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John Koo


Director, Psoriasis, Phototherapy and Skin Treatment Clinic

Dr. John Koo is a dermatologist and director of the UCSF Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center.

Koo's research interests include psoriasis therapies, phototherapy, eczema, psychodermatology (the connection between mental stress and skin health) and quality of life issues.

Koo earned his medical degree from Harvard University. He completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, followed by a residency in dermatology at UCSF.

Koo serves on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 1981

  • Residencies

    UCLA, Psychiatry, 1985

    UCSF, Dermatology, 1988

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

    Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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