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Dr. Robert Kelly

(757) 668-7000

Vice President, Chief of Surgery

Dr. Robert KellyDuties

Responsible for assuring the best surgical care for all surgical specialties in CHKD's health system. Coordinates the safety and availability of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses who care for surgical patients.


  • Dr. Kelly has served as chief of the department of surgery at CHKD for the past 16 years.
  • He is also chief of the division of pediatric surgery at EVMS, as well as professor of clinical surgery and pediatrics.
  • He has been at CHKD for over 20 years.
  • View Dr. Kelly's pediatric physician profile.


Dr. Kelly graduated magna cum laude from Spring Hill College, majoring in chemistry and mathematics. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, served his residency at Vanderbilt University and completed fellowships at UCLA's School of Medicine and at Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (fellow)
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (fellow)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Surgical Section 
(757) 668-7000