Kevin Kelly

Associate Professor of Medicine

Areas of treatment:

Hematological Malignancies


  • Hematology and Oncology


  • Department of Medicine


  • English

Kevin Kelly, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Practicing locations:

  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Kelly is a hematologist with clinical expertise in phase I investigational therapeutics and hematological malignancies, including lymphoma and multiple myeloma. His research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of resistance to chemotherapy in hematological malignancies and the use of novel agents to overcome this resistance, and he has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. Through collaborations with a large team of scientists, he has translated preclinical discoveries into novel clinical trials including an investigator-initiated study of the phosphodiesterase 4B inhibitor, roflumilast, in B cell lymphoproliferative disorders.


University College of Cork, Cork, Ireland, MBBCh., 2001
University College of Cork, Cork, Ireland, PhD, 2013


University College of Cork, Cork, Ireland


Intern/Senior House Officer, Cork University Hospital (Internal Medicine), Cork Ireland, 2001-2004


St. James Hospital (Hematology – Specialist registrar), Dublin, Ireland, 2004-2008
Clinical Fellowship, Cancer Therapy Research Center (Advanced Hematology and Drug Development), San Antonio, Texas, 2008-2009


American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Internal Medicine), 2003
Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (Hematology), 2008

Professional society memberships:

American Society of Hematology
Hematology Association of Ireland
American Association for Cancer Research
Southwest Oncology Group, Early Therapeutics, Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Committee


Travel Award, ASCO/AACR Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, 8/1-7/2009
Travel Award, EORTC-NCI-ASCO Annual Meeting on Molecular Markers in Cancer, 2011