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Michael Kelly, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Spine Surgery

Specialty Areas

Spine Surgery - Orthopedic
Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Cervical Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

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.

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  • Education
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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 12
Office Phone: 314-514-3500

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Progress West Hospital

20 Progress Point Pkwy
O'Fallon, MO 63368

Suite: 114
Office Phone: 314-514-3500



Fellowship: Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Loius, Missouri 2011
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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Ailon T, Scheer JK, Lafage V, Schwab FJ, Klineberg E, Sciubba DM, Protopsaltis TS, Zebala L, Hostin R, Obeid I, Koski T, Kelly MP, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS, ames CP, International Spine Study Group. Adult Spinal Deformity Surgeons Are Unable to Accurately Predict Postoperative Spinal Alignment Using Clinical Judgement Alone. Spine Deformity. 2016 July; (4) 323-329.

Oshima, Y, Kelly MP, Kwang-Sup S, Park MS, Chunatarapas T, Vo K, Yeom JS, Takeshita K, Riew KD. Spino-laminar Line Test as a Screening Tool for C1-Level Stenosis. Global Spine J. 2016 June; 6(4): 370-374.

Murphy RK, Sun P, Xu J, Wang Y, Sullivan S, Gamble P, Wagner J, Wright NN, Dorward IG, Riew D, Santiago P, Kelly MP, Trinkus K, Ray WZ, Song SK. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarker of Axon Loss Reflects Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Spine. 2016 May; 41(9):751-756. PMID: 26650876

Murphy KJ, Sun P, Han RH, Griffin KJ, Wagner J, Yarbrough CK, Wright NM, Dorward IG, Riew KD, Kelly MP, Santiago P, Zebala LP, Trinkaus K, Ray WZ, Song SK, Fractional Anisotropy to Quantify Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Severity. J Neurosurg Sci-3678, April 2016, accepted for publication

Kim YC, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Hyun SJ, You KH, Kim YW, Chang HG, Kelly MP, Koester LA, Blanke KM, Bumpass DB. Results of Revision Surgery for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Following Posterior Segmental Instrumentation: Minimum 2-Year Post-Revision Follow-up. Spine. 2016, April 26 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27128389

Neuman, BJ; Baldus, C; Zebala, LP; Kelly, MP; Shaffrey, C; Edwards, C; Koski, T; Schwab, F; Glassman, S; Parent, S; Lewis, S; Lenke, LG; Buchowski, JM; Smith, JS; Crawford, CH; Kim, HJ; Lafage, V; Lurie, J; Carreon, L; Bridwell, KH. Patient Factors That Influence Decision Making: Randomization versus Observational Nonoperative versus Observational Operative Treatment for Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis (ASLS). Deformity: Spine. (Phila PA 1976). 2016 Mar; 41(6):E349-E358. PMID: 26571162 

Bokshan SL, Godzik J, Dalton J, Jaffe J, Lenke LG, Kelly MP. Reliability of the revised SRS-22 and ODI Questionnaires when administered by telephone to adult spine deformity patients. Spine J. 2016 Mar 17; S1529-9430(16)00479-4; [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26997110

Jain A, Lafage V, Kelly MP, Hassanzadeh H, Neuman BJ, Sciubba DM, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP, Scheer JK, Burton D, Gupta MC, Hart R, Hostin RA, Kebaish KM; International Spine Study Group. Validity, Reliability, and Responsiveness of SRS- 7 as an Outcomes Assessment instrument for operatively Treated patients with Adult Spinal Deformity. Spine. 2016 Feb 29; [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26937607

Knott P, Sturm P, Lonner B, Cahill P, Betsch M, McCarthy R, Kelly MP, Lenke LG, Betz R, Multicenter comparison of 3D Spinal Measurements Using Surface Topography With Those From Conventional Radiography. Spine Deformity. March 2016, 4(2):98- 103.

Smith JS, Klineberg E, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage R, Hostin R, Mundis GM Jr, Errico TJ, Kim HJ, Protopsaltis TS, Hamilton DK, Scheer JK, Soroceanu A, Kelly MP, Line B, Gupta M, Deviren V, Hart R, Burton DC, Bess S, Ames CP; International Spine Study Group. Prospective multicenter assessment of perioperative and minimum 2-year postoperative complication rates associated with adult spinal deformity surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Feb 26:1-14. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26918574

Bess S, Line B, Fu KM, McCarthy I, Lafage V, Schwab F, Shaffrey C, Ames C, Akbarnia B, Jo H, Kelly M, Burton D, Hart R, Klineberg E, Kebaish K, Hostin R, Mundis G, Mummaneni P, Smith JS; International Spine Study Group. The Health Impact of Symptomatic Adult Spinal Deformity: Comparison of Deformity Types to United States Population Norms and Chronic Diseases. Spine. 2016 Feb; 41(3):224-233. PMCID: PMC471818

Eliasberg CD, Kelly MP, Ajiboye RM, Soohoo NF. Complications and Rates of Subsequent Lumbar Surgery Following Lumbar Total Disc Arthroplasty and Lumbar Fusion. Spine. 2016 Jan:41(2):173-81, PMCID: PMC4710859

Smith, JS; Lafage, V; Shaffrey, CI; Schwab, F; Lafage, R; Hostin, R; OʼBrien, M; Boachie-Adjei, O; Akbarnia, BA; Mundis, GM; Errico, T; Kim, HJ; Protopsaltis, TS; Hamilton, DK; Scheer, JK; Sciubba, D; Ailon, T; Fu, KG; Kelly, MP; Zebala, L; Line, B; Klineberg, E; Gupta, M; Deviren, V; Hart, R; Burton, D; Bess, S; Ames, CP; International Spine Study Group. Outcomes of Operative and Nonoperative Treatment for Adult Spinal Deformity: A Prospective, Multicenter, Propensity-Matched Cohort Assessment with Minimum 2-Year Follow-up. Neurosurgery. 2015 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26579966

Kelly MP, Zebala LP, Kim HJ, Sciubba DM, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Klineberg E, Mundis G Jr, Burton D, Hart R, Soroceanu A, Schwab F, Lafage V; International Spine Study Group. Effectiveness of preoperative autologous blood donation for protection against allogeneic blood exposure in adult spinal deformity surgeries: a propensity-matched cohort analysis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jan; 24(1):124-30. PMCID: PMC4701383

Sciubba, DM; Yurter, A; Smith, JS; Kelly, MP; Scheer, JK; Goodwin, CR; Lafage, V; Hart, RA; Bess, S; Kebaish, K; Schwab, F; Shaffrey, CI; Ames, CP; The International Spine Study Group. A Comprehensive Review of Complication Rates After Surgery for Adult Deformity: A Reference for Informed Consent. Spine Deformity. 2015 Nov: 3(6):575-594

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.