Kristen Denise Kelley, M.D., M.A.S. for UC Davis Health

Kristen Denise Kelley, M.D., M.A.S.

Associate Physician

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Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Philosophy of Care

I strive to provide excellent patient care, seeing patients as a whole person not just a disease. I also truly believe that education and knowledge empowers both patients and providers.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kelley is an internal medicine physician who predominantly sees patients in the inpatient setting. She splits her time between the internal medicine academic wards teams and the general medicine consult service.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Kelley focuses on inpatient medicine and general medicine consultation including the pre-operative risk assessment. She is involved in mentorship and teaching with medical students and residents.


General Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.S., Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, UC Davis, Davis CA 2011

Medical School

M.D., UC San Diego, San Diego CA 2017


Internal Medicine, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2017-2020

Medical Student Prize for Excellence, American Academy of Neurology, 2017

Ruth M. Hobbs Memorial Scholarship at University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Medical Student Scholarship to the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, 2016

Kelley KD, Thompson GR, Aronowitz P. Mimicking Multiple Myeloma: Voriconazole-Induced Hyperfluorosis and Bone Lesions. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Mar;35(3):932. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-05551-0. Epub 2019 Nov 12. PMID:31720960.

Kelley KD, Checkoway H, Hall DA, Reich SG, Cunningham C, Litvan I. Traumatic Brain Injury and Firearm Use and Risk of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Among Veterans. Front Neurol. 2018 Jun 20;9:474. doi:10.3389/fneur.2018.00474. PMID:29973911.

Kelley KD, Peavy G, Edland S, Rogers W, Riley DE, Bordelon Y, Standaert D, Reich SG, Litvan I. The Role of Stress as a Risk Factor for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. J Parkinsons Dis. 2017;7(2):377-383. doi:10.3233/JPD-160945. PMID:28409749.

McIntyre JK, Schoenbrunner AR, Kelley KD, Gosman AA. Predictors, Quality Markers, and Economics of Volunteering Internationally: Results from a Comprehensive Survey of American Society of Plastic Surgeons Members. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Sep;140(3):617-626. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000003594. PMID:28841624.

Kelley K, Aronowitz P. Cancer. Disease-Based Physical Examination, Medical Clinics of North America. 2022.