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Michael Kelly, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Specialty
Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Clinical Interests
Dr. Kelly's practice centers on pediatric and adult spinal deformities; revision spinal surgeries; complex cervical disorders; cervical, thoracic and lumbar pathology; fractures; degeneration; deformity; scoliosis; kyphosis; spondylolisthesis and herniated discs; motion sparing techniques.

Research Interests
Dr. Kelly's research interests lie in comparative effectiveness research and cost utility analyses in treatments of spinal pathologies. In addition, Dr. Kelly is interested in the appropriate utilization of resources and technologies in spinal surgery, and in complication avoidance/safety research in complex spinal deformities.

Michael Kelly, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts and completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed fellowship training in both spine surgery and complex deformity at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.


2013 AO Spine Young Investigator Research Grant Award
2010 Best Poster Award, Tumor and Metabolic Bone Disease Section, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
2010 Norman T. Kirk Award, SOMOS Annual Meeting
2009 First Place, Resident Writer Award, American Journal of Orthopedics
2009 Resident Leadership Forum, American Orthopaedic Association

Board Certifications
2014, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Certified

Medical Degree
University of Massachusetts Medical School

University of California, San Francisco, California

2012- 2013 Complex Deformity Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

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