Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

113 Patient Ratings
68 Patient Comments

Kristina Callis Duffin, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

113 Patient Ratings
68 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 581-2955 University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. Kristina Callis Duffin is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Utah. She is board-certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine. Her primary clinical focus is in the comprehensive care of patients with psoriasis.

Dr. Duffin’s research interests include clinical trials of psoriasis medications, and advocacy and education for patients with psoriasis. She is the Co-director of the Utah Psoriasis Initiative, a longitudinal registry aimed at defining the correlation between clinical features and genetics of psoriasis.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 25, 2015

Everything was explained in terms I could understand and my questions and concerned were answered. I have recommended my daughter to this doctor.

January 12, 2015

Doctor was very through and is a pleasure to work with.

December 27, 2014

We have been with this care provider for several years. She answers all of our questions and includes my wife in our discussions

November 29, 2014

Because of the excellent service I receive, I have already recommended people to this Dermatology office.

October 22, 2014

Every answer here would be very good 5. The survey is very long and when you ask times spent, I do not watch my clock. Just know that in every way Dr. Callis is a #5

October 17, 2014

Dr. Callis explains the procedure and plan well so its easy to understand.

October 10, 2014

Dr. Callis-Duffin is a phenomenal physician! She is very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. The fact that she engages in research and is a member of the University of Utah faculty is indicative of her commitment to advances in dermatologic treatment. I appreciate that Dr. Callis-Duffin is always willing to provide advice and that she is personable in her approach to managing the patient-physician relationship. Excellent physician!

September 04, 2014

All the staff are absolutely outstanding

July 14, 2014

I REALLY like how Dr. Duffin uses the real words for conditions, but I am a visual person needing things to be written down for me to remember them and even though she said the word several times and she even googled it for me, I have already forgotten what it's called. I do know where I might be able to find it online given that I have psoriasis. She is great at explaining in laypeople terms what a technical term means and what is going on with a certain physical symptom or condition you have.

June 23, 2014

Dr. Callis is very knowledgeable and I appreciated her willingness to take on my case.

June 16, 2014

Dr. Kallis-Duffin is easly the best dermatologist I have ever had.

June 16, 2014

Dr. Callis seemed rushed at the appointment. I would have liked to have spent more time making a decision about a potential treatment option.

May 27, 2014

Since my insurance did not cover the visit, I am very grateful with the flexibility provided to address my problem.

May 24, 2014

I have no complaints!!!!

April 24, 2014

Dr. Callis-Duffin and PA Jessica took the necessary time to explain the treatment and care of biopsy site to me.

March 31, 2014

I feel she is an old friend who has never been a better doctor.

March 21, 2014

she phoned me about biopsy results promptly. she put me at ease about my problem and gave me instructions for further care that is needed.

March 21, 2014

Dr. Callis was, as always, wonderful. The fellow, Dena, was also very good. The PA was new and very friendly, but was clearly on a learning curve in using the computer system and entering prescriptions.

March 03, 2014

I, again, was treated well and had a good experience. In the past, many years ago, the staff was not the caring people I now associate with the U of U Dermatology.

February 14, 2014

Dr Callis is AWESOME! She is so easy to talk to and I never feel rushed. She always takes the time to answer my questions.

February 01, 2014

I Love my doc

January 31, 2014

Dr. Callis-Duffin has been very very good with my problem. She couldn't have shown more concern. I call her my angel!!!!!!!

January 27, 2014

Dr. Callis has helped me tremendously with her knowledge and caring. She helped me clear up a very visible skin problem on my eyes that was painful and embarassing. This also led to other improvements with my skin. I appreciate her so much! She is a one of a kind, wonderful doctor.

January 27, 2014

Dr. Callis has always shown great care and professionalism in her work and is very competent.

January 17, 2014

I really appreciate how well she explains my options and helps me choose what is best for me.

December 04, 2013

great experience every time I go

November 25, 2013

dr. callus is the best

November 20, 2013


November 08, 2013

I have recommended her and will continue to do so with confidence.

October 11, 2013

This was a follow-up appointment and the doctor explained everything new very clearly.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Callis is by far the best dermatologist I have ever seen, (I should know, I have been seeing dermatologists regularly for over thirty years.)

August 14, 2013

Dr. is very good at listening to your concerns and addressing them with you.

August 13, 2013

great resident, attending and assistant

July 10, 2013

excellent physician in all respects

July 08, 2013

I really liked Dr. Callis and Jessica so called bed side manner. :)

July 03, 2013

Dr. Callis-Duffin is very friendly and answered the questions I asked clearly.

July 02, 2013

Dr. Kallis is amazing! She is always fun, professional, and it's quite obvious that she cares for the education of others. Despite the circus atmosphere of each exam having at least four people in the room (standard for a teaching hospital, so completely acceptable), every visit to Dermatology at University Hospital is superb. I think it's so nice to see Dr. Kallis work with her students to ensure that they understand what is happening in an effort to develop healthcare leaders and practitioners of the future. Dr. Kallis is wonderful!

May 24, 2013

Dr. Callis earned a 6 in my opinion, but I don't have that option on the survey

May 13, 2013

excellent patient experience

May 10, 2013

Dr. Callis is the best. Practical, smart, friendly, accomodating, good sense of humor

May 03, 2013

Dr.Callis and the Physican that was following her did an excellent job at making me feel treated with dignity and respect.Thank-you so very much you made my experience wonderful.

April 12, 2013

I know that Dr. Callis and her staff will be able to help me with my condition and get it resolved.

March 16, 2013

She is a very informed Dr. and always a pleasure to consult with.

March 12, 2013

I have already referred Dr. Callis a couple times.

March 06, 2013

The medical terms for my possible condition were complex & difficult for me to remember without seeing them written down. Not sure how to fix this.

March 04, 2013

Caretaker scheduled me on a day when she does not normally see patients because she wanted me to begin treatment for psoriasis ASAP.

November 15, 2012

Dr. was very nice but due to having the wrong chart the apt. was frusterating. She would ask about my history and I had to explain the failure of the MA to listen when I said I have never been to this clinic before!!

November 12, 2012

I have recommended her in the past and will continue to recommend her in the future.

October 27, 2012

I found Dr. Callis very friendly, informative, clear in her explanations and recommendations of the next steps that are needed.

September 21, 2012

I trust Dr. Callis-Duffin immensely. She is knowledgeable, professional, and yet approachable. I would recommend her to others.

September 10, 2012

Thorough, professional, and caring; Dr. Callis Duffin is great!

July 16, 2012

I could not have been treated any better. Thank you!

July 12, 2012

Dr Callus is a qualified physician and genuinely kind.

June 27, 2012

Care has been excellent. I would like my son to see Dr Callis if she is taking new patients.

May 16, 2012

I would and do recommend this doctor. She is the best.

April 05, 2012

Dr. Callis was very nice and explained everything.

April 05, 2012

She is very nice and seemed concerned about me.

March 27, 2012

Dr Callis does an outstanding job for me at my visits.

March 23, 2012

The fact that I had an afternoon appointment (2 P.M.) was, I'm sure, the reason for the long wait time. Things always get backed up in the afternoon...

March 23, 2012

Exceptional experience and the highest level of confidence in Dr. Callis

March 13, 2012

Best visit ever!

March 06, 2012

I have seen alot of doctors for my skin. And finally she has been able to clear it up. I'am very happy with her.

March 06, 2012

If only I could take Dr. Duffen with me every day. She is great. The only one out of six different doctors that has cleared me up and made me feel better about my psoriasis

February 14, 2012

The Doctor and her Assistant were both excellent!!

February 04, 2012

the nursing staff on saturdays is verry friendly and take the time to talk to you and listten to you

January 31, 2012

Excellent doctor.

January 17, 2012

This appointment was very good. My last visit was way too rushed and there was not enough time for me to ask questions. The Doctor was way too busy.

January 05, 2012

Very confident.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Psoriasis

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Kristina Callis Duffin is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Utah. She is board-certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine. Her primary clinical focus is the management of psoriasis with all types of therapeutics, including phototherapy, systemic agents, biologics, and investigational agents.

Dr. Duffin’s research interests include medical co-morbidities of psoriasis, clinical trials of psoriasis therapeutics, and psoriasis outcomes measures. She is the co-director of the Utah Psoriasis Initiative, a research project aimed at correlating the phenotypic and genotypic features of psoriasis. Dr. Duffin has participated as Principal or Sub-investigator in over 40 clinical trials, mostly for therapeutic agents for psoriasis.

As an internationally recognized psoriasis expert, Dr. Duffin is a sought after speaker and is a member of several National Psoriasis Foundation boards, including their Medical Advisory Board and their Editorial Board. She is the recipient of the Translational Comparative Effectiveness Research Scholars Fellowship from 2011-2013. Dr. Duffin is the author or co-author of many scientific papers and book chapters on the topic of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. She is the past president of Intermountain Dermatology Society and currently serves as as a board member of several other professional societies and symposiums.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Clinical Investigation
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Chief Resident Maine Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
Residency Maine Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical University of Washington
Undergraduate Montana State University
Biomedical Sciences


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Walsh JA, Callis Duffin K, Krueger GG, Clegg DO (2013). Limitations in screening instruments for psoriatic arthritis: a comparison of instruments in patients with psoriasis. J Rheumatol, 40(3), 287-93.
  2. Armstrong AW, Parsi K, Schupp CW, Mease PJ, Duffin KC (2013). Standardizing Training for Psoriasis Measures: Effectiveness of an Online Training Video on Psoriasis Area and Severity Index Assessment by Physician and Patient Raters. JAMA Dermatol, 1-6.
  3. Yeung H, Wan J, Van Voorhees AS, Callis Duffin K, Krueger GG, Kalb RE, Weisman JD, Sperber BR, Brod BA, Schleicher SM, Bebo BF Jr, Shin DB, Troxel AB, Gelfand JM (2013). Patient-reported reasons for the discontinuation of commonly used treatments for moderate to severe psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol, 68(1), 64-72.
  4. Jordan CT, Cao L, Roberson ED, Duan S, Helms CA, Nair RP, Duffin KC, Stuart PE, Goldgar D, Hayashi G, Olfson EH, Feng BJ, Pullinger CR, Kane JP, Wise CA, Goldbach-Mansky R, Lowes MA, Peddle L, Chandran V, Liao W, Rahman P, Krueger GG, Gladman D, Elder JT, Menter A, Bowcock AM (2012). Rare and Common Variants in CARD14, Encoding an Epidermal Regulator of NF-kappaB, in Psoriasis. Am J Hum Genet, 90(5), 796-808.
  5. Gelfand JM, Wan J, Callis Duffin K, Krueger GG, Kalb RE, Weisman JD, Sperber BR, Stierstorfer MB, Brod BA, Schleicher SM, Bebo BF Jr, Troxel AB, Shin DB, Steinemann JM, Goldfarb J, Yeung H, Van Voorhees AS (2012). Comparative effectiveness of commonly used systemic treatments or phototherapy for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in the clinical practice setting. Arch Dermatol, 148(4), 487-94.
  6. Woodcock JL, Mease PJ, Callis Duffin K (2012). Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis video project: an update from the 2010 GRAPPA annual meeting. J Rheumatol, 39(2), 421-2.
  7. Hsu S, Papp KA, Lebwohl MG, Bagel J, Blauvelt A, Duffin KC, Crowley J, Eichenfield LF, Feldman SR, Fiorentino DF, Gelfand JM, Gottlieb AB, Jacobsen C, Kalb RE, Kavanaugh A, Korman NJ, Krueger GG, Michelon MA, Morison W, Ritchlin CT, Stein Gold L, Stone SP, Strober BE, Van Voorhees AS, Weiss SC, Wanat K, Bebo BF Jr (2012). Consensus guidelines for the management of plaque psoriasis. Arch Dermatol, 148(1), 95-102.
  8. Wong B, Machan M, Krueger GG, Callis Duffin K (10/01/11). Increased Prevalence of Sleep Disorders and Medical Comorbidities in Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Compared with Patients With and Without Psoriasis. Psoriasis Forum, 17(3), 209-215.
  9. Duffin KC, Freeny IC, Schrodi SJ, Wong B, Feng BJ, Soltani-Arabshahi R, Rakkhit T, Goldgar DE, Krueger GG (2009). Association between IL13 polymorphisms and psoriatic arthritis is modified by smoking. J Invest Dermatol, 129(12), 2777-83.
  10. Callis Duffin K, Wong B, Horn EJ, Krueger GG (2009). Psoriatic arthritis is a strong predictor of sleep interference in patients with psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol, 60(4), 604-8.

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