"It is wonderful to be a part of such an outstanding children’s hospital where everyone strives to provide each child and their family with the highest level and quality of medical care in our community. From the play rooms to pain control, we are all about supporting children through any and all aspect of their medical care."
Dr. Cynthia Kelly
American Board of Allergy & Immunology
American Board of Pediatrics
Medical School: Wayne State University
Residency: University of Michigan
Fellowship: UCLA School of Medicine
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Dr. Kelly has been actively involved in asthma education for professionals, community members, patients and families throughout Hampton Roads.
She has been the primary investigator for research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development.
She has also published in the area of clinical outcomes for children with asthma.
Her practice includes caring for children with a wide variety of allergic and immunologic disorders, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, drug allergy, food allergy, eczema,contact dermatitis and immunodeficiency.
- Childhood asthma
- Contact dermatitis in pectus excavatum
- Clinical outcomes in asthma
- Physician mentor
for Eastern Virginia Medical School
Partners in Education, Kemps
School Asthma Awareness Program
- Virginia Beach Free
- Camp physician, American Lung Association Asthma Camp/Camp KD
Advisory board member for Head Start in Hampton
Screening, Eastern Shore Rural Health System
Director, CHKD Asthma Camp
- American Academy of Allergy
College of Allergy and Immunology
- American Academy of Pediatrics
Honors & Awards
- Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014
- Top Doc for Kids, 2004 to 2013
to Service Award: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, 2011
Care Hero Award, 2010
Moore Physician Leadership Institute Award,
Roads Child Health Advocacy Award, 2007
J, Major DA, Kelly CS, Butterfoss
FD, Clarke SM, Cardenas
RA. Assessing a community’s pediatric asthma care needs: insights gained from
physicians, school nurses and parents. Pediatric Asthma, Allergy &
Immunology 2004; 17(1):25-35.
- Butterfoss FD, Kelly CS, Taylor-Fishwick J. Health
planning that magnifies the community’s voice: Allies Against Asthma. Health
Education & Behavior 2005; 32(1):113-128.
- Kelly CS,
Meurer JR, Lachance LL, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Geng X, Arabia C. Engaging health
care providers in coalition activities. Health Promotion and Practice 2006;
- Nicholas EA,
Dwyer M, Murphy A, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Cohn JG, Kelly CS, Gould C, Di
Stefano D. Coalition-based approaches for addressing environmental issues in
childhood asthma. Health Promotion and Practice 2006; 7:108S-116S.
- Providing Asthma Care in Elementary Schools: Understanding Barriers to
Determine Best Practice. Major DA,
Clarke SM, Cardenas
RA, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Kelly CS,
Butterfoss FD. Fam Community Health 2006; 29(4):256-265.
and System Change and Community Coalitions: Outcomes from Allies Against
Asthma. Clark NM, Doctor LJ,
Gilmore L, Kelly CS, Krieger J, et
al. American Journal of Public Health 2010; 100(5): 904-912.
in Health Care Use Associated With Community Coalitions: Long-term Results of
the Allies Against Asthma Initiative. Noreen M. Clark, PhD, Laurie L. Lachance,
PhD, M. Beth Benedict, DrPH, JD, Linda Jo Doctor, MPH, Lisa Gilmore, MBA, MSW, Cynthia S. Kelly, MD, FAAP, James Krieger, MD,
MPH, Marielena Lara, MD, MPH, John Meurer, MD, MBA, Amy Friedman Milanovich,
MPH, Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH, Peter X. K. Song, PhD, Michael Rosenthal, MD,
Shelley C. Stoll, MPH, and Margaret Wilkin, MPH. American Journal of Public Health
2013; 103 (6)1124-1127