Clinical Cases in Phototherapy will be based on real life scenarios of patient cases which have been encountered over several decades in one of the largest phototherapy centers in the United States. To our knowledge, there has not been anything similar published to date. By presenting various cases and how to manage such cases, we aim to educate dermatology trainees and practicing dermatologist who are trying to familiarize themselves with phototherapy.
A recent study has shown that many dermatologists do not know how to administer phototherapy, and most graduating residents do not have adequate teaching and experience with administering phototherapy during their residencies. Therefore, the hope is that Clinical Cases in Phototherapy will fill a critical gap in the field of dermatology.
About the Author
Dr. John Koo is the former vice chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of California San Francisco. He is also the former director of the Psoriasis, Phototherapy, and Skin Treatment Center at UCSF, which is one of the largest phototherapy centers in the United States. Dr. Koo is an expert in the management of psoriasis with decades of experience in overseeing phototherapy for patients with psoriasis, as well as other photo-responsive skin conditions. He also oversees the Goeckerman program at UCSF. Dr. Koo has published various books on psoriasis treatments, including the series Mild to Moderate Psoriasis and Moderate to Severe Psoriasis, both of which include detailed chapters on phototherapy.
Dr. Mio Nakamura is a psoriasis and clinical research fellow currently training under Dr. Koo. Dr. Nakamura currently assists in overseeing the phototherapy and Goeckerman units at UCSF. She is involved in clinical research for psoriasis, including a trial on a novel dosimetry protocol for Excimer laser.