Kona Dermatologist

Joy A. McElroy, M.D.


Our Mission

Working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in Medical Dermatology.




77-311 Sunset Drive Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 (808) 329-6355

Birthplace and Birthday

St Louis, Missouri March 26


Loi M. Chang-Stroman, M.D., Howard University, Mayo Clinic


University of Missouri at Kansas City

B.A./M.D. – Six Year Medical Program 1980-1986

Post Graduate Training

Brown University – Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island Surgery Internship, 1986-1987

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Dermatology Fellowship, 1987-1990

 Professional Experience

 The Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation, Johnson and Johnson

Raritan, New Jersey, National Director, Dermatology Research, 1990-1993 Private Practice, Kona, Hawaii, 1993-1997

Associate Clinical Professor, University of Hawaii, 1995-1997

Specialty Certification

Board Certification through the American Academy of Dermatology, 1991

Professional Societies

Member, Hawaii Dermatology Society
Member, Hawaii Medical Association
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Member, American Medical Association
Member, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
Member, Pacific Dermatology
Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Member, The Links, Inc.
Gubernatorial Appointment, State Health Planning and Development Committee, State of Hawaii

Medical Licensure

Minnesota 0313933
California G072471
New Jersey MA57351
Hawaii MD 00531

Publications, Professional

“The Treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma with Extracorporeal Photophoresis,” with S.A. Muller, L.E. Gibson and R.K. Winkelmann; presentation at Dermatology section of National Medical Association, Los Angeles, CA July 1988

“Carbon Dioxide Laser Abration for the Treatment of Recalcitrant Epidermal Dyskeratosis,” with D. A. Mehregan and R.K. Roenigk; presentation at Plastic/Dermatology Section for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Arlington, Virginia, April 1988

“Granulomatous Dermatitis with Eosinophillia: A Clinicopathology Study,” with Ms. Peters, K.M. Leiferman and R.K. Winkelmann; presentation at Gross and Microscopic Session, American Academy of Dermatology, Washington, D.C., December 1988

“Solar Urticaria: A Case Report Involving Xenogeneic Passive Transfer Studies,” with M.T. McEvoy, A.F. Fransway and R.K. Winkelmann; Animal studies performed under the direction of Paul Zollman

“Concomitant Disseminated Varicella Zoster with HSV-II in a Patient with AIDS,” (case and review), with W. Wilson, W.P.D. Su and S.A. Muller 1990

“Carbon Dioxide Laser Vaporization of Recalcitrant Symptomatic Plaques of Hailey- Hailey Disease and Darier’s Disease,” D.A. Mehregan, R.K. Roenigk, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 23, No. 5, Part 1, November 1990

“Topical Tretinoin in the Treatment of Actinic (Solar) Keratoses,” (poster presentation, American Academy of Dermatology, December 1991) E.G. Thorne and J.B. Roach

“The Pathogenesis, Clinical Picture and Management of Photodamage,” (Consultant presentation and training for Elizabeth Arden), June 1991

“Infection with Tumefaction, Draining Sinuses and Grains,” C de Almeida Presses and W.P.D. Su, Cutis, July 1992

“A Single Blinded, Randomized, Phase IV Study to Compare the Efficacy of Erycette and Cleocin-T Lotion in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Facial Acne Vulgaris,” with A. Kligman, J Dimatteo, 1993

Community Service

Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinics Waimea, Hawaii-Sep 93, Sep 94 Kona, Hawaii-Sep 93, Sep 94