Dr. John Kelley is certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and General Orthopaedics by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His particular expertise involves treatment of injuries to the shoulder and knee with emphasis on sports related injuries. Currently he is an attending surgeon at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Surgical Centers in Branford and Milford, Yale-New Haven Hospital and MidState Medical Center.
Dr. Kelley received his B.A. degree from Yale University and his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in general surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital, followed by an orthopaedic surgery residency at both Yale-New Haven Hospital and Newington Children’s Hospital. A recipient of a Sports Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Kelley studied Sports Medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Inglewood, California.
While in California, Dr. Kelley provided sports medicine coverage for the following professional and college teams: L.A. Rams, Lakers, Kings, Dodgers, California Angels; and Loyola Marymount University, University of Southern CA, and California State University, LA Branch.
Dr. Kelley has presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and at Newington Children’s Hospital, Newington, CT. Articles for publication have appeared in Dr. F.W. Jobe’s Operative Techniques in Upper Extremity Sports Injuries, St. Louis Mosby-Year Book and the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Kelley is affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, New Haven County Medical Association, Connecticut State Medical Association and Alpha Omega Alpha. Additionally, Dr. Kelley is an orthopaedic consultant to the NFL sports agency, JL Sports.
A resident of Branford, CT, Dr. Kelley joined Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, P.C. in 1992.
Hobbies and outside interests include spending time with his family; his wife Jean, son Patrick and daughter-in-law Ainsley, daughter Kathleen and son-in-law Chris and granddaughter Ella, and son Brian. Jack also enjoys, boating, golf and fitness. In 2010, Dr. Kelley and his wife, Jean, founded Brian’s Hope, (BriansHope.org) a non-profit foundation honoring their son, Brian, who suffers from adrenoleukodystrophy. (ALD) ALD is a genetic inherited disease that affects the nervous system. With the addition of ALD to the newborn screening panel in CT in 2013, they hope to keep other young boys from suffering the same challenges Brian has. Early detection is life saving.
Dr. Kelley also provides voluntary coverage at area high school sporting events.