Kathleen Garvey, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
5.0 /5
67 reviews
I work hard to make patients feel at ease when they’re in my care. I pride myself in doing everything I can to be my patient’s best healthcare advocate.
- Kathleen Garvey, MD
Google Forefront Dermatology
I’ve seen so many dermatologists throughout my life and none of them could fix my acne until I saw Dr. Garvey. Within a month all of my acne is gone and even my scarring is slowly fading, I recommend her to anybody struggling with acne! Love love love her!
Google Forefront Dermatology
Excellent care would highly recommend Dr. Garvey.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Professional, yet very personable. Very thorough exam. Confident and clear explanations with take home materials for further study. I learned more from her than any other dermatologist I have previosly seen. I plan to return annually.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garvey was professional and thorough, providing information, while addressing questions and concerns. Warm personal manner too.
Vitals Forefront Dermatology
It was my first visit and Dr. Garvey and the entire staff were fantastic. I really felt like they listened to me and explained everything so I could understand it.
Vitals Forefront Dermatology
First timer with Dr. Garvey. She listened to my complaints, paid to particular attention to the areas of concern, and explained everything fully.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Loved having Dr. Garvey as my dermatologist!
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garvey is great. She really listens and does a very thorough exam when checking your skin. I feel safe with her monitoring me.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr Garvey is a really nice dermatologist. She is patient with all my questions and offered several different options with an excellent explanation of each. The office and staff are very pleasant and the location is perfect.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garvey and the staff at Forefront Dermatology are always thoughtful and kind. We are happy to have found a great dermatologist in the Lake Country area.

Undergraduate Degree:
Miami University – Oxford, OH

Medical Degree:
University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Dermatology Residency:
Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville, FL

American Board of Dermatology
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Waukesha County Medical Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Presidents Scholar Award
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Garvey, C; Garvey, K; Hendi, A. A review of common dermatologic disorders of the external ear. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 2008; 19;226-232.

Garvey, K; Hinshaw, M; Vanness, E. Chronic disseminated cutaneous blastomycosis in and 11-year old, with a brief review of the literature. Pediatric Dermatology, 2005;23(6):541-5.

Hansen, W; McAndrew, S; Harris, K; Zimmerman B. Metoclopramide effect on breastfeeding the preterm infant; a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2005;105(2):383-9.

Tribus, CB; Garvey, KE. Full-thickness thoracic laminar erosion after posterior spinal fusion associated with late-presenting infection. Spine, 2003;28(10):E194-197.