Dr. Kevin Kia is a valued dermatologist serving Howsden Dermatology with a long history of academic excellence.

Dr. Kia 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 lifelong 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 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.

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.

Awards and Honors

  • D Magazine's "Best of Big D" - 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

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