Kelly Christman, RPA-C
Kelly Christman is a board certified Physician Assistant. She was awarded Diplomate status in 2011, the highest honor available as an experienced Dermatologic Physician Assistant by the Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants, and is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology. She received her BS in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook in 1998 and her PA degree at SUNY Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook in 2001. She has been practicing dermatology for greater than ten years and prior to transitioning into Dermatology, she practiced internal medicine.
Kelly is proficient in general and cosmetic dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants and the Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants.
I have been a licensed esthetician since 2008, I am also a certified ultherapist and laser specialist. I decided to go into the field of esthetics because for years I struggled with acne and as a teenager it caused me to have very low self-esteem. I wanted not only to educate myself on how to prevent and treat acne, but also to help others do the same. Until a few years ago I was an avid tanner, and now as a skin care specialist to have three moles removed was a scary wake up call for me. I hope to help others to become aware of the dangers of tanning and not wearing sunscreen on a daily basis.
What I love most about my job is interacting with different people every day and building a relationship with my patients. I love seeing improvements in their skin and making people look and feel better about themselves. Working in a dermatology office has opened up so many opportunities for me. Our physicians are always up to date on current techniques and equipment, and they are always providing education for me. I’m always learning and never bored. Every patient has different needs and concerns with their skin. I love treating all aspects from, acne, to skin tightening and pigmentation issues. No two patients are alike and that makes it very exciting with all the advancements in skin care, there is always so much to be learned.