The EMJ Podcast | Episode 153
Christine Ko, Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, joins Jonathan to discuss her early career and the ever-increasing burden of skin cancer. Ko also introduces Jonathan to the field of transplant dermatology.
Christine Ko is a Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, specialising in dermatopathology. Ko received her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, before receiving her medical degree from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, New York, USA. Her research focuses on squamous cell carcinoma, keratoacanthoma, and clinicopathologic correlation of skin disease. With over 100 publications to her name, she is an established authority in dermatology, publishing numerous reviews and chapters, as well as a book entitled ‘How to Improve Doctor-Patient Connection: Using Psychology to Optimize Healthcare Interactions’, which was inspired by her experience as the mother of a patient. Ko’s achievements have recently been recognised, as she was awarded The Op Ed Project Public Voices Fellowship, a national initiative aiming to dramatically increase the public impact of the USA’s top underrepresented thinkers. Outside of academia, Ko enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and writing, and is due to publish her first children’s book this year.