Kelly M. Cordoro, MD

Pediatric dermatologist

Dr. Kelly M. Cordoro is a pediatric dermatologist who treats all types of skin conditions, with particular interest in psoriasis, autoimmune diseases and inflammatory diseases. She is also interested in laser surgery and other surgical procedures for dermatological disorders.

Cordoro's research interests include pediatric psoriasis and systemic therapies for inflammatory disorders.

Cordoro earned her medical degree at Penn State College of Medicine. She completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Virginia in 2005 and remained on the faculty until 2007, caring for patients in general dermatology and serving as assistant program director for resident medical education. She completed a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at UCSF in 2008.

Cordoro is a member of numerous 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 Honor Medical Society.


Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5B
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7823
Fax: (415) 353-7478

Dermatology at Mission Bay
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5B
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7800
Fax: (415) 353-7870

Dermatology at Mount Zion
1701 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0316
Phone: (415) 353-7800
Fax: (415) 353-7870

Conditions & Treatments

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Penn State College of Medicine 2001


University of Virginia Health System, Dermatology 2005


UCSF, Pediatric Dermatology 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ford AR, Siegel M, Bagel J, Cordoro KM, Garg A, Gottlieb A, Green LJ, Gudjonsson JE, Koo J, Lebwohl M, Liao W, Mandelin AM, Markenson JA, Mehta N, Merola JF, Prussick R, Ryan C, Schwartzman S, Siegel EL, Van Voorhees AS, Wu JJ, Armstrong AW. Dietary Recommendations for Adults With Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis From the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation: A Systematic Review. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Jun 20.
  2. Zimmerman B, Ivars M, Cordoro KM. Bibbidi bobbidi bald: Two "hairowing" tales of Princess Package hairstyles. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 May; 35(3):415-417.
  3. 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.
  4. Coates SJ, Briggs B, Cordoro KM. Tularemia-induced erythema multiforme minor in an 11-year-old girl. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar 26.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Small AM, Cordoro KM. Netherton Syndrome Mimicking Pustular Psoriasis: Clinical Implications and Response to Intravenous Immunoglobulin. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 May; 33(3):e222-3.
  20. Cordoro KM. Management of Pediatric Psoriasis: What's True, What's Left to Do? Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 33(2):231-3.

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