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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. 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.
  2. Tartar D, Bhutani T, Huynh M, Berger T, Koo J. Update on the immunological mechanism of action behind phototherapy. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 May 1; 13(5):564-8.
  3. 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 Apr 4.
  4. Levin EC, Debbaneh M, Koo J, Liao W. Biologic therapy in erythrodermic and pustular psoriasis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 Mar 1; 13(3):342-54.
  5. 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, L÷hr 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Levin E, Gupta R, Butler D, Chiang C, Koo JY. Topical steroid risk analysis: Differentiating between physiologic and pathologic adrenal suppression. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014 Dec; 25(6):501-6.
  9. Ryan C, Korman NJ, Gelfand JM, Lim HW, Elmets CA, Feldman SR, Gottlieb AB, Koo JY, Lebwohl M, Leonardi CL, Van Voorhees AS, Bhushan R, Menter A. Research gaps in psoriasis: Opportunities for futureástudies. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jan; 70(1):146-67.
  10. Fitzmaurice S, Bhutani T, Koo J. Goeckerman regimen for management of psoriasis refractory to biologic therapy: the University of California San Francisco experience. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Oct; 69(4):648-9.
  11. Gupta R, Wu JJ, Levin E, Koo JY, Liao W. Possible drug-drug interaction between adalimumab and duloxetine and/or pregabalin in a psoriasis patient. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Oct; 12(10):1089.
  12. Kamangar F, Berger TG, Fazel N, Koo JY. Methotrexate toxicity induced by ciprofloxacin leading to psoriatic plaque ulceration: a case report. Cutis. 2013 Sep; 92(3):148-50.
  13. Gupta R, Levin E, Wu JJ, Koo J, Liao W. An update on drug-drug interactions with biologics for the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014 Feb; 25(1):87-9.
  14. Levin EC, Gupta R, Brown G, Malakouti M, Koo J. Biologic fatigue in psoriasis. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014 Feb; 25(1):78-82.
  15. Gupta R, Debbaneh M, Butler D, Huynh M, Levin E, Leon A, Koo J, Liao W. The Goeckerman regimen for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. J Vis Exp. 2013; (77):e50509.
  16. Heller MM, Wong JW, Lee ES, Ladizinski B, Grau M, Howard JL, Berger TG, Koo JY, Murase JE. Delusional infestations: clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. Int J Dermatol. 2013 Jul; 52(7):775-83.
  17. Dunn JH, Koo J. Psychological Stress and skin aging: a review of possible mechanisms and potential therapies. Dermatol Online J. 2013; 19(6):18561.
  18. Huynh M, Gupta R, Koo JY. Emotional stress as a trigger for inflammatory skin disorders. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Jun; 32(2):68-72.
  19. Koo JY, Leon A, Levin EC. Psychodermatology. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Jun; 32(2):63.
  20. Leon A, Levin EC, Koo JY. Psychodermatology: an overview. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Jun; 32(2):64-7.

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