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Kelly Olino, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology); Leader, Skin Cancer Surgery, Melanoma Program; Clinical Director of the Smilow Melanoma Program, Yale Cancer Center; Co-Director Cutaneous Malignancy Tumor Board, Yale Cancer Center; Medical Student Clerkship Liaison for Division of Surgical Oncology, Surgery

Contact Information

Kelly Olino, MD, FACS

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Surgical Oncology

    310 Cedar Street, FMB130

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States



Kelly Olino, MD, FACS, is a doubly board -certified surgeon who provides patients with comprehensive surgical care including resection of skin and soft tissue tumors including melanoma, merkel cell carcinoma, sarcoma, and advanced cutaneous squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma, including minimally invasive techniques for metastatic disease. Dr. Olino is a past recipient of the Society for Surgical Oncology’s Clinical Investigator Award to support her research in tumor immunology. She continues this work at Yale and has been funded through the Calabresi Immune-Oncology scholar program and the Skin Cancer SPORE career enhancement program. She continues her work in translational research combining her knowledge of tumor immunology with her clinical acumen. She currently serves on the NCCN non-melanoma cutaneous malignancy committee.

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Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2015)
  • Residency
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2013)
  • MD
    The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2005)
  • BS
    Cornell University, Biological Sciences-Neurobiology (2000)


  • Multidisciplinary Management Challenges in Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    Chicago, IL, United States 2023
    2023 ASCO Annual Meeting
  • The Use of ctDNA in the Management of Cutaneous Malignancies: Current Use and Future Directions
    Boston, MA, United States 2023
    SSO 2023 – International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care
  • Adoptive Cell Therapy: Considerations of Tumor Selection and Heterogeneity of Responses Across Sites
    San Diego, CA, United States 2023
    SSO Advanced Cancer Therapies
  • Immunotherapy Utilization in Stage IIIa Melanoma: Less Can Be More
    Virtual presentation 2022
    American College of Surgeons
  • What's Next? Treatment Choices After Anti-PD-1 Antibody
    Chicago, IL, United States 2022
    2022 ASCO Annual Meeting
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Tumor Biology and Biomarkers.
    Dallas, TX, United States 2022
    Society of Surgical Oncology 2022 International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care
  • The Changing Landscape for Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    Virtual due to COVID-19 2022
    The Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
  • The Evolution in the Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma at Yale: Past Experience and Future Directions
    New Haven, CT. Virtual due to COVID-19 2022
    Yale Cancer Center Grand Rounds
  • Surgical Oncology Potpourri for the ABSITE
    Virtual due to COVID-19 2022
    Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  • Co-targeting the innate and adaptive immune systems to overcome resistance to anti-PD(L)-1
    Virtual due to COVID-19 2021
    Inter-SPORE Melanoma Meeting
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Evolution in management of a rare malignancy.
    Virtual Due to COVID 19 2020
    Academic Surgical Congress

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Texas Rising StarsSuper Doctors2018
Golden Scalpel Medical Student Teaching AwardUniversity of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine2016
Society for Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigators Award Society for Surgical Oncology Foundation2016
Frank Coulson Resident Clinical Excellence AwardThe Johns Hopkins School of Medicine2013
Department of Surgery Medical Student Teaching AwardThe Johns Hopkins School of Medicine2013
Anthony Imbembo Resident Teaching AwardThe Johns Hopkins School of Medicine2013
Anthony Imbembo Resident Teaching AwardThe Johns Hopkins School of Medicine2012
Anthony Imbembo Resident Teaching AwardThe Johns Hopkins School of Medicine2011
Baltimore Academy of Surgery Research Award2009
George Zuidema Basic Science AwardThe Johns Hopkins School of Medicine2008

Professional Service

Frontiers of Immunology: Cancer Immunity and ImmunotherapyEditor2022 - Present
Society of Surgical OncologyProgram Committee member.2022 - Present
The Society for Surgical OncologyImmunotherapy-oncology program committee2022 - Present
The Society of Surgical OncologyScientific Program Committee- Chair Immuno-oncology subgroup2022 - Present
National Comprehensive Cancer Network- Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Panel Representative of Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital for national guideline development for the treatment of cutaneous skin cancers including squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, dermatofibrosarcoma and merkel cell carcinoma.2022 - Present
Status of Women in Medicine- Department of Surgery LiasonLiaison2022 - Present
National Comprehensive Cancer Network- Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Guideline PanelCreation of national guidelines for merkel cell carcinoma, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans2022 - Present
Journal of Surgical ResearchEditor2021 - Present
Yale New Haven Hospital Credentials CommitteeMember2021 - Present
Yale Cancer Center - Smilow Clinical CouncilMember2021 - Present
The Society for Immunotherapy of CancerCo-Chair Surgery Committee Session for 2021 National Meeting2021 - 2022
Schwartz Cancer Center Grand Rounds Planning CommitteeCommittee Member2021 - Present
SITCAbstract Reviewer2021 - Present
CancersReviewer2021 - Present
The Society of Surgical OncologyMelanoma Disease Site Working Group. Planning of education activities and guidelines for the management of cutaneous malignancies.2020 - 2022
Yale Center for Immuno-OncologySymposia and seminar planning committee2019 - Present
Association for Academic SurgeryInstitutional Representative for Yale Department of Surgery Membership Committee2019 - 2023
Association for Academic SurgeryProgram Committee2016 - Present
Annals of Surgical OncologyReviewer2015 - Present
Journal of Surgical Oncology Reviewer2015 - Present

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