Dr. Kelly Lopez, MD

Kelly Lopez, MD is a board certified family medicine physician and faculty for the Family Medicine and combined Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine residency programs at Jefferson Northeast in Bucks County, PA. She takes an active role in resident education and has brought her passion for culturally competent care, women’s health, procedures, and behavioral health to the forefront of her program. She cares for a primarily underserved community in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she is one of a few Spanish speaking providers.

Dr. Lopez earned a Bachelor’s in Bioscience and Biotechnology from Drexel University where she was part of the Pennoni Honors College and the 2008 Outstanding Senior Award recipient. She then earned her MD from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University where she was a member of the HAH medical honor society and served on the national board for the Latino Medical Student Association. She was also an Erich Everts scholarship recipient. Dr. Lopez then completed her residency training at Thomas Jefferson University’s Family and Community Medicine residency program during which she served as hospital service liaison and was on an Urban Underserved track. She worked regularly with Philadelphia’s homeless population and with youth in the temporary housing/foster system offering primary care.

Dr. Lopez’s contributions extend into the realm of literature, having contributed to the book “The American Latino” which explores the psychological effects of Latino immigration to the United States. She also lectures nationally, focusing primarily on dermatologic findings in patients with skin of color as well as the psychological effects of racism on the adjustment of adolescents. She plays an active role in resident education and curriculum development. When she isn’t wearing her white coat, Dr. Lopez enjoys boxing, playing traditional Puerto Rican music on her guitar, writing poetry, and long walks with her dog.


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