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Kelly M. Heath, MD

Kelly M. Heath, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Heath is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Kelly M. Heath

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2017, 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Brain Injury, 2014
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • BOTOX Therapy for Spasticity
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Foot Orthotics
  • Head Injury
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Heath provides comprehensive care for neurological disorders, specializing in spasticity management, stroke rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury. Her goal is to optimize patients return after neurologic injuries including stroke, acquired and traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis. She performs botulinum toxin injections for spasticity and dystonia.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • 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 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
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Drexel University Center City Hahnemann Campus
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital
Residency: University Hospital - UMDNJ


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, National American Society of Neurorehabilitation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Heath is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: 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.


Selected Publications:

McGuire J, Heath K, O'Dell MW.: Should Ultrasound Be Used Routinely to Guide Botulinum Toxin Injections for Spasticity? PM R 8 (10): 1004-1010,2016.

Heath KM and Elovic EP: Vitamin D-mangel und seine Folgen fur die Rehabilitation. Phys Med Rehab Kuror 18 : 35-41,2008.

Heath KM and Elovic EP: Vitamin D deficiency: implications in the rehabilitation setting. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85 (11): 916-23,2006.

Academic Contact Info

1800 Lombard Street/1st Floor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Philadelphia, PA 19146
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)