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Cynthia Kelly, MD    

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • professor of Pediatrics

    • Additional Certifications:
    • Focus Areas:
    • Contact Info:
    • 757.668.7000

    • Office Location:
    • Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

    • Undergraduate Education:
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    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • Wayne State University

    • Residency:
    • University of Michigan

    • Fellowship(s):
    • UCLA School of Medicine

      Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    • Board Certification(s):
      • American Board of Pediatrics

      • American Board of Allergy & Immunology


      Professional Affiliations

      • American Academy of Allergy and Immunology

      • American College of Allergy and ImmunologyAmerican

      • Academy of Pediatrics

      • American Medical Association

      • Virginia Allergy Society

      • Tidewater Pediatric Society

    • Affiliation(s):
    • Research Interests:
      • Allergic Rhinitis

      • Asthma

      • Chronic Sinusitis

    • Primary Specialty:
    • Allergy/Immunology

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    • Bio:
    • Dr. Kelly has been actively involved in asthma education for professionals, community members, patients and families throughout Hampton Roads.

      She has been the primary investigator for research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development.

      She has also published in the area of clinical outcomes for children with asthma.

      Her practice includes caring for children with a wide variety of allergic and immunologic disorders, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, drug allergy, food allergy, eczema,contact dermatitis and immunodeficiency


  • Szelc-Kelly C, Morrow AL, Shults J, Nakas N, Strope GL, Adelman RD. Outcomes evaluation of a comprehensive intervention program for asthmatic children enrolled in Medicaid. Pediatrics 2000;105:1029-35.

  • Kelly CS, Andersen CL, Pestian JP, Wenger AD, Finch AB, Strope GL, Luckstead EF. Improved outcomes for hospitalized asthmatic children using a clinical pathway. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2000;84:509-16.

  • Brenner JS, Kelly CS, Wenger A, Brich S, Morrow A. Asthma and obesity in adolescents: is there an association? Journal of Asthma 2001;38(6), 509-515.

  • Taylor-Fishwick J, Major DA, Kelly CS, Butterfoss FD, Clarke SM, Cardenas RA. Assessing a community's pediatric asthma care needs: insights gained from physicians, school nurses and parents. Pediatric Asthma, Allergy & Immunology 2004; 17(1):25-35.

  • Butterfoss FD, Kelly CS, Taylor-Fishwick J. Health planning that magnifies the community's voice: Allies Against Asthma. Health Education & Behavior 2005; 32(1):113-128.

  • Kelly CS, Meurer JR, Lachance LL, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Geng X, Arabia C. Engaging health care providers in coalition activities. Health Promotion and Practice 2006; 7:66S-75S.

  • Nicholas EA, Dwyer M, Murphy A, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Cohn JG, Kelly CS, Gould C, Di Stefano D. Coalition-based approaches for addressing environmental issues in childhood asthma. Health Promotion and Practice 2006; 7:108S-116S.

  • Providing Asthma Care in Elementary Schools: Understanding Barriers to Determine Best Practice. Major DA, Clarke SM, Cardenas RA, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Kelly CS, Butterfoss FD. Fam Community Health 2006; 29(4):256-265.

Books & Book Chapters

  • Boguniewicz M, Szelc-Kelly C, Ballow M, Leung DYM. Intravenous immune globulin in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. In Clinical immunology: Principles and Practice. Rich RR, Fleisher TA, Schwartz BD, Shearer WT, Strober W (eds), Baltimore: Mosby, 1996, pp 1891-1902.

  • Pestian JP, Sheppard VB, Hannon PM, Kelly CS, Chase DA, LeFever GB. An Assessment of Child and Adolescent Hospitalizations in Virginia. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond VA 1997.

  • Szelc-Kelly C, Kelly RE. Lymphodenopathy in Children. In Pediatric Clinics of North America. Glick PL, Irish MS, Caty MG (eds), Philadelphia PA:W.B. Saunders Company, 1998, 4:875-888.

  • Kelly CS. An effective approach to pediatric asthma management. Ineffectiveness in Clinical Care. Pike IM (ed), Sentara Health Management Forum. 1999