Kathleen Kelly

Kathleen Kelly, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 194 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 72 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m an otolaryngology – head and neck surgeon specializing in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. This field is especially interesting to me because in recent years, we’ve been able to offer much more minimally invasive options for patients with complex medical problems. It gives me a lot of satisfaction when I can tell a patient that the entire operation can take place through their nose, therefore avoiding scars on their face.

I was drawn to otolaryngology because I’m passionate about helping my patients better interact with the world around them. I love coming to work every day knowing I have the opportunity to improve someone’s quality of life.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a special place to work because of its collaborative, patient-centered culture, its focus on academic medicine and its commitment to research. Working here provides me with the opportunity to teach and mentor residents and medical students, in addition to focusing and evolving my research efforts on inflammatory sinonasal diseases.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time outside. I especially love hiking and kayaking.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Nosebleed
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
  • Papilloma, Inverted
  • Nasal Septum
  • Frontal Sinus
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Nose Cancers
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases
  • Otolaryngology

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
9/7/2010 - 5/15/2015


UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016


UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
7/1/2016 - 6/30/2020


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

Academic Information

My Department


My Division



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

194 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

    She's great and a wonderful person.

  • Reviewed on Mar 31, 2024

    Provider gave a lot of information quickly.

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2024

    Address my problems

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2024

    Dr was so good to me she used her lunch to work me in

  • Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

    All good

  • Reviewed on Feb 04, 2024

    Expressed no concern or care about my nose constantly bleeding or my issues with being able to breath that I stated to Doctor Kelly..

  • Reviewed on Feb 02, 2024

    Dr Kelly is very caring, gentle touch and overall amazing! While my nasal poylp surgery was frightening, I knew I made the best choice with Dr Kelly.

  • Reviewed on Jan 28, 2024

    Outstanding in every way. Does everything extremely well, from friendly interactions, to listening, to knowledge and judgement, to clear explanations. Excellent at answering questions. Entirely trustworthy. Couldn't be better.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Kelly has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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