Dr. Kelly MacArthur joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology as an Assistant Professor on August 1, 2019.
Dr. MacArthur specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, she received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis where she was a two-time NCAA All-American in swimming. She earned her MD degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. A recipient of 15-month T32 oncology research fellowship, she investigated circulating tumor cells, developing and validating a novel protocol to detect them in patients. She piloted 3 prospective clinical studies with her work culminating in multiple national presentations and first-authored publications in top oncology journals, including Cancer Research and Cancer.
Following two years of internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, she received her dermatology residency training at Johns Hopkins University where she served as chief resident. She completed fellowship in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving surgical training in cutaneous oncology under Dr. Christopher Miller. Her training entailed resection and reconstruction of complex, high-risk and rare skin cancers of the head and neck, trunk, extremities, and genitalia.
Dr. MacArthur is passionate about patient care and improving patient outcomes through cancer research. She has served as a representative on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) from 2017-2019 and as a session director for the ASDS annual meeting. She has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters, and she has delivered multiple oral presentations at national meetings. Her research interests span cutaneous oncobiology and histopathology, including rare and inherited tumors. Her clinical focus consists of skin cancer surgery and reconstruction, as well as cosmetic procedures.