International Psoriasis Council

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Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.





Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco
United States
Dr. Kelly Cordoro is a Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. She is Division Chief of Pediatric Dermatology, the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Director, and the McCalmont Family Endowed Professor in Pediatric Dermatology at UCSF. Dr. Cordoro’s clinical focus is complex medical dermatology, particularly inflammatory diseases, in children. Her primary research interest is pediatric psoriasis though she has studied pediatric melanoma, atopic dermatitis, laser surgery for disfiguring vascular malformations, and cutaneous body image among adolescents with skin disease. Dr. Cordoro received a competitive Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation to study psoriasis in children and she continues that work today as a Founding Member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance. Dr. Cordoro is an experienced educator, has won several teaching awards, and holds several leadership positions within the field of dermatology. She is a passionate clinician, dedicated teacher, and committed to advancing the health of children with skin disease through research. She is a founding member of UCSF’s Pediatric Rheumatology/Dermatology Multidisciplinary Clinic. She is particularly interested in reducing the psychological and emotional stigma of visible skin disease and takes great care to address this aspect of management with her patients and their families. Dr. Cordoro is a member of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation and an International Psoriasis Council Councilor. She serves the IPC as a member, mentor, and teaching faculty within the IPC International Fellowship Program.
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