User Profile for John Koo MD. UCSF Medical Center; Director, UCSF Psoriasis, Phototherapy, and Skin Treatment Center; Director, Phototherapy Unit, Clinical Research Unit, and Psychodermatology Clinic, San Francisco, California. John Koo’s profile, publications, research topics, and co-authors. Skin therapies: dermatologic perspective on the rheumatology-dermatology interface. Use of psychotropic drugs in dermatology: unique perspectives of a dermatologist and a psychiatrist. Park KK, Swan J, Koo J. Effective treatment of etanercept and phototherapy-resistant psoriasis using the excimer laser. Screening questionnaires for BDD have identified a substantial percentage of patients with BDD who present to dermatology clinics. Stangier et al22 validated the DCQ as a screening instrument in a dermatological sample of 156 female outpatients who presented for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic treatment. John Koo, MD, Director of the Psoriasis, Phototherapy, and Skin Treatment Clinic, Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, is double-boarded in both dermatology and psychiatry.
At any given dermatology clinic in the United States, a significant proportion of patients have skin pathology or a skin complaint associated with an underlying psychiatric illness (1,2). Dermatologists may also shy away from treating the psychiatric component of a patient’s psycho-dermatologic problem if they are not particularly experienced or comfortable prescribing psychotropic medications (1). Evidence-based prescription of anti-psychotics for non-psychotic indications is both internationally prevalent and well-supported by the literature and authoritative text references. DERMATOLOGY DIRECTOR, UCSF PSORIASIS AND SKIN TREATMENT CENTER AND PHOTOTHERAPY UNIT. Robert Kerns, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology at Yale University. John Koo, M.D. is director of the Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center and Phototherapy Unit and associate clinical professor and vice chairman for the department of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center. Los Angeles, Neuropsychiatric Institute, and a residency in dermatology at UCSF. Both these methods are incorporated within TMS techniques. The previous editions were well received by dermatologists. Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, N.C. John Y. M. Koo, M.D. Phototherapy can be used for the treatment of psoriasis skin lesions in patients with psoriatic arthritis, but these patients also require systemic treatment for the joint involvement. Treating a chronic systemic immunologic disease such as psoriasis can be difficult for both patient and physician. UCSF Dermatology.