Brett A. King, MD,PhD



Conditions & Treatments

Alopecia, Eczema, Scleroderma, Vitiligo (Pigment)

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Brett King, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Dermatology, specializing in skin diseases recalcitrant to first-line therapies. He has pioneered the use of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors in cutaneous diseases, in particular for alopecia areata, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, granuloma annulare, sarcoidosis, and erosive lichen planus, in addition to other disorders. He sees patients at Yale Dermatology-Middlebury.  

Dr. King provides care of patients with all dermatologic conditions, with special interest in:

  • atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • alopecia areata    
  • vitiligo
  • sarcoidosis    
  • granuloma annulare    
  • lichen planus   
  • pemphigus vulgaris, bullous pemphigoid, mucous membrane pemphigoid, and other autoimmune blistering diseases    
  • morphea, systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)    
  • erythema multiforme    
  • pruritus (itch)    
  • drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms)   
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis  

He is experienced with the use of systemic medications including retinoids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, azathioprine (Imuran®), mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept®), tofacitinib (Xeljanz®), baricitinib (Olumiant®), upadacitinib (Rinvoq®),ruxolitinib (Jakafi®), apremilast (Otezla®), and the ‘biologics’ (e.g. etanercept (Enbrel®), adalimumab (Humira®), infliximab (Remicade®), ustekinumab (Stelara®), sekucinumab (Cosentyx®), ixekizumab (Taltz®), IVIG, and rituximab (Rituxan®)), as well as phototherapy.  

Dr. King is an investigator in numerous clinical trials. He lectures nationally and internationally and publishes extensively.  

Dr. King received his B.A. at the University of California at Santa Cruz, his Ph.D. from Stanford University and his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed medical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and dermatology residency at Yale University School of Medicine.





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