Kelly Duffy, PhD

Investigator, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Research Institute
Assistant professor, Dermatology, Division of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

Office locations

8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 456-4078



  • Dermatology

Research interests

  • Birthmarks and vascular anomalies
  • Dermatologic diseases
  • Genetic diseases/genomics

Study interests

  • Overgrowth
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Vascular malformations
  • Genetics
  • Gene expression profiles
  • Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome
  • Repamycin
  • Selenium
  • Lymphatic malformation
  • Venous malformation
  • Capillary malformation


  • Doctorate, The Medical College, 2007

Education and awards

  • K30 Clinical Research Scholars Program, 2009-2011

Research and publications

  • Safety and Feasibility Trial of Oral Selenium in the Treatment of Complicated Lymphatic Malformations in Adolescents and Young Adults. Rebecca Slye Endowment Fund, co-principal investigator
  • P13KI Pathway Analysis in Complex Vascular Malformations with Overgrowth. Dermatology Foundation Career Award, principal investigator
  • Selenium for the Treatment of Complicated Lymphatic Malformations, Shaw Fund (through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation), principal investigator

Representative publications

  • Duffy KJ, Runge-Samuelson C, Bayer ML, Friedland D, Sulman C, Kerschner JE, Chun R, Metry D, Adams D, Drolet BA. Association of Hearing Loss with PHACE Syndrome. Archives of Dermatology. Accepted 2/2010
  • Chiu YE, Drolet BA, Duffy KJ, Holland KE. A Case of Ankyloblepharon, Ectodermal Dysplasia and Cleft Lip/Palate Syndrome with Ectrodactyly: Are the p63 Syndromes Distinct After All? Pediatric Dermatology. 2009 Oct.; 1-5
  • Duffy KJ, Littrell J, Locke A, Sherman SL, Olivier M. A Novel Procedure for Genotyping of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Trisomy with Genomic DNA and the Invader Assay. Nucleic Acids Research. 2008 Dec.; 36(22):e145

Book chapter

  • Shim H, Drolet B, Duffy K, Koshima I, Gosain A. Vascular Anomalies and Lymphedema. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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