Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Kelly’s practice centers on pediatric and adult spinal deformities, revision spinal surgeries, complex cervical disorders including deformity and myelopathy, scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and neuromuscular disease.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Complex spine reconstructions
  • Flatback syndrome
  • Kyphosis
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Revision surgeries
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal malalignment
  • Spondylolisthesis

Common Procedures

  • Cervical laminoplasty
  • Decompressions
  • Disc replacements
  • Posterior and anterior spinal fusions
  • Spinal osteotomies
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions
  • Vertebral column resections

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    4921 Parkview Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

    One Children's Place, Suite 1B

    St. Louis, MO 63110

  • Shriners Hospital for Children

    4400 Clayton Ave.

    St Louis, MO 63110

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

SOLICITED ARTICLES:

  • Kelly M, Safran M. The Elbow: Current Literature, Publications and Concepts. Current Opin Orthop 2006;17(4):364-8.
  • Wollowick AL, Kelly MP, Riew KD. Osteotomies for the Treatment of Cervical Kyphosis due to Ankylosing Spondylitis: Indications and Techniques. Semin Spine Surg (in press).
  • Wollowick AL, Kelly MP, Riew KD. Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy in the Cervical Spine. Spine Focus. (in press).

BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • Kelly MP, Hu SS. Nutrition and Pain Management in the Adult Spinal Deformity Patient. In: Ogilvie JW (ed.) Scoliosis Research Society E-Text, Spine Deformity Surgery. www.srs.org, 2010.
  • Kelly MP, Zebala LP, Lenke LG. Vertebral Column Resection for Severe, Rigid, Spinal Deformity through an All Posterior Approach. In: Rhee J, Wiesel S (eds.). Operative Techniques in Spinal Surgery. (in press)
  • Zebala LP, Kelly MP, Bridwell KH. Osteotomies of the Spine for Sagittal Imbalance: Smith-Petersen and Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomies. In: Operative Techniques in Spinal Surgery. Rhee, Wiesel ed. (in press)
  • Kelly MP, Wollowisk AL, Riew KD. Cervical Osteotomies for Cervicothoracic Kyphosis. In: Rhee J, Wiesel S (eds.) Operative Techniques in Spinal Surgery. (in press)

Research Interests

Dr. Kelly’s research interests lie in outcomes of spine surgery and in complication avoidance in complex spinal deformity surgeries. Dr. Kelly is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, the Cervical Spine Research Society, the Harms Study Group, and the International Spine Study Group. He has received multiple peer-reviewed grants to investigate complication avoidance in spine surgery.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kelly’s practice centers on pediatric and adult spinal deformities, revision spinal surgeries, complex cervical disorders including deformity and myelopathy, scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and neuromuscular disease.

Background

Michael Kelly, MD, MSc, 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. Dr. Kelly is a member of the International Spine Study Group and the Harms Study Group for Pediatric Deformity.

Board Certifications

  • 2014, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Certified

Medical Degree

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship

  • Advanced Clinical Fellowship in Complex Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity, Washington University
  • School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Spinal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Honors and Awards:

  • 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
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Dr. Kelly’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children's Hospital

4S60, Suite 1B

One Children's Place

St Louis, MO 63110

Shriners Hospital for Children

4400 Clayton Ave.

St Louis, MO 63110

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