Kristen (Cesario) Kelly, MD

Kristen (Cesario) Kelly, MD

Dermatology Irvine, CA

University of California, Irvine

Office Address

  • 1002 Health Sciences Road
    Irvine, CA 92612
    Phone: (949) 824-0606
    Fax: (949) 824-2726

Kristen (Cesario) Kelly, MD

Dermatology Irvine, CA

University of California, Irvine

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Dermatology: General Dermatology
  • Clinical Interests: Vascular Birthmarks; Laser Therapy; Lasers; Dermatology

Education & Medical Training

  • St Mary Medical Center (Long Beach CA)
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLADavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • University of California at IrvineUniversity of California at Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1994 - 2016
  • American Board of DermatologyDermatology, 1997

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Faculty Oversight for Best Student/Resident Cutaneous Laser Surgery AwardAnnual Meeting of the ASLMS, 2013
  • Faculty Leader for the Best Student31st ASLMS Annual Conference, 2011
  • Mentoring AwardInstitute for Clinical and Translational Science, 2011

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Light Emitting Diode Based Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging System for Optimization of Photodynamic Therapy of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Quantitative Reflectance Imaging  Saager RB, Cuccia DJ, Saggese S, Kelly KM, Durkin AJ, Lasers Surg Med, 1/1/2013
  • Spatial frequency domain imaging of port wine stain biochemical composition lesions in response to laser therapy: A pilot study  Mazhar A, Sharif SA, Nelson JS, Kelly KM, Choi B, Durkin AJ, Lasers Surg Med, 8/1/2012
  • Immunohistochemistry of angiogenesis mediators before and after pulsed dye laser treatment of angiomas  Laquer VT, Dao BM, Pavlis JM, Nguyen AN, Chen TS, Harris RM, Rugg EL, Kelly KM, Lasers Surg Med, 3/1/2012


  • 2013 CalDerm Annual Meeting California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Santa Barbara, California - 9/20/2013


Grant Support

  • Novel Optical Treatment Approach For Vascular BirthmarksEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development
    2010 - 2011
  • Multiwavelength Diode Laser System For PDTNational Center For Research Resources
    2010 - 2010
  • Dynamic Epidermal Cooling During 1500 S Pulsed Dye Lasertreatment Of PORTNational Center For Research Resources
    2008 - 2008
  • Combined Photodynamic And Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment Of PORT Wine StainsNational Center For Research Resources
    2006 - 2008
  • Photodynamic And Photothermal PORT Wine Stain TreatmentNational Institute Of Arthritis And Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases
    2004 - 2006

Professional Memberships"

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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