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Anne M. Kelly, MD

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About Dr. Kelly


Dr. Anne Kelly is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee surgery and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kelly received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College, where she was elected captain of both the Field Hockey and Basketball teams her senior year. She completed her medical degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1992. Dr. Kelly completed her internship in general surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital. She completed her residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC, and was then a Sports Medicine Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

At HSS, Dr. Kelly currently serves as Director of Physician Wellness and the Education Director for the HSS Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Kelly is also actively involved in medical education and served as Co-Director of the HSS Orthopaedic Residency Program and Chairman of the Orthopaedic Residency Curriculum Committee from 2015-2019. She also served as Chairman of the Medical Student Advisory Committee from 2008-2015.

Dr. Kelly served as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2017 and 2018. She was an invited speaker at the Austrian American Seminars in Salzburg, Austria, in 2006 and 2016. Dr. Kelly was also an invited speaker at the annual meeting of the Alabama Orthopaedic Society in 2011, and was elected an Honorary Member of the Society. In June 2012, Dr. Kelly traveled to Beijing, China, where she lectured on various aspects of shoulder and knee reconstruction at the Peking University Orthopaedic Course.

Dr. Kelly is an Honorary Chief in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). Dr. Kelly served as a Consultant at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado in July 2019. Dr. Kelly also has served as an Assistant Team Physician at St. John’s University and Assistant Medical Consultant to the New York Racing Association. She was a Spring Training Consultant for the Boston Red Sox from 1997-2005.

Dr. Kelly is board certified and is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Irish-American Orthopaedic Society, Eastern Orthopaedic Association and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Kelly is a past President of the Thomas B. Quigley Society for the Advancement of Sports Medicine, a professional orthopedic organization of Harvard Varsity Club members.


Special Expertise

Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction
Sports Injuries
Elbow Injuries

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Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Director, Orthopedic Residency Program, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Chairman, Orthopedic Residency Curriculum Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery
Chairman, Medical Student Advisory Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2008-2015


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 
     Council of Delegates, 2010-2011
     Principal Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America, 
     Associate Master Instructor, Orthopaedic Learning Center
American Orthopaedic Association
Thomas B. Quigley Sports Medicine Society 
     President, 2013
     Vice President, 2012
     Secretary Treasurer, 2006-2011


American Board Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000


BS, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986
MD, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, Magna Cum Laude


Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut


George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC
Chief Resident, 1996-1997


University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Division

State Licensure



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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Kelly as of May 27, 2024.

Joint Effort Administrative Services Organization - Ownership Interest

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Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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