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John Kelly, MD, Named as New Rural Physician Leadership Program Faculty Representative

John Kelly, MD, Named as New Rural Physician Leadership Program Faculty Representative

St. Claire HealthCare is pleased to announce that John Kelly, MD, has accepted the role of Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP) faculty representative, effective July 2023.

Dr. Kelly began working for SCH as a neurologist in April 2019. Prior to leaving retirement to join the SCH team, he held a private practice with the Neuroscience Associates of Northern Kentucky, where he had a strong emphasis on research and education. Throughout his career, he has been an investigator on dozens of clinical trials in the neurology field. Dr. Kelly was also listed as one of Cincinnati’s Top Doctors for 21 consecutive years.

Dr. Kelly completed his undergraduate degree at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and went on to graduate medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. He completed his residency in neurology at North Carolina Baptist Hospital through the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. He also completed a fellowship in neuro-oncology and pain management at the University of Cincinnati Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital of Cincinnati.

As an RPLP faculty representative, Dr. Kelly will be a part of the Medical Student Curriculum Committee, which apprises the Dean and Faculty Council on broad instructional policy issues and makes the appropriate decisions and recommendations on the College of Medicine curriculum for the program.

The RPLP was developed jointly with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, St. Claire HealthCare, and Morehead State University. The program allows students to complete their first two years of basic science education at UK’s main campus in Lexington, then complete their third and fourth years of clinical experiences at St. Claire HealthCare and other sites in rural, northeastern Kentucky. The program is designed to train future physicians and healthcare leaders to provide high-quality, compassionate care in rural settings.