Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly, MD

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 136 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 62 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
Additional Languages I Speak
  • German

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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

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 WI Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015


University of WI Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI
7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine/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.

136 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

    Friendly, comfortable to talk to, spent enough time with me, encouraging

  • Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024


  • Reviewed on Jan 13, 2024

    Warm and friendly knowledgeable and sincere dedication.

  • Reviewed on Jan 01, 2024

    Dr Kelly is AMAZING! It was my 1st time seeing him, yet he had read my records THOROUGHLY & walked in the room with so much compassion & concern about my health issues this past year. He even asked if he could hug me & made me feel I was going to be OK!!! It's been an EXTREMELY DIFFICULT YEAR and still have a way to go but he put me TOTALLY AT EASE. He also ordered test to be ran IMMEDIATELY!!!! I wish he could be my Primary Care Provider!!! Words can't describe how awesome he is!

  • Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023


  • Reviewed on Dec 24, 2023

    Very knowledgeable, very professional and courteous.

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

    Obviously knew what he was doing

  • Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

    Was my first appointment with him but I can say that he is excellent doctor.I will see him again in a year.

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.

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