Dr. Patrick Kelley, MD

Dr. Patrick Kelley, MD

Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Patrick Kelley, MD is a pediatric craniofacial surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 13 years. He practices pediatric craniofacial surgery, oral & maxillofacial surgery, and more.Read his story

Craniofacial Team of Texas

1301 Barbara Jordan Blvd Ste 301

Austin, TX 78723
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Texas Children's Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kelley performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Facial Reconstruction
more than 66% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 24% of peers
Skin Grafts
more than 14% of peers

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Dr. Kelley's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kelley "After completing medical school and plastic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center, Dr. Kelley completed his fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital program under Joe Gruss, MD and Richard Hopper, MD. He returned to Texas in 2005 to start the first Cleft-Craniofacial Program in Central Texas in partnership with Children's Hospital of Austin, becoming Dell Children's Medical Center in 2007 with the opening of the current hospital. Along with Todd Maxson, MD and Tim George, MD, he founded Pediatric Specialty Services (PSS) in 2007 intentioned to develop the first multidisciplinary tertiary-level medical programs in this region, one of which was the Craniofacial Program of Central Texas. This unique, patient-focused group was organized according to medical disease and delivery platforms as opposed to medical specialties which was believed to be elemental to developing and pushing the standard of care in the treatment of complex disease in the region. This group is responsible for developing the system, recruiting and organizing medical providers in the region that allowed for the certification of Dell Children's Medical Center as the second pediatric hospital in the state of Texas as a Level One Trauma Center, certified by the American College of Surgeons. Complex programs like Epilepsy and Neuro-oncology also developed out of PSS. The group grew from a trauma surgeon, a craniofacial surgeon, and neurosurgeon to roughly twenty five medical providers (seven specialties) and twenty midlevel providers from 2007-2014. . Dr. Kelley served on the Board of Directors, as Director of the Craniofacial Program of PSS, and Section Chief of Plastic/Craniofacial Surgery for DCMC and PSS for nine years before stepping down in January, 2016. When the region began to expand in 2008, the need for an adult Level One Trauma Center became evident, but Brackenridge Hospital lacked adequate plastic surgery resources to service such a system. Dr. Kelley recruited key plastic surgeons from the region, James Cullington,MD and Sanjay Sharma,MD, and a few fellowship trained plastic surgeons just out of training into a new group, The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas (IRPSCT). IRPSCT endeavored to develop medical programs similar to PSS focusing on adults. Currently, its nine plastic surgeons provide expert care in hand/upper extremity, lower extremity salvage, breast reconstruction, complex wounds, adult craniofacial trauma and head and neck reconstruction, and general plastic surgery. They support the surgeons and severely injured patients through the trauma system throughout the region. Dr. Kelley was founder of IRPSCT and served as Chair of the Board and CEO of the corporation until January, 2016. Clinically, Dr. Kelley has been a world leader in transferring the power of virtual surgical software programs and 3D printing into the operating room. He is one of the few Craniofacial Surgeons in the world who is also a proficient microsurgeon, making it possible to transfer complex tissue structures from one part of a patient to the craniofacial region, avoiding the need to immunosuppres a patient as required in transplantation. This combination of skill sets has put him in the unique position of pioneering the integration of this technology into the clinical world. Since 2007, Dr. Kelley has partnered with the Medical Modeling Corporation and KLS Martin to push the standard of care. Patients with very complex craniofacial disease processes like cancer, severe congenital anomalies, and trauma have experienced a quantum leap in their surgical outcomes. Patients who just 10 years ago were doomed to life with tracheostomies and feeding tubes are now able to eat and breath through their oropharynx which greatly improves the quality of life and reduces the costs of long term care, leading to a fuller life."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kelley "Comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to maximize the potential for all patients affected my conditions in the craniofacial region. "

5  Practice Areas

  • Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
  • Craniofacial Plastic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

22  Conditions Treated

  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • Aplasia Cutis Congenita
  • Benign Tumor
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Craniosynostosis - Arthrogryposis - Cleft Palate
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Damage
  • Facial Palsy
  • Hemangioma
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Vascular Malformations

22  Procedures

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Corrective Jaw Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Nerve Repair
  • Facial Osteotomy
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mandibular (Lower Jaw) Osteotomy
  • Maxillary (Upper Jaw ) Osteotomy
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery, Facial
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tumor Resection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Baylor College of Medicine, DeBakey Department of Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Baylor College of Medicine, DeBakey Department of Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Seattle Childrens Hospital and Regional Medical Center/Harborview Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of Washington Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kelley has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kelley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kelley to family and friends
13 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Kelley'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

Patient Comments (9)

Absolutely incredible post-op results of a major cranial surgery. There was a warming level of comfort meeting and working with Dr. Kelley. The only hesitation that emerged was immediately following the surgery since I form keloids (raised scars), and for the first time in my life I did not form a...more
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If you let him saw through any bones in your face, you need to talk to me first. He either doesn’t know facial anatomy or has other students practicing on you without your knowledge
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After a bicycle crash where I did a serious face plant and broke several bones around my eye and cheek bone, I searched for the best Facial Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in town. Dr. Kelley's name came up. I was glad I went to him. He explained everything he was going to do, answered my numerous...more
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We visited Dr. Kelley (based on a favorable referral from our pediatrician) and had an extremely easy and enjoyable experience. We would definitely refer him and his great team to anyone!
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We LOVE Dr. Kelley! He's great with our son, very realistic and down to earth, and he exceeded expectations in fixing our son's unilateral cleft lip and palate. Because he was almost two years old at the time of surgery and had just come home from an international adoption and a neglect situation,...more
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