John Koo, MD

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.


Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center
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.

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Harvard University School of Medicine 1981


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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Sekhon S, Kroumpouzos G, Koo J. Psychopharmacology. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Aug; 153(4):549-556.
  2. Yang EJ, Sekhon S, Beck KM, Bhutani T, Koo J. Neuromodulation in Inflammatory Skin Disease. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2018 Mar; 8(1):1-4.
  3. Jeon C, Nakamura M, Koo J. Examining specimens brought in by a patient with delusional parasitosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Jan; 78(1):e1.

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