Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly, MD

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 93 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 37 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a hepatologist at Ohio State, I treat patients with abnormal liver tests, hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver and other liver diseases. I am honored to be part of this interesting field and help patients through a potentially stressful part of their lives. I strive to provide very thorough and attentive care with a focus on every patient's individual goals. Establishing a friendly, trusting relationship with my patients is extremely important.

My favorite part about working here at Ohio State is interacting with so many different people. I enjoy helping people to understand their condition and achieve better health.

When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my wife, family and friends. I enjoy running, cross country skiing, music and watching sports of all kinds.

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018, 2019
Additional Languages I Speak
  • German

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Transplantation
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Cancers
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver Cirrhosis

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
8/13/2003 - 6/10/2007


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic, Madison, WI

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic, Madison, WI

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Transplant Hepatology)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


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.

93 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

    He was very kind, knowledgeable, put me at ease, explained everything.

  • Reviewed on Jul 02, 2021

    I was very impressed with Dr. Kelly.

  • Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

    Dr. Kelly is extremely knowledgeable and professional as well very thoughtful and caring.

  • Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021


  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2021

    I live out of town & had done to the local hospital & treated for gallbladder. While there was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. When I was released from the hospital there was no mention of he cirrhosis or how to treat it or what doctor to see for treatment. It was already stage 4. Luckily, a friend of mine retired from Ohio State/Wexner and helped me get referred to Dr. Kelly. he is very thorough, explains things so I communicated. Makes me feel very comfortable and is reassuring. He is the best!

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2021

    Couldn't be better! Excellent all the way around!

  • Reviewed on May 21, 2021

    willing to listen to my views on my own health history respect for my perspective explanations that made sense as to ongoing issuesEasy to talk with

  • Reviewed on May 13, 2021

    Very good experiences and nurse/assistant.

  • Reviewed on May 10, 2021

    Dr. Kelly is wonderful. He spends as much time with you as you need. He is well versed on my condition. He answers all your questions no matter how trivial they might. Dr. Kelly is one of my favorite providers. Highly recommend him.

  • Reviewed on May 01, 2021

    Very knowledgeable and showed concern for me

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Kelly has reported no relationships with companies or entities.