Next Meeting: Robert Pommerening Memorial Lecture Friday, October 9, 2020 at 1:30pm

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“Practical Psychodermatology with a focus on Mogellon’s Syndrome and Body Dysmorphic Disorder”

presented by John Koo, MD and Nicholas Brownstone, MD

The presentation will be held via Zoom. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Trang Nguyen at

John Koo, MD, is a Professor of dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine.

He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was a Harvard National Scholar, a title given to only one per person per class of over 100 medical students. He completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at UCLA and served as chief resident in psychiatry. He also completed a residency in dermatology at UCSF.

He is board certified in both psychiatry and dermatology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Dermatology. He serves as a medical advisory board member for the National Psoriasis Foundation and chairs the Psoriasis Expert Resource Group. He is a founding member of the Association for Psychocutaneous Medicine of North America. With his extensive knowledge and expertise, Dr. Koo is frequently invited to lecture at national and international conferences. Dr. Koo is the founding editor of the Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis and has served on the editorial boards of multiple other journals. He has authored or coauthored more than 300 articles.

Dr. Koo has been listed in Best Doctors in America continuously for several decades. He is the recipient of 2014 American Skin Association (ASA) Annual Research Award, Best Speaker Award at the Fall Dermatology Clinical Symposium and Best Mentor Award at his home institution of UCSF. He is the 3rd ever recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Dr. Brownstone received a BA degree in Psychology from Cornell University and attended medical school at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson in Piscataway, NJ. He is currently a clinical research fellow at the University of California, San Franciso (UCSF) Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center in the Department of Dermatology.


The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.        (Each session is 3.0 credits)

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