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Michael Kelly, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Spine Surgery

Specialty Areas
Spine Surgery - Orthopedic
Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. Kelly:

Visit Dr. Kelly's page on the Orthopedic Surgery website

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, A, 12
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Washington University Orthopedics
14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO  63017
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8233
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Orthopedics, pediatric and adult spinal deformities, revision spinal surgeries, complex spinal disorders, cervical, thoracic and lumbar pathology, fractures, degeneration, deformity, scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis and herniated discs.

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

Board Certification
Orthopedic Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
BA: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1999
Medical Degree: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 2005
Residency: University of California, San Francisco, California, 2010
Fellowship: Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Loius, Missouri, 2011
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University Orthopedics & Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Center

Honors and Awards
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

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Godzik J, Kelly MP, Radmanesh A, Kim D, Holekamp TF, Smyth MD, Lenke LG, Shimony JS, Park TS, Leonard J, Limbrick DD. Relationship of syrinx size and tonsillar descent to spinal deformity in Chiari malformation Type I with associated syringomyelia. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Apr;13(4):368-74.

Zebala LP, Chuntarapas T, Kelly MP, Talcott M, Greco S, Riew KD. Intrawound vancomycin powder eradicates surgical wound contamination: an in vivo rabbit study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jan 1;96(1):46-51.

Stoker GE, Buchowski JM, Kelly MP. Dropped head syndrome after multilevel cervical radiofrequency ablation: a case report. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2013 Dec;26(8):444-8.

Kelly MP, Mitchell MD, Hacker RJ, Riew KD, Sasso RC. Single-level degenerative cervical disc disease and driving disability: results from a prospective, randomized trial. Global Spine J. 2013 Dec;3(4):237-42.

Park MS, Kelly MP, Lee DH, Min WK, Rahman RK, Riew KD. Sagittal alignment as a predictor of clinical adjacent segment pathology requiring surgery after anterior cervical arthrodesis. Spine J. 2013 Oct 23.

Kelly MP, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Agarwal R, Godzik J, Koester L. Fate of the adult revision spinal deformity patient: a single institution experience. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Sep 1;38(19):E1196-200.

Park MS, Kelly MP, Min WK, Rahman RK, Riew KD. Surgical treatment of C3 and C4 cervical radiculopathies. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Jan 15;38(2):112-8.

Stoker GE, Buchowski JM, Kelly MP, Meyers BF, Patterson GA. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with posterior spinal reconstruction for the resection of upper lobe lung tumors involving the spine. Spine J. 2013 Jan;13(1):68-76.

Anderson PA, Andersson GB, Arnold PM, Brodke DS, Brodt ED, Chapman JR, Chou D, Dekutoski M, Dettori JR, DeVine JG, Ely CG, Fehlings MG, Fischer DJ, Fourney DR, Hansen MA, Harrod CC, Hashimoto R, Hermsmeyer JT, Hilibrand AS, Kasliwal MK, Kelly MP, Kim HJ, Kraemer P, Lawrence BD, Lee MJ, Lenke LG, Norvell DC, Raich A, Riew KD, Shaffrey CI, Skelly AC, Smith JS, Standaert CJ, Van Alstyne EM, Wang JC. Terminology. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Oct 15;37(22 Suppl):S8-9.

Kim HJ, Kelly MP, Ely CG, Dettori JR, Riew KD. The risk of adjacent-level ossification development after surgery in the cervical spine: are there factors that affect the risk? A systematic review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Oct 15;37(22 Suppl):S65-74.

Kim HJ, Kelly MP, Ely C, Dettori JR, Riew KD. "The Risk of Adjacent Level Ossification Development (ALOD) Following Surgery in the Cervical Spine: Are there Factors that Affect the Risk? A Systematic Review." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Aug 6.

Park MS, Kelly MP, Min WK, Rahman RK, Riew KD. "Surgical Treatment of C3 and C4 Cervical Radiculopathy." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Jul 7.

Stoker GE, Buchowski JM, Kelly MP. "Dropped Head Syndrome Following Multilevel Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation: A Case Report." J Spinal Disord Tech. 2012 May 10.

Wollowick AL, Kelly MP, Riew KD. Pedicle subtraction osteotomy in the cervical spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Mar 1;37(5):E342-8.

Kelly MP, Mok JM, Frisch RF, Tay BK. "Adjacent segment motion after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion versus Prodisc-c cervical total disk arthroplasty: analysis from a randomized, controlled trial." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jul 1;36(15):1171-9.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Michael P. Kelly.

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