Christine J Ko, MD

Professor of Dermatology

Research Interests

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

Research Organizations

Dermatology: Dermatopathology


Cancer Center

Office of Cooperative Research

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

  • Ko CJ, McNiff JM, Glusac EJ. Melanocytic nevi with features of Spitz nevi and Clark’s/dysplastic nevi (“Spark’s nevi”). J Cutan Pathol 2009;36:1063-1069.
  • Ko CJ, Subtil A. Clear (pale) cell acanthosis as an incidental finding. J Cutan Pathol 200936:573-7.
  • Ko CJ, Leffell DL, McNiff JM. Adenosquamous carcinoma: a report of 9 cases with p63 and cytokeratin 5/6 staining. J Cutan Pathol 200936:448-52.
  • Ko CJ, Glusac EJ, McNiff JM. Squamous cell carcinomas with single cell infiltration: a potential diagnostic pitfall and the utility of MNF116. J Cutan Pathol 200835:353-7.

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Contact Info

Christine J Ko, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale DermatopathologyLippard Lab for Clinical Investigation
15 York Street, Ste LMP 5031

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Dermatology AssociatesDoctors Building
2 Church Street South, Ste 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208059
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8059

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