Dr. Kivett is one of two U.S. physicians board certified in dermatology and plastic surgery. Dr. Kivett has been with Gabriele/Pasadena Dermatology since 2015. He trained at/with Stanford, U AZ, NIH (Venezuela), UCLA, UCI, U KY, Dartmouth, U KS, UMDNJ, Dr. Mohs (published with him, also), Dr. Stegman and Dr. Tromovitch. His fellowships were those of cutaneous oncology (Mohs surgery), tropical dermatology and hand/wrist surgery (orthopedic/plastic).
He was the founder and chief of a hospital dermatology service, as a civilian contractor in a Saudi Arabian Air Force base hospital near the Iraq-Iran active war theater from 1981 – 1984. He established the first unit for Mohs surgery in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Kivett’s core competencies are in (1) skin cancer, Mohs surgery/defects and skin diseases, (2) reconstructive plastic surgery of acute and chronic wounds of the face, hands, limbs and body, (3) hand and wrist surgery, and (4) correction of birth defects.
His interests, publications (19), lectures (>100) and awards (5) include those of patient education, patient satisfaction, telemedicine, medical nutrition and reconstruction of birth defects at international locations (Mexico, Venezuela, Philippines). He is bilingual in Spanish (written and spoken) and speaks portions of other languages.
His professional memberships are in the American groups of the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Academy of Dermatology and the Society for Mohs Surgery. He is an advisor to the Board of Directors, Interface, Inc., a group for charity international plastic surgery cases conducted three plus times annually.
Dr. Kivett’s practice mission is that of excellent and satisfying patient experiences, compassionate bedside manner and gratifying colleague and staff relationships. Current projects including developing patient education and informed consent multi-media presentations for surgery procedures, and refining work process protocols for medical and surgical assistants (histories, orders, EMR, billing).