  17. Malakouti M, Brown G, Wang E, Leon A, Koo J. How to optimally manage unhappy, anxious, and difficult patients. Clin Dermatol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 32(5):697-700.
  18. Sanchez Rodriguez R, Pauli ML, Neuhaus IM, Yu SS, Arron ST, Harris HW, Yang SH, Anthony BA, Sverdrup FM, Krow-Lucal E, MacKenzie TC, Johnson DS, Meyer EH, Löhr A, Hsu A, Koo J, Liao W, Gupta R, Debbaneh MG, Butler D, Huynh M, Levin EC, Leon A, Hoffman WY, McGrath MH, Alvarado MD, Ludwig CH, Truong HA, Maurano MM, Gratz IK, Abbas AK, Rosenblum MD. Memory regulatory T cells reside in human skin. J Clin Invest. 2014 Mar 3; 124(3):1027-36.
  19. Park KK, Swan JW, Eilers D, Tung R, Koo J. Woronoff ring associated with adalimumab therapy for psoriasis. Cutis. 2014 Feb; 93(2):E1-2.
  20. Wu W, Debbaneh M, Moslehi H, Koo J, Liao W. Tonsillectomy as a treatment for psoriasis: a review. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014 Dec; 25(6):482-6.

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