Dr. Ko joined Stanford Medicine in 2012 and serves as Medical Director and Chief of Medical Dermatology for Stanford Health Care. He is active in a number of leadership roles within the organization, and is intimately involved in various strategic and operational initiatives at SHC.
Dr. Ko spearheads efforts around community outreach, screening and digital health. His passion for early cancer detection improving care delivery drives his efforts and collaborations to leverage advances in machine learning and artifical intellegence to increase the breadth of populations that can be reached. Some of this work is featured in Nature; more details can be found here: http://cs.stanford.edu/people/esteva/nature/. Further, he developed and runs a virtual teledermatology care delivery program at SHC; providing virtual visits for established patients and remote consultations for providers within the Stanford network. He welcomes opportunities to discuss and collaborate in these areas of investigation.
Dr. Ko has also been driven to find new treatments for alopecia areata, an immune-mediated condition that can progress to total hair loss. He and his team recently completed a seminal study that has help to spur further trials investigating the potential of novel agents in treating alopecia areata: https://insight.jci.org/articles/view/89776 For more information on ongoing clinical trials, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Ko sits on the clinical research advisory board of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.
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 Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program where he served as chief resident in his final year. He is board certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology.
- Skin Cancer
- Alopecia Areata
- Screening for melanoma in high risk patients (family history, red hair, many moles)
- Laser Therapy of Medical Skin Conditions
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology
Director and Chief, Medical Dermatology, Stanford Health Care (2012 - Present)
Director of Outreach and Teledermatology, Stanford Department of Dermatology (2012 - Present)
Co-Chair, Clinic Advisory Council, Stanford Health Care (2018 - Present)
Service Medical Director, Stanford Health Care (2018 - Present)
Physician Leader, Safety, Quality and Performance Improvement, Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine (2017 - Present)
Member, Clinic Advisory Council, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2015 - Present)
Physician Lead and Co-Chair, Clinic Performance Team 4, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2015 - 2018)
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Research Advisory Council, National Alopecia Areata Foundation (2016 - Present)
Board Certification: Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology (2012)
Chief Resident, Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program (2012)
Residency:Massachusetts General Hospital (2012) MA
BA, Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude (2002)
MD, MBA, Tufts University School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha (2008)