Patients and Visitors go to

Ellen Kelly

Associate Professor, Hearing and Speech Sciences
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
6209 Medical Center East, South Tower, Suite 6358
1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-8718
Phone: (615) 936-5174


Ellen M. Kelly, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, VUMC) and a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Bill Wilkerson Center, VUMC, who specializes in fluency disorders, particularly those of a developmental nature (e.g., stuttering, cluttering), and in counseling those with communication disorders and their families. Dr. Kelly provides clinical services, conducts research as part of the NIH-funded Developmental Stuttering Project (PI: Edward G. Conture, PhD), supervises graduate students, and teaches in her areas of specialty. She obtained her BA in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University and her MS and PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Syracuse University. Prior to joining the faculty at Vanderbilt, she was an Associate Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. Dr. Kelly holds the CCC-SLP from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a member of ASHA Special Interest Division 4 (Fluency and Fluency Disorders). She has published scientific and clinical papers, co-authored a book on stuttering, and conducted NIH-funded research in the area of developmental stuttering. She has presented her research and clinical strategies locally, nationally, and internationally.