John D. Kelley, MD

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.  Dr. Kelley is also an NFL orthopaedic consultant for JL Sports.

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For all general questions, prescription refills or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at:

Phone:
203.407.3535
Fax:
203.466.8589

Education and Training

  • B.A. Yale University
  • M.D. Medical College of Ohio
  • Residency in General Surgery - Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at both Yale - New Haven Hospital & Newington Children's Hospital
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship - Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Inglewood, CA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Connecticut Orthopaedics Surgical Center – Branford
  • Bridgeport Hospital- Milford Campus
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus

Team Affiliations

  • Branford High School
  • East Haven High School
  • North Branford High School
  • Guilford High School

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" Dr. Kelly is the best, I felt heard and that all needs were met. The individual who did my X-ray was so kind and the entire staff was beyond welcoming. It was really nice during a pandemic to feel welcomed and safe "

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" Dr. Kelley and his staff were just great, I cannot say enough. They took the time and explained everything to me and I felt very comfortable and the whole experience was fantastic! Making me feel comfortable about my symptoms and path forward. "

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" Felt very much at ease. Everyone was very personable and made sure I was doing ok every step of the way. I never felt rushed and all of my questions were answered fully. the overall care and concern I received by all and the ease in which I was made to feel especially when I certainly needed it the most "

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" I was very pleased with the attention I got from Dr. Kelly. He thoroughly explained what my problem was and how he planned to address it. "

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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.

Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • New Haven County Medical Society
  • Connecticut State Medical Society

Awards

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor – 2009-2019
  • Best Doctors in Connecticut, Connecticut Magazine – 2019, 2020

Research and Publications

  • “Muscle Ruptures of the Shoulder”, with Neal ElAtrache, MD, in F.W. Jobe, M.M. Pink, R.E. Glousman, et al (eds.): OperaĤve Techniques in Upper Extremity Sports Injuries, St Louis, Mosby Year Book, 1996
  • “Electromyographic & Cinematographic Analysis of Elbow FuncĤon in Tennis Players with Lateral EpicondyliŇs”, with Steven A. Lombardo, MD, et al, American Journal of Sports Medicine, 22(3) 359 -363, 1994
  • “The Anterior Capsulolabral Reconstruction,” Videotape, with Frank W. Jobe, MD, AAOS annual meeĤng, San Francisco, CA, 1993

Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor – Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine