Administrative Office
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Plastic Surgery
D-4207 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2345
Phone (615) 936-0160

Adult Plastic Surgery
The Vanderbilt Clinic
1301 Medical Center Dr.
Suite 3701
Phone (615) 322-2350

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Medical Center East
1215 21st Ave. So., Suite 6050
Phone (615) 936-2700

Kevin J. Kelly, M.D., D.D.S.

Kelly_KevinAssociate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery
Director, Craniofacial Surgery Center
Director, Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Team

Dr. Kelly trained in plastic, craniofacial, and microvascular surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland and the Emergency Medical Service at the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services. Prior to that time Dr. Kelly also trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general surgery.

Dr. Kelly joined the Plastic Surgery faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1989. Over the past 15 years, he has held leadership positions in numerous plastic surgery societies, and has served as president of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. In 2011, he served on a committee of experts sponsored by the CDC to establish national standards for surgical treatment of children and adults with head, neck and facial abnormalities.


Cosmetic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Breast Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery


M.D. State University of New York, New York
D.D.S. Columbia University, New York, New York
B.A. University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland


Fellow (Craniofacial, Microsurgery and Plastic Surgery)
Johns Hopkins Medical System, Baltimore, Maryland
Resident (Plastic Surgery)
Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York
Resident (Surgery)
Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York
Resident (Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery)
Kings County Hospital, New York


1991 American Board of Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery)
1989-present Medical Licensure, Tennessee
1977-present Dental Licensure, Tennessee

See Dr. Kelly's publications on PubMed