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MyEczemaTeam Medical Reviewer | Brian S. Kim, M.D.

Posted on February 21, 2024

Brian S. Kim, M.D.

Brian S. Kim, M.D.

Dr. Brian S. Kim is co-director for the Center for the Study of Itch and Sensory Disorders and associate professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Key discoveries from his laboratory include the first identification of group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) in the skin of both mice and humans, and their role in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis or eczema. Most recently, he has discovered how the immune system directly regulates sensory neurons to modulate the sensation of itch and how natural killer cells may be used as an immunotherapy strategy for atopic dermatitis. These studies have revealed novel therapeutic strategies which have led to successful clinical trials for new drugs for atopic dermatitis. He has multiple patents pending that led to the formation of Nuogen Pharma, Inc. that is developing JAK inhibitors for chronic itching.


  • University of Washington School of Medicine (M.D.)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Residency)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (Fellowship)
  • Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
  • Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
  • Professional Accolades

  • American Skin Association Research Achievement Award in Discovery (2021)
  • Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., International Lectureship Award, Society for Investigative Dermatology (2021)
  • International League of Dermatological Societies Young Dermatologist Achievement Award (2019)
  • American Dermatological Association Young Investigator Award (2019)
  • Board of reviewing editors at eLife
  • Scientific advisory board at Cell Reports Medicine
  • Section editor for the Journal of Immunology
  • Review editor for Frontiers in Immunology
  • Affiliations

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Mark Lebwohl Center for Neuroinflammation and Sensation
  • Social Media Accounts and Websites

  • Twitter: @itchdoctor