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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, 2004
    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Residency, Orthopaedics, 2003
    Mayo Clinic
  • Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), 1999
    Mayo Clinic
  • MD, 1998
    University of California Medical Center at San Diego
  • BA, 1993
    Yale University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors Washingtonian (2022, 2021, 2020)

National Provider ID: 1053491787


Shannon Kelly, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon at Children's National. Dr. Kelly also serves as an Assistant Professor for the Orthopaedic Surgery department at The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). She has a special interest in treating children with scoliosis and other spinal deformities.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Globus Medical, Inc
  • K2M, Inc.
  • Medtronic

Research & Publications

26th Annual Brandon Carrell Meeting

(2004) Safety of Thoracic Pedicle Screws for Spinal Deformity in a Pediatric Institution

Common Musculoskeletal Disorders in Women

(2005) Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Farm-Related Limb Amputations in Children

(2005) Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Hip Dislocation in Cerebral Palsy

(2005) Current Opinion in Orthopaedics

Holy Cross Hospital Department of Neonatology Grand Rounds

(2005) Spine and Hip Problems in the Newborn

Howard University Department of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds

(2005) Congenital Clubfoot

Mayo Orthopedic Alumni Association Meeting

(2006) Thoracic Pedicle Screws for Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Prince Georges County Medical Meeting for Orthopaedics for Primary Care

(2004) Childhood Hip Problems: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

4.8 / 5 4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 100 Patient/Family Ratings)

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  • 4.8 / 5

    Care Provider explanations of prob/condition

  • 4.8 / 5

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