Kristen M Kelly

Kristen M. Kelly, MD



Clinical Interests

Cutaneous vascular lesions, Dermatologic laser surgery, General dermatology, Port wine stain birthmarks

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  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
  • English
  • Spanish
Medical School
St. Mary Medical Center - Long BeachInternal Medicine
University of California, IrvineDermatology
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Dermatology, UCI School of Medicine
Awards and Recognition
  • America's Top Doctors (Dermatology, Photodynamic Therapy, Vascular Birthmarks), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2012
  • Best Doctors in America® (Dermatology), 2011-2013, 2015, 2016
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2012-2020
  • 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. Kristen 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 UCI Health Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, is a member of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies 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.

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

UCI Health Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic
1002 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-824-7997
Fax: 949-824-2726
UCI Health Dermatology Center
Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-0606
Fax: 855-209-8413