American Academy of Dermatology names Brett King ‘Patient Care Hero’

Dr. Brett King, associate professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, has been named an American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) “Patient Care Hero” for his pioneering work treating conditions such as severe alopecia.

AAD cited King’s innovative use of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors to block the cell communication that causes a variety of skin diseases such as alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own hair follicles, causing hair loss.

Although alopecia can happen at any age, the disease often begins during a patient’s childhood or teenage years.

In March, King and his collaborators announced

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