Kristen M Kelly

Kristen M. Kelly
, MD

Dermatologic Laser Surgery
Dermatology (Skin Disorders)
Port-Wine Stains
Cutaneous Vascular Lesions
Skin Cancer
Pediatric Laser Surgery
Pediatric Surgery

Office Locations

UC Irvine Health Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic
1002 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-824-7997
UC Irvine Health Dermatology Center
Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-0606
Certifications
  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
Clinical Interests
  • Cutaneous vascular lesions
  • Dermatologic laser surgery
  • General dermatology
  • Port wine stain birthmarks
Language
  • English
  • Spanish
Gender
Female
Medical School
University of California, Los Angeles
Internship
St. Mary's Medical Center, Medicine
Residency
UC Irvine Medical Center, Dermatology
Fellowship
UC Irvine Medical Center, Dermatology
Professional Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine
Awards and Recognition
  • America's Top Doctors (Dermatology, Photodynamic Therapy, Vascular Birthmarks), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2012
  • Best Doctors in America® (Dermatology), 2011-2013
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2012-2014
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Innovations, Professional Development Award, 2009
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, 31st Annual Conference Faculty Leader, 2011
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Presidential Citation, 2008
  • Institute for Clinical and Translational Science Mentoring Award, 2011-2012
More Information

Dr. Kelly is a board-certified dermatologist with more than 15 years of experience using lasers to treat vascular birthmarks, including port-wine stains and hemangiomas. She also specializes in cutaneous vascular lesions, skin cancer and other skin conditions, including acne and sun damage. She also is skilled in imaging technologies for accurate diagnosis of skin cancer.

Kelly, who is the only dermatologist at the world-renowned UC Irvine Health Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, is a member of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anaomalies and has lectured widely on the treatment of vascular lesions.

She also is at the forefront of research in the treatment of these vascular skin conditions, and is versed in the use of the latest technologies, techniques and treatments.

Academic Profile
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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Acne: pathogenesis and treatment
  • Birthmarks: diagnosis and treatment
  • Cutaneous disease angiogenesis
  • Dermatologic diagnoses for primary care physicians
  • Hemangiomas: diagnosis and treatment
  • Hypervascular skin lesions
  • Laser skin surgery
  • Pediatric laser surgery
  • Port-wine stain: diagnosis and treatment
  • Skin cancer: diagnosis and management
  • Sun damage: description, prevention