Kelley Nelson, PA-C
A Physician Assistant specializing in medical and surgical dermatology, in Albuquerque
Kelly has worked as a dermatology physician assistant for nearly 12 years. She obtained her master's degree from the University of New Mexico, graduating first in her class. Prior to earning her master’s degree, Kelley worked as an environmental engineer in Albuquerque. Previously, she had graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Kelley decided to change careers from engineering to medicine to connect more with people. "I feel like I am helping people and my community in a more direct way".
Kelley provides thorough skin cancer screening examinations, performs surgical excisions and biopsies, and supplies patients with comprehensive treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and acne. "I am passionate about my patients and providing quality healthcare to my community, I strive to make my patients feel heard and cared for, and provide personalized, quality medical care to each of them. I have enjoyed building relationships with families and children and seeing them grow while I've been in practice."
In addition to practicing dermatology, Kelley has exercised a passion for global health, participating in medical relief trips to Cambodia and Vietnam, where she has provided healthcare for communities in need. When not at work, Nelson enjoys traveling the globe, practicing yoga and meditation, and spending time with her two children.