Kathleen Kelly

Kathleen Kelly, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 112 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 37 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
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancers
  • Frontal Sinusitis
  • Meningocele
  • Mucocele
  • Papilloma, Inverted
  • Encephalocele
  • Subdural Effusion
  • 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

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
Medical School
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.

112 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 18, 2023

    The procedure was extremely painful

  • Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

    Always caring and concern about your health needs.

  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2023

    She is the best and an excellent model for her profession

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2023

    Knows her job. Feel safe and caring. Wants to help me get better. First relief in 40 years. Dr. Kelly is great.

  • Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

    Dr. Kelly is amazing. She treats me with respect. She listens and really wants to help, but it also cautious. I cannot say the same thing about other providers I've seen at this same audience.

  • Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

    Dr. Kelly is a kind and awesome dr. Always has taken care of me with professionalism and respect.

  • Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

    Explained my prognosis.

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2023

    Excellent, so nice, so caring, wonderful doctor, can't thank her enough. Calmed my worst fears, educated me about possible thing it could be. One of the best doctors I have ever went to.

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Kelly has reported no relationships with companies or entities.