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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 in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue: 1999, 2002, 2010 - 2017

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.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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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
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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 Medical Association, National American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine , National American Orthopaedic Society, National American Running and Fitness Association, National American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, National AOA, National Arthroscopy Association of North America, International Catholic Medical Society, National Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, National Eastern Orthopaedic Association, National Irish American Orthopaedic Association, National Jewish Catholic Relationship Council, Local Penn Athletic Trainers , Local Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society , National Pennsylvania Medical Society, National Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society, National Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society, National Pennsylvanians Against Handgun Violence, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local Temple-Shriner's Orthopaedic Alumni Board, 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:

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.

Hast M, Simi A, Chin M, Baxter J, Kelly JD.: Preliminary Biomechanical Effects of Superior Capsule Reconstruction American Academy of Biomechanics : 2017.

Kelly, JD4: Ancient Toltec Wisdom for Resilience Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research 475 (6): 2017.

Kelly, JD: Tolstoy's Three Questions for Life Clinical Ortho and Related Research 474 (5): 1122-4,2017.

Donegan D, Pasternak B, Kelly JD.: Dealing with Loss Clinical Ortho and Related Research 475 (3): 2017.

LeBrun D, Kelly JD et al.: Burden of Sports Injuries among African Adolescents: A Modeling Study Annual Academic Surgical Congress Abstracts : 2017.

Kelly JD with Ann Marie Kelly: The Resilient Physician: A Pocket Guide for Stress Management Springer Books : 2017.

Wu HH, Liu M, Dines JS, Kelly JD, Garcia GH: Depression and psychiatric disease associated with outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction World J Orthop 7 (11): 2016 .

Swanik K, Thomas S, Kelly JD et al: The Effect of Shoulder Plyometrics on Amortization Time and Upper Extremity Kinematics Journal of Sports Rehab 25 (4): 315-23,2016.

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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