Dr Larisa C. Kelley

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Phone: (561) 471-1808
Fax: (561) 471-1603

Gardens Medical Pavilion
3401 PGA Boulevard, Suite 420
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(The “pink” medical building by the mall that says Florida Cancer Specialists at the top of the building)

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Dr Larisa (Lara) C. Kelley joined Palm Beach Dermatology in 2008 following 19 years in the Harvard Medical School system. Dr. Kelley completed her Residency in the Harvard Dermatology training program based at Massachusetts General Hospital, then sought specialized skin cancer and laser surgery (both functional and aesthetic) at Washington University’s Barnes Hospital in St Louis. After completing her training, Dr. Kelley directed the Dermatologic Surgical division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1997-2008), a major teaching institution of Harvard Medical School where she served as an assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery.

Dr. Kelley’s clinical practice is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. She takes pride in offering outstanding, compassionate care. She attributes successful outcomes to excellent diagnostic and patient communication skills, technical expertise using the specialized Mohs method, and meticulous reconstruction. In select, more challenging situations, Dr. Kelley works with a collaborative team of surgeons, pathologists, and oncologists to provide optimal care.

During her years in Boston, Dr. Kelley had been actively involved with academic dermatology, training numerous residents and fellows; as well as lecturing extensively at local, national, and international meetings.  She served on the Board of the New England Dermatologic Society, and on numerous committees including the Harvard Dermatology Residency selection committee. She is most proud of the feedback she has received from her patients and colleagues recognizing her outstanding medical care, and has also been honored with a cover article in Boston Magazine in 2004 as one of Boston’s Top Doctors. Currently, she is delighted to be a part of Palm Beach Dermatology and has a very busy clinical Mohs surgery practice.

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Patient Reviews

Over the years we have seen several Mohs surgeons and none have been as good as Dr. Kelley. She is very professional and offers the latest treatments for skin cancers. Her office runs very efficiently and on time. We wouldn’t see anyone else.
John and Karen C.
Happily I’ve been served by Dr. Kelley and her wonderful staff for over 8 years. I get basal cell carcinomas removed regularly as I’ve been described as a “basal cell garden”. Dr. Kelley is the best surgeon on my face having removed dozens of basal cells with little to no scars! Other physicians I know have seen her stitching on my face and remarked how fine her work is. Her Tech’s Nichole, Priscilla and Marisol are outstanding. I will always thank Dr. Kelley and her staff for trimming the “garden”.
Chris H.
As a longtime skin cancer patient I’m impressed with Dr. Kelley’s professionalism and follow-ups. She and her staff are all about results and patient satisfaction. Quite different from the other “Mohs Mills”!
Woody B.
Always on-time. Excellent staff. Never a problem with healing.
Dr. Stanley S.
I have been a patient of Dr. Kelley’s for many years. She has seen me through multiple procedures from simple basal cell removal to treating me for metastatic melanoma. She has always treated me as “family” and I know she truly cares. All my BallenIsle friends know that she is the best!
Dave W.