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John D. Kelly, IV, MD

John D. Kelly, IV, MD Surgeon

Director, Sports Shoulder Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Kelly is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. John D. Kelly, IV

America's Most Compassionate Doctors' Patient's Choice, 2011

Arthroscopy Association North America, Master Shoulder Surgeon

Main Line Times Top Doctor, 2013

NATA Honorary Member, 2012

Philadelphia Sports Congress, Torg Award 2012

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues: 1999, 2002, 2010 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 - 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Loose Bodies
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cap Instability
  • Knee Cartilage Tear
  • Knee Ligament Repair
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sport Related Ankle Injury
  • Sports Injury

Description of Clinical Expertise

Rotator Cuff Disease
Shoulder Instability
Knee, Shoulder, Ankle, Elbow, Hip Arthroscopy
Joint Preservation

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Temple University Hospital

Memberships

AAOS, National American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, National American Orthopaedic Society, National American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, National AOA, National Arthroscopy Association of North America, International Catholic Medical Society, National Eastern Orthopaedic Association, National Irish American Orthopaedic Association, National Jewish Catholic Relationship Council, Local Penn Athletic Trainers, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kelly is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Disorders of the Shoulder
Arthroscopic Surgery
Disorders of the Knee
Arthritis Prevention
Injuries to Throwers
Holistic Orthopedics
Diabetes and Soft Tissue Manifestations
Oxidative Stress and Aging

Selected Publications:

Paschos N, Kelly JD, Bannister E, Zgonis M: Alternatives to Reverse Shoulder for Massive Cuff Tears ICL Series AAOS 67 (11): 2018.

Hoglund L, Pontiggia L, Kelly J.: A 6-week hip muscle strengthening and lumbopelvic-hip core stabilization program to improve pain, function, and quality of life in persons with patellofemoral osteoarthritis: a feasibility pilot study Pilot and Feasibility Studies 4 (70): 2018.

) Kraeutler, M. J., McCarty, E. C., Belk, J. W., Wolf, B. R., Hettrich, C. M., Ortiz, S. F., Kelly JD. ... & Bollier, M. J: Descriptive Epidemiology of the MOON Shoulder Instability Cohort. AJSM : 2018.

Talathi N, Khoury V, Lavalva S, Kelly JD: "FAI and Proximal Hamstring Injury" AAOS Poster Proceedings : 2018.

Kelly, JD: Forgiveness: Key Resiliency Builder CORR 476 (2): 2018.

Kelly JD 4th: CORR Insights®: Does a Brief Mindfulness Exercise Improve Outcomes in Upper Extremity Patients? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Ortho and Related Research : 2018.

Talathi N, Kelly JD et al.: Correlation Between Femoroacetabular Impingement and Hamstring Tendon Pathology on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Arthrography Orthopedics 40 (6): 2017.

Gladstein A, Kelly J.: Arthroscopic Treatment of Combined Instability and Rotator Cuff Tear Rotator Cuff Injuries A Clinical Casebook : 119,2017.

Thomas S, Kelly JD.: The Scapula and the Overhead Throwing Athlete Disorders of the Scapula and their Role in Shoulder Injury. : 2017.

Friedman J, Donegan DJ, Kelly JD 4th: Your Best Life: Resiliency Builder: Delivering Orthopaedic Care Abroad. Clin Orthop Relat Res 475 (9): 2017.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
34th and Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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