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Vail Dermatology

High Altitude Skin Care Experts

Presented by Vail Dermatology February 12, 2019

Dr. Karen Nern is a Colorado native. She is a Board Certified Dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She has expertise in general and pediatric dermatology. She performs Mohs micrographic surgery, and has extensive experience treating both benign and malignant skin growths. She also performs many cosmetic procedures, including Botox®, Juvederm™, Voluma™,  Kybella™, and chemical peels.


Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology (board certified)

Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology

Fellow, American Society for Mohs Surgery

Women’s Dermatology Society fellowship award recipient

Colorado Dermatology Society member

Licensed to practice medicine in Colorado

Originally from Rockville, Maryland, Dr. Kelly Morrissey Williams graduated with honors from Harvard University, where she was awarded the Detur Prize and the John Harvard Scholarship for Academic Achievement. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio where she pursed dermatologic research and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. During college and medical school, she received three National Institutes of Health Summer Research Fellowships. After completing an internship at Summa Akron City Hospital in Ohio, Kelly completed a combined dermatology residency and cutaneous oncology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. She was an Assistant Professor
in Dermatology at the University of Colorado from July 2013 until June 2014 before pursing a fellowship in dermatopathology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. Dr. Williams  primary
research interest is skin cancer detection and prevention.

She is an avid skier and hiker. She is excited to be able to live in the Vail Valley year round and join  the active community here.

Originally from Maysville, Kentucky, Dr. D. Winslow Blankenship grew up as the third generation in her family to visit the Vail Valley for annual ski vacations. Dr. Blankenship earned a degree in Spanish and Chemistry at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She then spent the following  years in Washington, DC where she attended Georgetown University School of Medicine.  She remained in DC for her medical internship and dermatology residency, where she served as Chief Resident during her final year.  As a resident, she was also recognized for her passion for teaching as she was nominated for the prestigious “String of Pearls” medical student teaching award.

Dr. Blankenship is passionate skin cancer awareness, early detection and treatment.  She also performs cosmetic procedures including Botox®, chemical peels, and filler for facial rejuvenation. She particularly enjoys that practicing dermatology allows her to care both pediatric and adult patients and finds great reward in the management of acne and other medical dermatologic conditions.

Dr. Blankenship and her husband, Ross, are excited to be Colorado residents and raise their two daughters here in the Valley.  They will be fourth generation Vail skiers!

Vail Dermatology


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