Kelly Cordoro, MD

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

Board Certification

Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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. Siegfried EC, Jaworski JC, Eichenfield LF, Paller A, Hebert AA, Simpson EL, Altman E, Arena C, Blauvelt A, Block J, Boguniewicz M, Chen S, Cordoro K, Hanna D, Horii K, Hultsch T, Lee J, Leung DY, Lio P, Milner J, Omachi T, Schneider C, Schneider L, Sidbury R, Smith T, Sugarman J, Taha S, Tofte S, Tollefson M, Tom WL, West DP, Whitney L, Zane L. Developing drugs for treatment of atopic dermatitis in children (=3 months to <18 years of age): Draft guidance for industry. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar 30.
  2. Coates SJ, Briggs B, Cordoro KM. Tularemia-induced erythema multiforme minor in an 11-year-old girl. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar 26.
  3. Craiglow BG, Boyden LM, Hu R, Virtanen M, Su J, Rodriguez G, McCarthy C, Luna P, Larralde M, Humphrey S, Holland KE, Hogeling M, Hidalgo-Matlock B, Ferrari B, Fernandez-Faith E, Drolet B, Cordoro KM, Bowcock AM, Antaya RJ, Ashack K, Ashack RJ, Lifton RP, Milstone LM, Paller AS, Choate KA. CARD14-associated papulosquamous eruption: A spectrum including features of psoriasis and pityriasis rubra pilaris. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Mar 01.
  4. Eichenfield LF, Paller AS, Tom WL, Sugarman J, Hebert AA, Friedlander SF, Siegfried E, Silverberg N, Cordoro KM. Pediatric psoriasis: Evolving perspectives. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar; 35(2):170-181.
  5. Walsh R, North J, Cordoro KM, Rodríguez Bandera AI, Kristal L, Frieden IJ. Midline anterior neck inclusion cyst: A novel superficial congenital developmental anomaly of the neck. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Jan; 35(1):55-58.
  6. Bronckers IMGJ, Seyger MMB, West DP, Lara-Corrales I, Tollefson M, Tom WL, Hogeling M, Belazarian L, Zachariae C, Mahé E, Siegfried E, Philipp S, Szalai Z, Vleugels RA, Holland K, Murphy R, Baselga E, Cordoro K, Lambert J, Alexopoulos A, Mrowietz U, Kievit W, Paller AS. Safety of Systemic Agents for the Treatment of Pediatric Psoriasis. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Nov 01; 153(11):1147-1157.
  7. Yan D, Afifi L, Jeon C, Cordoro KM, Liao W. A cross-sectional study of psoriasis triggers among different ethno-racial groups. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 10; 77(4):756-758.e1.
  8. Yuan JT, Zimmerman B, Cordoro KM. Pediatric Dermatology Photoquiz: A 14-Year-Old Boy with Abrupt-Onset Hair Changes. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Sep; 34(5):617-618.
  9. Osier E, Wang AS, Tollefson MM, Cordoro KM, Daniels SR, Eichenfield A, Gelfand JM, Gottlieb AB, Kimball AB, Lebwohl M, Mehta NN, Paller AS, Schwimmer JB, Styne DM, Van Voorhees AS, Tom WL, Eichenfield LF. Pediatric Psoriasis Comorbidity Screening Guidelines. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Jul 01; 153(7):698-704.
  10. Cordoro KM, Hitraya-Low M, Taravati K, Sandoval PM, Kim E, Sugarman J, Pauli ML, Liao W, Rosenblum MD. Skin-infiltrating, interleukin-22-producing T cells differentiate pediatric psoriasis from adult psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Sep; 77(3):417-424.
  11. Alhariri A, Hamilton K, Oza V, Cordoro K, Sobreira NL, Malloy M, Slavotinek A. Clinical report: A patient with a late diagnosis of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis and a response to treatment. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Aug; 173(8):2275-2279.
  12. Murthy AS, Dawson A, Gupta D, Spring S, Cordoro KM. Utility and tolerability of the long-pulsed 1064-nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (LP Nd:YAG) laser for treatment of symptomatic or disfiguring vascular malformations in children and adolescents. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Sep; 77(3):473-479.
  13. Theiler M, Oza VS, Mathes EF, Dvorak CC, McCalmont TH, Yeh I, Sidbury R, Cordoro KM. Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis in Children after Stem Cell Transplantation: An Eruption Distinct from Graft-Versus-Host Disease. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 May; 34(3):326-330.
  14. Cordoro KM, Ucmak D, Hitraya-Low M, Rosenblum MD, Liao W. Response to Interleukin (IL)-17 Inhibition in an Adolescent With Severe Manifestations of IL-36 Receptor Antagonist Deficiency (DITRA). JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Jan 01; 153(1):106-108.
  15. Totri CR, Eichenfield LF, Logan K, Proudfoot L, Schmitt J, Lara-Corrales I, Sugarman J, Tom W, Siegfried E, Cordoro K, Paller AS, Flohr C. Prescribing practices for systemic agents in the treatment of severe pediatric atopic dermatitis in the US and Canada: The PeDRA TREAT survey. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Feb; 76(2):281-285.
  16. Hitraya-Low M, Ahmad RC, Cordoro KM. Facial Eruption in a 5-year-Old Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Nov; 33(6):671-672.
  17. Small AM, Cordoro KM. Netherton Syndrome Mimicking Pustular Psoriasis: Clinical Implications and Response to Intravenous Immunoglobulin. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 May; 33(3):e222-3.
  18. Cordoro KM. Management of Pediatric Psoriasis: What's True, What's Left to Do? Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 33(2):231-3.
  19. Nguyen CM, Koo J, Cordoro KM. Psychodermatologic Effects of Atopic Dermatitis and Acne: A Review on Self-Esteem and Identity. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 33(2):129-35.
  20. LaRosa CL, Foulke GT, Feigenbaum DF, Cordoro KM, Zaenglein AL. Lentigines in resolving psoriatic plaques: rarely reported sequelae in pediatric cases. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 May-Jun; 32(3):e114-7.

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