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  • Paul A. Khavari, MD, PhD

    Paul A. Khavari, MD, PhD

    Carl J. Herzog Professor in Dermatology in the School of Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We work in epithelial tissue as a model system to study stem cell biology, cancer and new molecular therapeutics. Epithelia cover external and internal body surfaces and undergo constant self-renewal while responding to diverse environmental stimuli. Epithelial homeostasis precisely balances stem cell-sustained proliferation and differentiation-associated cell death, a balance which is lost in many human diseases, including cancer, 90% of which arise in epithelial tissues.

  • Phuong Khuu, MD

    Phuong Khuu, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology

    Bio Phuong Khuu, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatric Dermatology at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Her clinical interests include children with complex dermatologic diseases and epidermolysis bullosa. Her research interest is in clinical management of epidermolysis bullosa.

  • James Michael Kilgour

    James Michael Kilgour

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dermatology

    Bio James grew up in Oxford in the United Kingdom. He graduated from Cardiff University School of Medicine with honours in 2017, and has a BSc in Medical Education. Following graduation, he completed two years as a clinical academic in Dermatology at the University of Oxford, conducting research investigating patient-reported outcome measures and quality of life in patients with Graft-versus-Host-Disease following allogenic stem cell transplant. He has also extensively published in Medical Education, and is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of a novel peer reviewed medical journal targeted at encouraging medical students to publish and peer review.

  • Youn H Kim, MD

    Youn H Kim, MD

    The Joanne and Peter Haas, Jr., Professor for Cutaneous Lymphoma Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical research in cutaneous lymphomas, especially, mycosis fungoides; studies of prognostic factors, long-term survival results, and effects of therapies. Collaborative research with Departments of Pathology and Oncology in basic mechanisms of cutaneous lymphomas. Clinical trials of new investigative therapies for various dermatologic conditions or clinical trials of known therapies for new indications.

  • Justin M Ko, MD, MBA

    Justin M Ko, MD, MBA

    Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

    Bio Dr. Ko joined Stanford Medicine in 2012 and serves as Director and Chief of Medical Dermatology for Stanford Health Care (SHC) while also spearheading the dermatology department's efforts around network development, telehealth and quality/safety/performance improvement. He is active in a number of leadership roles within the organization including co-chairing the Clinic Advisory Council, a forum of medical and executive leaders of Stanford Health Care’s Ambulatory clinics, and as a Service Medical Director.

    His passion for melanoma, early cancer detection, and improving care delivery drives his efforts and research around leveraging advances in machine learning and artifical intelligence to increase the breadth of populations that can be reached. He developed and runs a virtual teledermatology care delivery program at SHC, providing virtual visits for patients and remote consultations for providers within the network. He is currently working on collaborations and interventions that layer advances in deep learning on remote care capabilities to enhance access, quality and value of dermatologic care.

    Dr. Ko has also been driven to find new treatments for alopecia areata, an immune-mediated condition that can progress to total hair loss through various clinical trials and translational research efforts. He sits on the clinical research advisory board of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. This work in alopecia areata has also led to his role in helping to form a team centered around clinical and translational research efforts for atopic dermatitis.

    He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and worked in investment banking; mergers and acquisitions at JP Morgan before going on to earn a combined medical and business degree at Tufts University. During medical school, he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Ko then performed his residency at the Harvard Dermatology Residency Training Program where he served as chief resident.

  • Gina Park Kwon, MD

    Gina Park Kwon, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology

    Bio Dr. Gina Kwon is a board certified dermatologist specializing in comprehensive dermatologic care covering skin cancer treatment and prevention, evaluation of moles and skin growths, actinic keratosis, warts, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and contact dermatitis.

    Dr. Kwon received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Brown University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and then received her medical degree at Stanford University. After medical school, Dr. Kwon completed an internship in Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore before completing her dermatology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed the last year of her residency at Stanford as a research fellow and clinical resident where she studied new ways to prevent and treat basal cell carcinomas.