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Dr. James Ko, MD


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Clinical Specialty

Medical and Surgical Dermatology

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology - Certified

Clinical Expertise

Medical and Procedural Dermatology

Prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer

Acne, rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis and hair loss.

Education & Training

Washington University in St. Louis, BA, with College Honors

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MD

University of Maryland Medical Center, Preliminary Medicine Intern

Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University Consortium, Dermatology Residency

Professional Membership

American Academy of Dermatology

American Medical Association

Pennsylvania Medical Society

Faculty Appointments


Academic & Teaching Responsibilities



Hobbies & Interests

Tennis, Running, Hiking, Clarinet, Guitar

Awards & Honors


Research / Publications

  1. Diagnostic Outcomes of Clinically Diagnosed Lichen Planus Like Keratosis. Ko, James; Jordan Phillips, Sheinbein, David. Oral Presentation. Washington University Dermatology Residency Research Symposium.
  2. Complications After Mohs Micrographic Surgery in Patients Aged 85 and Older. Nemer, Kathleen; Ko, James, Hurst, Eva; Dermatologic Surgery. Published February 2021.
  3. Positive Bacterial Culture Results at a Dermatologic Surgery center: A Single Site Retrospective Review. Dietert, Jessica B.; Ko, James, Hurst, Eva. Dermatologic Surgery. Published June 2020.
  4. Serum sickness-like reaction following initiation of Trikafta therapy. Steven Brennan MBBS, Itay Marmor MD, Christine Schafer MD, James Ko MD, José A. Torres Garcia MD MHA, Ilana S. Rosman MD, Carrie Coughlin MD, Andrea Coverstone MD, Andrew J. White MD. Pediatric Pulmonology. Published Nov 2020.
  5. Lower Face Assymetry as a Result of Concurrent Treatment with Onabotulinumtoxin A and Er: YAG Laser; Cosmetic Surgery Forum: December 2019. Ko, James; Levin, Ethan; Hurst, Eva. Oral Presentation and Poster.
  6. A Case of Scleromyxedema with Histologic Features of Granulomatous Dermatitis. AAD Gross and Microscopic Symposium. March 2020. Ko, James; Compton, Leigh, Ruddy, Paetra. Poster Presentation.
  7. A Case of Extensive Grover’s Disease –September 2018 Missouri Dermatologic Society Annual Meeting. Ko, James; Jones, Heather. Oral Presentation.
  8. Pralatrexate-associated skin necrosis: a potential severe adverse effect. 3rd World Congress on Cutaneous Lymphomas July 2016. Ko, James; Rosman, Ilana; Scaeffer, Andras; McHargue, Chauncey; Carson, Kenneth; Musiek, Amy. Poster presentation.
  9. Dialogues in Dermatology Commentaries; AAD; Ko, James; Council, Laurin Advanced Systemic Therapies – Mar 2019; Infections that Bite Us – July 2019; Isotretinoin Update – Sep 2019