karl w. staser, m.D., ph.D. .

Instructor of Dermatology


Dr. Karl Staser graduated with an AB in American History and Literature from Harvard College in 2002. During his post-baccalaureate pre-medical education, he worked as a research technician with Dr. Andy McMahon at Harvard and Dr. Sid Shaw at Indiana University. He then enrolled in the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he completed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute “year-out” research fellowship for medical students and subsequently entered the Indiana University Medical Scientist Training Program under the supervision of Dr. Wade Clapp. Dr. Staser then joined the Physician Scientist Training Program at Washington University and completed his internal medicine internship and dermatology residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2017. He is now researching novel therapies for graft-versus-host disease and cutaneous T cell lymphoma in Dr. John F. DiPersio’s lab at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University in St. Louis.


Dr. Staser is an instructor of dermatology specializing in the care of patients with skin diseases related to cancer, bone marrow transplantation, and solid organ transplantation.


Publications can be found at MyBibliography https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1p_Ztar9RuA5H/bibliography/53357422/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending