Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Kelly’s practice focuses on pediatric and adolescent disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as general pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He specializes in the non-operative and surgical treatment of pediatric spinal deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis), including congenital, neuromuscular, and early-onset scoliosis, and surgical treatment of the growing spine. His interests also include conditions of the pediatric hip, lower extremity and foot, as well as pediatric trauma.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Angular and rotational deformity of the lower extremities and limb length discrepancy
  • Clubfoot and other congenital deformities of the foot
  • Idiopathic, congenital and neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Dysplasia of the hip
  • Kyphosis
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Spinal fractures, subluxations, and instability
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Torticollis

Common Procedures

  • Casting for infantile scoliosis
  • Growth arrest and modulation
  • Hemivertebra excision
  • Osteotomies of the pelvis, lower extremities, and feet
  • Osteotomies of the spine to correct deformity
  • Posterior and anterior spinal fusions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine

Clinical Office Locations

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

    4S60, Suite 1B

    One Children's Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

    13001 N Outer Forty Rd., Suite 1C

    Town and Country, MO 63017

  • Shriners Hospital for Children - St. Louis

    4400 Clayton Ave.

    St Louis, MO 63110

Hospital Affiliations

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

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Selected Publications

Research Interests

Dr. Kelly's research interests include treatment, complications and outcomes related to pediatric spinal deformity, as well as treatment and outcomes of pediatric trauma.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kelly’s practice focuses on pediatric and adolescent disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as general pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He specializes in the non-operative and surgical treatment of pediatric spinal deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis), including congenital, neuromuscular, and early-onset scoliosis, and surgical treatment of the growing spine. His interests also include conditions of the pediatric hip, lower extremity and foot, as well as pediatric trauma.

Background

Dr. Kelly earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY, and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. He did both a research fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery and a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kelly is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

Board Certifications

  • Dr. Kelly earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY, and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. He did both a research fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery and a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kelly is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

Medical Degree

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program

Research Fellowship

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Orthopaedics, Boston Children’s Hospital

Milestones

2015, Best Non-Clinical Research Paper, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. “Platelets and Plasma Stimulate Sheep Rotator Cuff Tendon Fibroblasts When Cultured in an Extracellular Matrix Scaffold“.

2013, International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS) – Resident Scholarship, Pediatric Society of North America

2012, International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS) — Resident Scholarship, Pediatric Society of North America

Make an Appointment

Dr. Kelly’s Office Locations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

4S60, Suite 1B

One Children's Place

St Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 N Outer Forty Rd., Suite 1C

Town and Country, MO 63017

Shriners Hospital for Children

4400 Clayton Ave.

St Louis, MO 63110

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