Faculty Profile

Kichul Ko
Section of Rheumatology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director

Academic Interests

Dr. Ko is interested in the molecular mechanisms behind systemic lupus, especially in lupus nephritis, and how they play a role in clinical manifestations and heterogeneity of the disease. He's also interested in clinical trials involving novel therapies for lupus.

Clinical Interests

Management of systemic lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, mixed connective tissue disease, rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis


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  • MD, 2007, Rush Medical College, Medicine
  • Residency, 2010, Thomas Jefferson University, Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2013, The University of Chicago, Rheumatology