Professional Summary


  • University of Colorado Health Science Center - Aurora, in Doctor of Medicine, 2014


  • University of Colorado Health Science Center - Aurora, in Internal Medicine, 2017


  • Fellowship in Endocrinology from University of Colorado Health Science Center

Board Certifications

  • AM BD INTERNAL MEDICINE awarded in 08/23/2017

Professional Memberships

  • The Endocrine Society
  • Utah Medical Association
  • American Thyroid Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Language Spoken

  • English

Practice Focus

Thyroid Disorders, Thyroid Nodule Evaluation and Biopsy, Thyroid Cancer, Parathyroid Disorders, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, Adrenal Disorders, PCOS, Transgender Services, Type 1 Diabetes Management when other endocrine conditions are present


Kelsey M. DeSalvo, MD, was born and raised in Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was selected for the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, won the Jacob Van Ek Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Contributions to the University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She completed her medical doctorate at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus where she won several awards including the Gottesfeld Memorial Award for Overall Outstanding Student Performance in Medical School, and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and her Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. During her training, Dr. DeSalvo gained an expertise in fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules, initiated studies highlighting deficits in iodine content in prenatal vitamins (needed by the thyroid gland and brain of a developing fetus), and won the quality improvement incentive award for her research on the appropriate indications to use intravenous thyroid medication. Dr. DeSalvo is a fellowship trained Endocrinologist who sees adult patients with a broad range of endocrine diseases and disorders. Endocrinology primarily deals with understanding glands and hormones in the body. Dr. DeSalvo enjoys taking the time to get to know her patients and strives to find them a personalized, evidence-based treatment plan. She prides herself on her commitment to providing excellent patient care. In her free time, Dr. DeSalvo spends time with her husband, son, and dog. They enjoy many outdoor adventures, including hiking, camping and downhill skiing. She also enjoys reading.

Intermountain Hospital Affiliations

Verified Patient Ratings

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Patient Satisfaction

(4.7) 587 ratings

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Jun 30, 2022
Dr. Desalvo is very concerned with my care and treatment. It's nice to have a Dr that genuinely cares
Jun 23, 2022
Don't measure a solution
Jun 22, 2022
Highly satisfied with her. First time in year's my diabetes is in control
Jun 12, 2022
Dr DeSalvo prepared an alternate treatment path should it be necessary
Jun 10, 2022
Dr DeSalvo is Excellent. I need and appreciate her help. .
Jun 8, 2022
Dr. Desalvo is one of my favorites to visit with. I brought up minor concerns and she didn't disregard them at all. She came up with a lot of ideas that we're going to work through as I get more test results back. I'm so so grateful for her after I had so
Jun 8, 2022
I will ALWAYS recommend Dr. Desalvo.
Jun 7, 2022
Excellent doctor
May 27, 2022
Dr. DeSalvo was amazing. Very thorough. Very thorough. I wish more doctors were like her.
May 26, 2022
Loved meeting with Dr. DeSalvo. She was incredibly kind and listened to my questions/concerns and gave helpful information.
May 26, 2022
Everyone I came in contact with were amazing. So grateful.
May 26, 2022
I'm very impressed with Dr. DeSalvo. She went over everything that could possibly happen. I'm so grateful for how she put me at ease. I'd never had a biopsy before.
May 23, 2022
This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with any provider. She spent 40 or more minutes with me. She drew pictures and explained everything well.
May 16, 2022
DeSalvo is excellent and a very people person!
May 9, 2022
I have recommended Dr. DeSalvo and will continue to.
May 2, 2022
It is a very professional practice that works hard. .
May 2, 2022
Dr Desalvo is very good at helping me make choices and recommending good care. I don't think I would recommend her to others though because I feel the choice in doctor is best advised by other medical professionals and the patient in question. Not me as
Apr 30, 2022
Dr DeSalvo is effectively communicates without ever making me feel talked down to. I feel like she's a partner in my success.
Apr 26, 2022
Apr 26, 2022
Dr. DeSalvo was wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone I know.
Apr 22, 2022
Dr. DeSalvo is the most thorough and kind physician I have experienced. As full as her schedule is, she never seems rushed, her explanations are clear and she is very respectful of my input regarding treatment. I always leave with clear instructions and k
Apr 22, 2022
Incredibly caring, competent and integrated staff.
Apr 19, 2022
Dr. Del Salvo was great in taking time and making my new patient visit a good experience. She is knowledgeable and personable.
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Apr 6, 2022
Very good
Mar 31, 2022
Mar 31, 2022
Excellent inclusion in deciding next steps.
Mar 31, 2022
Very helpful.
Mar 25, 2022
Dr. Desalvo took the time to explain to me and my daughter exactly what my options were.
Mar 23, 2022
Dr. DeSalvo is outstanding physician.
Mar 18, 2022
Dr. DeSalvo is awesome. I feel lucky to be able to see her.
Mar 18, 2022
Very knowledgeable
Mar 17, 2022
Well done
Mar 16, 2022
Really like her
Mar 14, 2022
The doctor was great and I would recommend her to anyone.
Mar 12, 2022
I've been with this endocrinologist for a while and this far I've been fairly happy with my treatment.
Mar 10, 2022
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Mar 9, 2022
MD is fantastic! She is as good and better than Dr. She answered all ? And asked inquisitive ?.You have a gem on your medical staff!
Feb 17, 2022
Dr. DeSalvo was professional, caring and easy to talk to.
Feb 11, 2022
All clinics and doctor's offices should model themselves after this one
Feb 11, 2022
Couldn't be more pleased with my care during the visit
Feb 10, 2022
Dr DeSalvo listened carefully. It's clear that she really cares. I feel like I am so lucky to find her! Dr DeSalvo has made a huge positive difference in my treatment. I feel so much better and I am healthier, I am so incredibly grateful
Feb 10, 2022
One of the best Doctors I've had!
Feb 10, 2022
My Dr. Is awesome
Feb 5, 2022
Dr. DeSalvo takes the time to listen and to understand my reasoning and concerns.
Feb 3, 2022
Dr. DeSalvo was an excellent physician. I was very well pleased with her depth of knowledge and patient rapport.
Feb 2, 2022
Dr DeSalvo is probably one of the best physicians I've seen. I appreciated that she treated me as a partner in my care rather than talking down to me.
Feb 2, 2022
She is very helpful, knowledgeable, and caring.
Jan 28, 2022
No bad experiences - came away with hope that I might be able to get better.
Jan 27, 2022
I have a great deal of trust in Dr DeSalvo
Jan 27, 2022
The doctor and her nurse worked very well together!
Jan 27, 2022
I was well informed by the doctor and the nurse.
Jan 26, 2022
Wished she was a little more personable. With a disease that affects so much in my life, is love to have had her go out of her way a little more to treat me and not just a patient.
Jan 22, 2022
Not bad
Jan 22, 2022
Not bad
Jan 19, 2022
Really liked Dr. DeSalvo
Jan 18, 2022
Have always had a good experience
Jan 18, 2022
Very good care
Jan 9, 2022
DeSalvo was excellent, thorough, professional, but also very personable. I felt she totally had the best interests in/for me. Really listened well. I felt very heard.
Jan 7, 2022
Dr Desalvo is competent, clear in her explanations and easy to talk with. I'm thrilled to be working with her. She is an asset to IHC.
Jan 6, 2022
Dr. Was able to answe.r the questions I had at this time, and showed genuine concern for me as a patient
Jan 3, 2022
Dr. DeSalvo's consultative approach is refreshing. She understands that at the end of the day the patient has the ultimate decision and she is very persuasive with good information and a caring bedside manner.
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Dec 30, 2021
Dr. DeSalvo is phenomenal - the best endocrinologist I've seen!
Dec 29, 2021
Dr. DeSalvo was very thorough in getting my history and explaining the various blood work she was ordering. She was very polite and caring.
Dec 29, 2021
Dr DeSalvo is amazing! Very friendly, really wants to get to know you and listens well, great analogies and makes it easy to understand with her telling you while writing it down. Definitely recommend!
Dec 27, 2021
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Dec 22, 2021
Dr DeSalvo is past excellent. She has been and is extremely important in my ongoing care. I've recommended her to several friends
Dec 18, 2021
Dr. DeSalvo was very kind, professional and knowledgeable and honest, which I appreciated
Dec 16, 2021
She was excellent!!!
Dec 16, 2021
Very knowledgeable and concerned.
Dec 13, 2021
You do a great job thank you for your patience also.
Dec 12, 2021
She always takes the time to explain in a way I can understand. She puts my mind at ease with all of my concerns. Very personable.
Sep 15, 2021
As stated. Excellent.
Sep 8, 2021
Dr. DeSalvo is extraordinary. One of the best doctor experiences I have ever had. She is grounded and so knowledgeable, she put me right at ease. She is very thorough and connected everything I had questions about. And, I liked the visual drawings she di
Sep 2, 2021
Dr. DeSalvo was amazing! She was thorough, patient, and explained things no other endocrinologist has. Excellent patient care!
Aug 30, 2021
We were very pleased with the doctor and clinic. .
Aug 26, 2021
Excellent Doctor. Opposition were presented and concerns met.