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John Dennis Kelley, MD


Connecticut Orthopaedics


Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty
Sports Medicine, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty

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Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries

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Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, John Dennis Kelley, M.D. particular expertise involves treatment of injuries to the shoulder and knee with emphasis on sports related injuries. Currently he is an attending surgeon at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Milford Hospital, Hospital of St. Raphael and the Temple Surgical 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, California State University, LA Branch. Currently, Dr. Kelley is the orthopaedic consult for the local AA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, the New Haven Ravens.

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.

A resident of Branford, CT, Dr. Kelley joined Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, P.C. in 1992. Hobbies and outside interests include family, golf and tennis. Dr. Kelley also provides voluntary coverage at area high school sporting events.


Medical School

  • Medical College of Ohio MD


  • Yale New Haven Hospital, General Surgery


  • Yale New Haven Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery


  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Sports Medicine

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
New Haven County Medical Association
Connecticut State Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha