John D. Kelly IV attended Columbia University in New York where he received the Class of ’19 Football cup to the varsity football player with the highest academic average. He graduated with Honors at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he received the Swain Award for ‘easing the burden of fellow students’. He received his Orthopedic Training at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Temple University where he remained as a faculty member for 19 years. He returned to Penn in 2008 where he serves as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Shoulder Sports Med. He also is Director of the Throwing Clinic at Penn. His clinical and research interests include disorders of the shoulder, arthritis prevention, diabetes and ‘holistic orthopedics’. He has a profound interest in physician leadership development, well-being and he lectures extensively on matters of wellness and personal balance.
Dr. Kelly has served various leadership positions including President of Penn Ortho Society, Board of Trustees Arthroscopy Journal and Board of Directors AANA. He is the immediate past president of EOA.
Dr. Kelly has been married to the love of his life, Marie S. Kelly for 32 years and is the proud parent of twin daughters Mary and Ann Marie.