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Dr. Kelly grew up in Monroeville, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Gateway High School, where he played soccer, basketball, and baseball. He then attended the University of Notre Dame, where he took an interest in medicine and orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Kelly stayed in Indiana for another four years and attended the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he furthered his interests in orthopaedic surgery while serving as the president of the Orthopaedic Surgery Student Interest Group. He was then excited to return to Pittsburgh for his residency in orthopaedic surgery, where he was very active in medical student education and served as chief resident. Dr. Kelly further developed his skills in sports medicine and shoulder surgery with a fellowship at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and Tulane University, where he had the opportunity to train under the mentorship of several internationally renowned surgeons and previous orthopaedic society presidents while learning cutting edge techniques for the treatment of disorders of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kelly has been published in several prominent orthopaedic journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Arthroscopy, and the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. He also won a resident research award for his study on the biomechanics of the proximal biceps tendon in the shoulder and has presented at regional and national meetings. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Biologic Association, and the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. Membership in these orthopaedic specialty societies helps to make sure that he stays up to date on the latest surgical techniques and technologies. He is also very active in resident education and is passionate about training the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Kelly has taken care of several sports teams and athletes at all levels of competition from high school through professional. Prior to joining Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates, he served as part of the faculty of the Allegheny Health Network Orthopaedic Institute, where he was on the medical staff for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is in the process of becoming certified as part of the USA Olympic Team medical staff and looks forward to the exciting opportunities ahead helping athletes that represent our country on the international stage. He is proud to be a member of a group of very talented surgeons with a great reputation for providing the most skilled and compassionate care for their patients.

He and his wife enjoy rooting for all of the Pittsburgh sports teams, trying new restaurants, exploring the many museums Pittsburgh has to offer, traveling, and skiing. Dr. Kelly has started getting into golf recently, but he remains very much a beginner whose friends are probably embarrassed to be seen with him. He lives in Pittsburgh’s East End with his beautiful wife, Erica, and their 1 year-old daughter, Brooke.

Education

  • Doctorate of Medicine
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Bachelor of Science
    University of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame, IN

Post-Graduate Training

  • Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
    Jackson, MS
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Tulane University
    New Orleans, LA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    Allegheny Health Network
    Pittsburgh, PA

Awards & Recognitions

  • Allegheny Health Network Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Research Day

    2nd place award winner: Quantification of Long Head of Biceps Tendon Motion Before and After Loop ‘N’ Tack Suprapectoral Biceps Tenodesis

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta

    Premedical honor society, Notre Dame chapter

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Biologic Association (BA)
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS)
  • Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Team Coverage Experience

  • Team Physician
    Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Head Team Physician
    Brentwood High School
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Head Team Physician
    Baldwin High School
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Head Team Physician
    Bishop Canevin High School
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Head Team Physician
    Carlynton High School
    Carnegie, PA
  • Team Physician
    Mississippi College (NCAA Division II)
    Clinton, MS
  • Team Physician
    Hinds Community College (NJCAA)
    Raymond, MS
  • Team Physician
    McLaurin High School
    Florence, MS
  • Team Physician
    Pisgah High School
    Brandon, MS
  • Assistant Team Physician
    Franklin Regional High School
    Murrysville, PA

Educational & Administrative Activities

  • Director, AHN Arthroscopy Curriculum

    Develop a simulation-based arthroscopy curriculum and evaluation system to facilitate milestone-based progression through arthroscopic skill development

  • Director, AHN Intern Didactic Program

    Develop and implement an innovative curriculum to introduce first year residents to clinical scenarios and procedural skills that they will encounter as residents then test them on their knowledge/skill acquisition

  • Assistant Director, AHN Intern Didactic Program

    Develop and implement an innovative curriculum to introduce first year residents to clinical scenarios and procedural skills that they will encounter as residents then test them on their knowledge/skill acquisition

  • Reviewer, Arthroscopy Journal

    Review articles submitted for publication to ensure acceptable content and quality

  • Chief Resident, AHN Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Made clinical rotation, call, and lecture schedules; dealt with necessary departmental issues

  • Medical Student Education Coordinator, AHN Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Organized medical student schedules, lectures, and case presentations for home and visiting students

  • Resident Representative, AHN Surgical Care Collaborative

    Attended monthly meetings regarding surgical quality and safety policies/protocols and presented relevant information to the orthopaedic surgery residents/attendings

  • Resident Representative, ACGME Education and Evaluation Subcommittee

    Selected to participate in multi-specialty meetings to approve changes in residency curriculum, clinical rotations, and evaluation methodology

  • Resident Representative, ACGME Committee

    Attended meetings to discuss issues related to resident education

  • President, Indiana University SOM Orthopaedic Surgery Student Interest Group

    Organized bimonthly meetings with guest speakers on various orthopaedic surgery topics

    Developed a database of information on away rotations visited by students over multiple years

Local Presentations

  • Kelly BJ. Femoral osteochondroplasty in the professional athlete. Allegheny General Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Grand Rounds. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kelly BJ. Managing glenoid bone loss in recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability. Allegheny General Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Grand Rounds. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kelly, BJ. Scaphoid fracture nonunion management and bone grafting options. Allegheny General Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Grand Rounds. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kelly BJ. The biology of articular cartilage and cartilage repair techniques. Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Sports Medicine Conference. Jackson, MS.
  • Kelly BJ. Glenohumeral Instability. Allegheny Health Network Orthopaedic Institute, Sports Medicine Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kelly BJ. The Meniscus. Allegheny Health Network Orthopaedic Institute, Sports Medicine Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

Presentations

  • Schimoler PJ, Kelly BJ, Kharlamov A, Miller MC, Akhavan S. Suprapectoral intraarticular biceps tenodesis reduces proximal biceps tendon motion. Orthopaedic Research Society, Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Kelly BJ, Schimoler PJ, Miller MC, Kharlamov A, Akhavan S. Quantification of long head of biceps tendon motion before and after Loop ‘N’ Tack suprapectoral biceps tenodesis. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada.
  • Kelly BJ. Quadriceps tendon: A versatile and sensible graft option for ACL reconstruction. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Spring Scientific Meeting. Charleston, SC.

Publications

  • Kelly BJ, Hughes TB. Treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome. Oper Tech Orthop 2013;23: 232-242.
  • Chauhan A, Mosier BA, Kelly BJ, Akhavan S, Frank DA. Posterior shoulder instability in athletes. JBJS Reviews 2015;3: 1-17.
  • Kelly BJ, Field LD. Arthroscopic transfer of the subscapularis tendon for treatment of a reverse Hill-Sachs lesion. Arthrosc Tech 2017;6: e2061-e2064.
  • Kelly BJ, Field LD. Arthroscopic repair of medial transtendinous rotator cuff tears. Arthrosc Tech 2017;6: e2217-e2221.
  • Shi S, Kelly BJ, Wang C, Klingler K, Chan A, et al. Human IGF-I propeptide A promotes articular chondrocyte biosynthesis and employs glycosylation-dependent heparin binding. Biochem Biophys Acta 2018;2862: 567-575.

Book Chapters

  • Kelly BJ, Field LD. Posterolateral Rotatory Reconstruction. Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Sports Medicine Surgery. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA,

Current Research

  • Kelly BJ, Akhavan S. Does the long head of the biceps tendon move within the bicipital groove after arthroscopic suprapectoral biceps tenodesis?
    • Submitted for publication in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
    • Poster presented at ORS and AOSSM annual meetings
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
  • Biologic Association
  • 
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society
  • USA Olympic Team Sports Medicine
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Hopewell Area Schools
  • Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates
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