Brent C. Kelly, MD, FACP, FAAD, FASDPProfessor
Department of Dermatology
Dr. Brent C. Kelly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology. His educational background includes a BS in Microbiology with a minor in Zoology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1993) and an MD degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans (1999). In 2002, he completed an Internal Medicine residency and served as the Chief Resident from 2002-2003. He then completed a Dermatology Residency in 2006 and a Dermatopathology Fellowship in 2007. He is board certified in three disciplines: Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Dermatopathology.
Dr. Kelly is heavily involved in resident and fellow education. He serves as associate program director for both the Dermatology residency program and the Dermatopathology fellowship program. He has mentored dozens of medical students, residents and fellows in their career planning and research endeavors. He has been involved either as faculty mentor/advisor or ad hoc committee member for over a dozen students in their honors research projects and has helped over 40 medical students publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He is course director of two Dermatology electives and has been a small group facilitator for over 10 years in all manifestations of UTMB's Practice of Medicine course (POM 1 through POM 4).
Dr. Kelly has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Some of these include the Alpha Omega Alpha award in teaching excellence and the Dermatology Faculty Teaching Award (in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2013). Dermatology residents have also voted him “Best Teacher” in 2008, 2009 and 2014. He received the “Best Lecture Series” award by the Department of Pathology in 2013. He has been an invited speaker to dozens of UTMB departments as well as many outside regional and national meetings.
Dr. Kelly serves on many committees related to education including the Electives Course Committee since 2010 (Chair of this committee since 2012) and the Practice of Medicine 2 Curriculum Committee. He has been involved with work force committees for national organizations and is the director of an annual Dermatopathology course held in Galveston each spring (entering its fifteenth year).
Dr. Kelly's teaching philosophy revolves around the idea that we are all learners. Creating an environment without intimidation, but also maintaining diligence to find and fill educational gaps are key components to his style.
In 2014, Dr. Kelly was inducted into the Academy of Master Teachers.