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Kristine Zitelli, MD

Dr. Zitelli is a board certified dermatologist who practices adult, pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She has a special clinical interest in psoriasis. Originally from Cincinnati, she is passionate about our patients and our community.


Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, University of Kentucky

Medical Degree: Wright State University School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

Extended clinical research student internship in psoriasis: University of California, San Francisco, Psoriasis Treatment Center.

Internship in Internal Medicine: Kettering Medical Center, Dayton OH

Dermatology Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Served as Chief Resident in final year.

Honors and Awards

2014 Humanism in Medicine Award, Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati

2013 Internal Medicine Resident of the Year Award, Department of Internal Medicine, Kettering Medical Center

Member of the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology)


Zitelli KB, Sheil AT, Fleck R, Schwentker A, Lucky AW. Idiopathic Facial Aseptic Granuloma: Review of an Evolving Clinical Entity. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Jul- Aug;32(4):e136-9

Zitelli K, Fernandes N, Adams BB. Eosinophilic folliculitis occurring after stem cell transplant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia; A case report and review. Int J Dermatol. 2015;54(7):785-9.

Zitelli KB, Lucky AW. Psoriasis First Presenting Around an Enteral Feeding Tube in Three Pediatric Patients: An Important Consideration for Timely Diagnosis and Management. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014;31(1):68-72.

Zitelli KB, Adams BB. Resident rounds. Part III: case report: temporary traumatic discoloration from handling moss-covered firewood. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Jul 1;12(7):822-3.

Zitelli KB, Cordoro KM. Evidence-based evaluation and management of chronic urticaria in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 Nov;28(6):629-39.

Zitelli KB, Bhutani T, Patel T, Chiang C, Wu JJ, Koo J. A clinical study comparing the efficacy of halobetasol propionate 0.05% ointment once daily vs. twice daily in combination with ammonium lactate lotion in the treatment of stable plaque psoriasis. PsoriasisForum 2011;17(1):2-8.

(Zitelli), Maibach HI. Transdermal Estradiol and Testosterone Transfer in man: Existence, Models, and Strategies for Prevention. Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2011;24:57-66.

(Zitelli), Bhutani T, North J, Koo J. Consider Excimer Laser for Extremely Recalcitrant Psoriasiform Plaques with Clinical Suspicion of MF? A Case Report of Successful Management. Practical Dermatology. Feb 2011;45-47.

Zitelli KB, Bhutani T. A Practical Approach to the Use of Ustekinumab. PsoraisisForum. 2011;17(2):132-139.

Bhutani T, (Zitelli), Koo J. Yin-Yang strategy: Proposing a New, Effective, Repeatable, Sequential Therapy for Psoriasis. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2011;10(8):329-333.

(Zitelli) K, Koo J. Goeckerman combination therapy with low-dose acitretin –an effective option for HCV associated psoriasis: A case report and review of the literature. Practical Dermatology. 2010:7(4):25-26.

(Zitelli) K, Koo J. A Practical Approach to the Use of Methotrexate. PsoriasisForum 2010;16(3):45-56.

Bhutani T, (Zitelli) K, Koo J. Revisiting Cyclosporine in the Age of Biologics: An Update on the Mechanism of Action. – in press Practical Dermatology. 2010;7(7):28-32.

Bhutani T, (Zitelli) K, Koo J. A Practical Approach to the Use of Acitretin for the Treatment of Psoriasis. PsoriasisForum. 2010;16(2):62-68.

(Zitelli) K, Liao W. Which Psoriasis Patients Develop Psoriatic Arthritis? Psoriasis Forum. 2010;16(4):17-25.

(Zitelli) K, Alikhan A, Feldman S. Optimizing topical therapy for psoriasis. Expert Rev Dermatol. 2009;4(4):385-402.

Hoch HE, (Zitelli) KL, Dellavalle RP. Consumer Empowerment in Dermatology. Dermatol Clin. 2009 Apr;27(2):177-83, vii.

Zitelli KB, Maibach HI (2012). In vivo human transfer of topical bioactive drugs among individuals: Estradiol and testosterone. In: KP Wilhelm, H Zhai, HI Maibach, Dermatotoxicology, 8 th Ed (Ch 27). Informa Healthcare.

Zitelli KB, Alikhan A (2011). Current treatment options in psoriasis: topical agents. In: Current and Emerging Treatments for Psoriasis. Unitec House, 2 Albert Place, London N3 1QB, UK (Future Medicine Ltd). Pages 32-59. eBook ISBN: 978-1- 78084-038- 3

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