Dr. Kaitlyn Kelly, MD

Dr. Kaitlyn Kelly, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Kaitlyn Kelly, MD is a complex general surgical oncology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from New York Med Coll in 2004 and specializes in complex general surgical oncology and general surgery.Read her story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
more than 85% of peers
more than 62% of peers
more than 53% of peers

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Dr. Kelly's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kelly "Kaitlyn Kelly, MD, is a surgical oncologist with board certification in general surgery and complex general surgical oncology. Her expertise includes treating benign and malignant gastrointestinal (GI) and endocrine diseases including those of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, thyroid, and parathyroids, as well as skin cancers and soft-tissue sarcomas. Dr. Kelly joined the Division of Surgical Oncology at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center in 2013 after completing an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited fellowship in complex surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Her clinical interests include the development of oncologically sound, minimally-invasive approaches to upper GI cancers including laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques. She is also interested in clinical and translational research of novel cancer therapeutics. In addition to training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, one of the world's most prestigious cancer centers, she did additional training in cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC therapy at the University of Pittsburgh with Dr. David Bartlett. During her surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Kelly spent two years doing basic science and translational research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she and her colleagues investigated the use of oncolytic viruses for the treatment of multiple human cancers. They also developed and optimized assays for early detection of peritioneal carcinomatosis using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and virally-mediated fluorescence. Dr. Kelly has served as reviewer for the Annals of Surgical Oncology. She is also a member of numerous societies including the Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the Americas Hepatopanctreatobiliary Association."
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2  Specialties

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

25  Conditions Treated

18  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Appendectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Small Bowel Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Albion College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • New York Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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