Adam Kelly, MD
Dr. Kelly is fellowship trained in vascular disorder, and as a result primarily focuses on stroke and related cerebrovascular disorders, including transient ischemic attack (TIA), brain hemorrhage, aneurysm, and arteriovenous malformations. His goal is to provide care that is patient- and family-centered and is collaborative with patients’ other providers.
Dr. Kelly has been involved as an investigator on multiple pivotal stroke clinical trials related to acute stroke treatment and secondary prevention. A significant personal research interest of his relates to how patients and families make decisions regarding life-sustaining interventions (e.g., feeding tube placement, mechanical ventilation) in the setting of an acute neurologic event such as stroke. There are considerable differences in the utilization of these interventions across different hospitals and portions of the population, and Dr. Kelly hopes to develop best practices to minimize any unneeded practice variation in this area. He is also active in the development and implementation of new outcome measures for both the stroke population and patients with other neurologic disorders.
Neurology education has always been a passion of Dr. Kelly’s. He served as an associate director of the neurology residency program in the past and maintains an active role in the resident, fellow, and medical student education. He has received support to develop simulation exercises that help residents develop more effective communication skill in the setting of acute stroke. Dr. Kelly has been the recipient of multiple local and national awards in recognition of his teaching skills, including the A.B. Baker Certificate from the American Academy of Neurology and the Burton Sandok Visiting Professorship from the Mayo Clinic. Finally, he has been active in multiple educational roles with the American Academy of Neurology, including serving as a continuing medical education editor for the journal Neurology and writing questions for the journal Continuum.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, May 2002
Internal Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, completed June 2003
Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, completed June 2006
Vascular Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, completed June 2007
Awards and Recognition
Humanism in Medicine Award, Arnold Gold Foundation
A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Certificate, American Academy of Neurology
Burton A. Sandok Visiting Professorship in Neurologic Education, Mayo Clinic
Professional Society Affiliations
American Academy of Neurology
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement
Hwang DY, George BP, Kelly AG, Schneider EB, Sheth KN, Holloway RG. Variability in gastrostomy tube placement for intracerebral hemorrhage patients at US hospitals. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2018; 27:978-987.
Salinas J, Sprinkhuizen S, Ackerson T, Bernhardt J, Davie C, George M, Gething S, Kelly A, Lindsay P, Liu L, Martins S, Morgan L, Norrving B, Ribbers G, Silver F, Smith E, Williams L, Schwamm L. An international standard set of patient-centered outcome measures after stroke. Stroke. 2016; 47:180-186.
George BP, Kelly AG, Schneider EB, Holloway RG. Current practices in feeding tube placement for US acute ischemic stroke inpatients. Neurology.2014; 83:874-882.
Kelly AG, Zahuranec DB, Holloway RG, Morgenstern LB, Burke JF. Variation in do-not-resuscitate orders for ischemic stroke patients: implications for national hospital comparisons. Stroke. 2014; 45:822-827.
Department of Neurology
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 273-5550 (phone)
(352) 273-5575 (fax)