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Kelly Cordoro, M.D.

Pediatric dermatologist

Dr. Kelly M. Cordoro is a pediatric dermatologist at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. She treats all pediatric dermatological conditions, with particular interest in psoriasis, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disease, laser surgery and other surgical procedures. Her research interests include pediatric psoriasis and systemic therapies for inflammatory disorders.

Cordoro earned a medical degree at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey. She completed an internship in internal medicine in 2002 and residency in dermatology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in 2005, where she remained on the faculty until 2007. At the University of Virginia, she practiced general medical dermatology and was the assistant program director for resident medical education. She completed a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at UCSF in 2008. Cordoro is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, Dermatology Foundation, Association of Professors of Dermatology, National Psoriasis Foundation and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She is board certified in dermatology and pediatric dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology and is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Conditions & Treatments

  • Skin Disease

More about Kelly Cordoro


Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine 2001


University of Virginia Medical Center, Dermatology 2005


University of California, San Francisco, Pediatric Dermatology 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Silverberg JI, Becker L, Kwasny M, Menter A, Cordoro KM, Paller AS. Central obesity and high blood pressure in pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Feb 1; 151(2):144-52.
  2. Sidbury R, Tom WL, Bergman JN, Cooper KD, Silverman RA, Berger TG, Chamlin SL, Cohen DE, Cordoro KM, Davis DM, Feldman SR, Hanifin JM, Krol A, Margolis DJ, Paller AS, Schwarzenberger K, Simpson EL, Williams HC, Elmets CA, Block J, Harrod CG, Smith Begolka W, Eichenfield LF. Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: Section 4. Prevention of disease flares and use of adjunctive therapies and approaches. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Dec; 71(6):1218-33.
  3. Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: Section 2. Management and treatment of atopic dermatitis with topical therapies. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jul; 71(1):116-32.
  4. Sidbury R, Davis DM, Cohen DE, Cordoro KM, Berger TG, Bergman JN, Chamlin SL, Cooper KD, Feldman SR, Hanifin JM, Krol A, Margolis DJ, Paller AS, Schwarzenberger K, Silverman RA, Simpson EL, Tom WL, Williams HC, Elmets CA, Block J, Harrod CG, Begolka WS, Eichenfield LF. Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: Section 3. Management and treatment with phototherapy and systemic agents. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Aug; 71(2):327-49.
  5. Kraus V, Lawson EF, Scheven Ev, Tihan T, Garza J, Nathan RG, Cordoro KM, Waubant E. Atypical cases of scleroderma en coup de sabre. J Child Neurol. 2014 May; 29(5):698-703.
  6. Liao W, Cordoro K, Frieden I, Shinkai K. How to prepare and deliver a great talk. Clin Dermatol. 2014 Nov-Dec; 32(6):878-82.
  7. Eichenfield LF, Tom WL, Chamlin SL, Feldman SR, Hanifin JM, Simpson EL, Berger TG, Bergman JN, Cohen DE, Cooper KD, Cordoro KM, Davis DM, Krol A, Margolis DJ, Paller AS, Schwarzenberger K, Silverman RA, Williams HC, Elmets CA, Block J, Harrod CG, Smith Begolka W, Sidbury R. Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: Section 1. Diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Feb; 70(2):338-51.
  8. Lu Y, Kane S, Chen H, Leon A, Levin E, Nguyen T, Debbaneh M, Millsop JW, Gupta R, Huynh M, Butler D, Cordoro K, Liao W. The role of 39 psoriasis risk variants on age of psoriasis onset. ISRN Dermatol. 2013; 2013:203941.
  9. Philp JC, Frieden IJ, Cordoro KM. Pediatric teledermatology consultations: relationship between provided data and diagnosis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 30(5):561-7.
  10. Davis SA, Sandoval LF, Gustafson CJ, Feldman SR, Cordoro KM. Treatment of preadolescent acne in the United States: an analysis of nationally representative data. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Nov; 30(6):689-94.
  11. Mathes EF, Oza V, Frieden IJ, Cordoro KM, Yagi S, Howard R, Kristal L, Ginocchio CC, Schaffer J, Maguiness S, Bayliss S, Lara-Corrales I, Garcia-Romero MT, Kelly D, Salas M, Oberste MS, Nix WA, Glaser C, Antaya R. "Eczema coxsackium" and unusual cutaneous findings in an enterovirus outbreak. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul; 132(1):e149-57.
  12. Marqueling AL, Cordoro KM. Systemic treatments for severe pediatric psoriasis: a practical approach. Dermatol Clin. 2013 Apr; 31(2):267-88.
  13. Cordoro KM, Gupta D, Frieden IJ, McCalmont T, Kashani-Sabet M. Pediatric melanoma: results of a large cohort study and proposal for modified ABCD detection criteria for children. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Jun; 68(6):913-25.
  14. Luu M, Cordoro KM. The evolving role of biologics in the treatment of pediatric psoriasis. Skin Therapy Lett. 2013 Feb; 18(2):1-4.
  15. Paller AS, Mercy K, Kwasny MJ, Choon SE, Cordoro KM, Girolomoni G, Menter A, Tom WL, Mahoney AM, Oostveen AM, Seyger MM. Association of pediatric psoriasis severity with excess and central adiposity: an international cross-sectional study. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Feb; 149(2):166-76.
  16. Mercy K, Kwasny M, Cordoro KM, Menter A, Tom WL, Korman N, Belazarian L, Armstrong AW, Levy ML, Paller AS. Clinical manifestations of pediatric psoriasis: results of a multicenter study in the United States. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Jul-Aug; 30(4):424-8.
  17. Slavotinek AM, Mehrotra P, Nazarenko I, Tang PL, Lao R, Cameron D, Li B, Chu C, Chou C, Marqueling AL, Yahyavi M, Cordoro K, Frieden I, Glaser T, Prescott T, Morren MA, Devriendt K, Kwok PY, Petkovich M, Desnick RJ. Focal facial dermal dysplasia, type IV, is caused by mutations in CYP26C1. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Feb 15; 22(4):696-703.
  18. Bhutani T, Kamangar F, Cordoro KM. Management of pediatric psoriasis. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Jan; 41(1):e1-7.
  19. Zitelli KB, Cordoro KM. Evidence-based evaluation and management of chronic urticaria in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 Nov-Dec; 28(6):629-39.
  20. Vogel SA, Yentzer B, Davis SA, Feldman SR, Cordoro KM. Trends in pediatric psoriasis outpatient health care delivery in the United States. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Jan; 148(1):66-71.

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