Brett A. King, MD,PhD



Conditions & Treatments

Alopecia, Eczema, Scleroderma, Vitiligo (Pigment)

(203) 577-1050
Accepting New Patients


Brett A. King, MD, PhD, is a nationally recognized dermatology expert in alopecia areata, a chronic skin condition that causes patchy or universal hair loss.

When people have this condition, the body’s immune system attacks some or all hair follicles. It can lead to the loss of hair on the head, eyebrows, eyelashes, beard and body. Dr. King understands the profound consequences this often has on peoples’ lives.  “Alopecia areata causes so much anxiety, despair and pressure for patients and families—it’s devastating,” says Dr. King. Many aspects of a person’s life can be affected, he explains, such as relationships and careers. “It’s hard to interact with people when you don’t have eyelashes or eyebrows.”

Dr. King, who is the medical director of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, Conn., is also a researcher and an assistant professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine. He performs clinical trials on the effectiveness of a class of drugs called Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitors for alopecia areata, as well as other related skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and vitiligo. His research, which is published in leading medical journals, demonstrates how JAK inhibitors can effectively calm the immune system response in several skin disorders.





Affiliated With

Yale Medicine


Education & Training


University of California at Santa Cruz;Stanford University;Yale University School of Medicine


Massachusetts General Hospital


Yale New Haven Hospital


Yale New Haven Hospital

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare