Dr. Kara Kelly, MD

Dr. Kara Kelly, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Kara Kelly, MD is a pediatric hematology-oncology specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from University at Buffalo, State University of New York in 1989 and specializes in pediatric hematology & oncology and pediatrics.Read her story


Buffalo, NY 14263

Contact Information

(716) 845-4447

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Independent Health
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Dr. Kelly's Experience

Dr. Kelly's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
  • Board certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Kelly's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kelly "Kara Kelly, MD is a pediatric oncologist with special expertise in the care of children and adolescents with leukemia and lymphoma, particularly acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Hodgkin lymphoma. She also collaborates with the Center for Comprehensive Wellness, which provides integrative and complementary medicine approaches to help relieve patients' symptoms during therapy and to improve the quality of life for them and their families. Examples of complementary medicine include massage therapy, reflexology, acupuncture and acupressure, Reiki and therapeutic touch, exercise and yoga, aromatherapy, and mind-body techniques such as meditation and guided imagery. Dr. Kelly co-authored a book for patients called Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients (World Scientific Publishing, 2012) to help patients integrate these approaches on their own. Dr. Kelly enjoys taking care of patients who have medically challenging conditions, seeing them through treatment and supporting them through the years that follow. The relationships she forms with her patients and their families are often long-lasting, and it inspires her when she sees them get better and go on to lead normal, productive lives. Dr. Kelly also leads clinical research studies aimed at developing new therapies for pediatric cancers that are associated with a lower risk of cancer relapse and fewer short-term and long-term side effects. She chairs the COG Hodgkin Lymphoma Committee and also directs large, COG-sponsored national clinical trials to improve the care of patients with high-risk Hodgkin lymphoma. While many new drugs for cancer are being developed, pediatric cancer specialists are looking for the best ways to combine new drugs with existing therapies to improve the outcomes of patients being treated while reducing long-term toxicities, such as late complications of radiation therapy."


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2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
  • Pediatrics

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

1  Conditions Treated

  • Thrombocytosis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University at Buffalo, State University of New York
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Children'S Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Children'S Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Children'S Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Hospital for Sick Children
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kelly has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kelly's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kelly to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Kelly's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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