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.