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Shannon Kelly, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 (Likelihood to recommend)
132 Patient/Family Ratings
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Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

National Provider ID: 1053491787

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Globus Medical, Inc
  • K2M, Inc. 
  • Medtronic 



Shannon Kelly, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon at Children's National. She has a special interest in treating children with scoliosis and other spinal deformities.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2004
    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Residency Program, Orthopaedics, 2003
    Mayo Clinic
  • Internship Program, General Surgery, 1999
    Mayo Clinic
  • MD, 1998
    University of California- San Diego School of Medicine
  • BA, 1993
    Yale University


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

26th Annual Brandon Carrell Meeting

(2004) Safety of Thoracic Pedicle Screws for Spinal Deformity in a Pediatric Institution

Common Musculoskeletal Disorders in Women

(2005) Mayo Clinic Proceedings

FarmRelated Limb Amputations in Children

(2005) Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Hip Dislocation in Cerebral Palsy

(2005) Current Opinion in Orthopaedics

Holy Cross Hospital Department of Neonatology Grand Rounds

(2005) Spine and Hip Problems in the Newborn

Howard University Department of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds

(2005) Congenital Clubfoot

Mayo Orthopedic Alumni Association Meeting

(2006) Thoracic Pedicle Screws for Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Prince Georges County Medical Meeting for Orthopaedics for Primary Care

(2004) Childhood Hip Problems: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

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