Kevin J. Kelly, MD

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Kevin J. Kelly, MD, is a gastroenterologist with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GI) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Breastfeeding problems, Gastrointestinal tract, Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Recurrent abdominal pain, Allergies
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Main Hospital; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Georgetown University, Washington, DC


Pediatrics - Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC


Pediatrics - Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC (Chief Resident)


Pediatric Gastroenterology - Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

Teaching Fellow in Department of Pediatrics - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Board Certification

Pediatric Gastroenterology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles


Medical Director, CHOP Abington and Chalfont sites

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition), Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Kelly KJ, Lazenby AJ, Rowe PC, Yardley JH, Perman JA, Sampson HA: Eosinophilic Esophagitis Attributed to Gastroesophageal Reflux: Improvement with an Amino-Acid Based Formula. Gastroenterology 109(5): 1503-1512, Nov 1995.


Babbitt RL, Coe DA, Cataldo MD, Kelly KJ, Stackhouse C, Perman A: Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders. Journal of Dev & Beh Pediatrics 15(4): 278-291, August 1994.




Kelly KJ: Congenital Diseases of the Biliary System. Manual of Clinical Problems in Gastroenterology. Little, Brown and Co., Boston, MA, 1988.

Awards and Honors

2022, Main Line Today Top Docs, Gastroenterology/Heptalogy

2017, 2022-2023, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatric Gastroenterology

2014, Physician of the Year, The Pennsylvania Resource Organization for Lactation Consultants (PRO-LC)

2001, Top Docs for Kids, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Philadelphia Magazine

1988, Daniel Plunkett Award for Staff Excellence in Resident Teaching, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, aurora, CO

1983, First Howard H. Johnson Award for Resident Research in a Pediatric Topic, 18th Annual Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar, San Francisco, CA

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2008-present, Ad hoc Review, The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
2008-present, Ad hoc Review, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2008-present, Ad hoc Reviewer, The Journal of Pediatrics
2008-present, Ad hoc Reviewer, The Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Academic and Institutional Committees

2022-present, Hospital Ethics Committee
2018-present, Mentorship Planning Committee, Division of GI, Hepatology and Nutrition

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


1988-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


1999-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
1997-present, Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America
1985-present, American Board of Pediatrics
 - 1992-present, Diplomate, Sub-Board of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
1985-present, Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society