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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
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
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
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
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 research efforts for eczema.
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.