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Pui-Yan Kwok, MD, PhD

Professor of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

Henry Bachrach Distinguished Professor
Investigator, Cardiovascular Research Institute

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Dermatology Practice - Psoriasis Day Care Center

1515 Spruce Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

415.476.4701 phone

415.502.4126 fax


Dr. Kwok is conducting research in three areas of modern human genetics. First, he is developing efficient methods for single DNA molecule analysis with the goals of mapping whole genomes. Second, he is applying state-of-the-art genetic tools to search for genetic factors associated with common diseases, including psoriasis, lupus, stroke, and sudden cardiac arrest. Third, he is studying genes involved in drug transport and metabolism to identify gene variants that affect drug response or lead to adverse reactions. Dr. Kwok has published more than 120 original scientific articles, 10 book chapters, and 1 book. Dr. Kwok is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese and is interested in serving Chinese patients in the community.


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