Kevin Kia, MD has a long history of academic excellence. He grew up in Michigan and graduated valedictorian from Utica High School in 1998. He was accepted into the prestigious combined undergraduate and medical degree program at the University of Michigan (consistently ranked one of the best medical schools in the country). There he completed a Bachelor of Science with Highest Distinction (the highest award offered by the university) in Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences in 2001. Before entering medical school, Dr. Kia followed up on a life long passion for cooking by moving to Lyon, France to obtain his culinary degree in 2002. Upon returning to the states, Dr. Kia was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors society in 2004 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the medical school in 2006. He finished his internship in Michigan and then came to UT-Southwestern to complete his residency training in Dermatology.
Dr. Kia has a strong interest in teaching and research and has accepted an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UT-Southwestern. He spends his academic time overseeing residents on Tuesday mornings at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Hospital and Friday afternoons at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kia’s research has been published in numerous medical journals and presented nationally at multiple conferences. He is a regular speaker at the American Academy of Dermatology where he educates other dermatologists on the importance of cost-effective medicine. Dr. Kia is dedicated to improving the lives of his patients and advancing the field of dermatology.
Our main focus is the detection and treatment of skin cancers (abnormal “moles,” pre-cancer lesions, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma). We perform comprehensive skin examinations for the detection and treatment of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions. We perform biopsies of any suspicious or changing lesions. Our practice treats skin cancers with either Electrodesiccation and Curettage (ED&C) or surgical excision in our office under local anesthesia.
We also surgically treat warts, molluscum, cysts, pyogenic granulomas, and other benign lesions. We commonly remove irritated or bothersome “moles” or lesions such as skin tags and seborrheic keratoses. We also treat keloids (thick scars) and certain types of hair loss (alopecia areata) with intralesional injections.
We offer nbUVB treatment (phototherapy) for various conditions like eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, CTCL, and pruritus.
Our practice also takes care of numerous other common conditions including acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, allergic skin reactions, skin infections (viral, bacterial or fungal), melasma, and rashes.
Dr. Kia is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He serves as an editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Kia enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two daughters.
Same day appointments are possible. Please call 972-278-4992. If it is an urgent concern, we will do our very best to get you in promptly.