Kelly graduated from University of Toledo’s Physician Assistant program and began practicing as a physician assistant in the Chicagoland area in 2007. She practiced emergency medicine at Northshore University Health System’s (NUH) and has been faculty at Rosalind Franklin University’s Physician Assistant Program. As an emergency room physician assistant Kelly precepted physician assistant (PA) students, was involved with the NP/PA Emergency Medicine Fellowship at NUH and was an instructor for the American Heart Association ACLS and urgent care classes for NUH employees. At Rosalind Franklin University Kelly was the Director of Curriculum Assessment, Co-Director of Didactic Education and an instructor for the PA program. Teaching interests include emergency medicine, clinical medicine, and diagnostic and therapeutic skills. While part of the faculty in the UT PA Program Kelly will practice in the UTP Family Medicine Department. Prior to becoming a physician assistant Kelly was a registered dietitian and worked at the Lurie Children’s Epilepsy Center to provide dietetic education, support, and treatment to children with epilepsy and their families. Kelly enjoys her career in academia while keeping current with her clinical skills by working in the emergency room.