Our Physicians

James D. Kelly II, M.D.

Dr. James D. Kelly attended the University of Rochester, graduating with high distinction with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He then received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He completed a General Surgery Internship at the Oakland Naval Hospital, after which he worked as a Flight Surgeon in Pensacola, Florida. He then completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas, Missouri in 1999, followed by a Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic. He is a specialist in surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow and with a research interest focused on shoulder replacements.

He is part of a development team for the “Reverse” shoulder replacement, a device that provides a solution to many patients with previously unsolvable shoulder problems involving arthritis and rotator cuff disease. His work is also heavily concentrated in treatment of athletes and active patients using minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy.


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