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  • Wei-Che Ko

    Wei-Che Ko, MD

    Academic Role: Research Fellow

    College: Tufts University 
    Medical School: University of Massachusetts 
    Hometown: Needham, MA

    Wei hails from Needham, Mass. and after graduation from Tufts University for undergrad, he stayed in the area to attend medical school at UMass Medical School. He has a deep appreciation for the human aspect of medicine, which is so central to the core values of UMMS. Wei has a background in biomedical engineering and computational science and is excited to meld that with dermatology to advance scientific understanding of skin diseases and to translate that to clinical care. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys the easy accessibility to the mountains and the rail trails in Central Mass. With interest in all things coffee, he has been known to bring a camping-style French press and hand-crank grinder to the wilderness  so that freshly brewed coffee is always within arm's reach. He is on an investigational track (2 + 2) in our dermatology residency and will be continuing on as a postdoc to study inflammatory skin diseases using single-cell RNA sequencing techniques.