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Clinical Professors,Desmond Kelly, M.D. at the School of Health Research, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Desmond Kelly, M.D.

Clinical Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research

Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs 
Department of Pediatrics 
Prisma Health–Upstate 

Contact: 864-454-5685 or desmond.kelly@prismahealth.org


Who is Dr. Kelly?

Desmond Kelly is Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of the Prisma Health–Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina, and is a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. He is program director of the DeLoache Fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics of the Children’s Hospital and medical director of Kidnetics, the Pediatric Developmental Therapies group and the Wonder Center, a therapeutic day care program for medically fragile children. 

For more information, see his Faculty Profile and Curriculum Vitae.

How Dr. Kelly’s research is transforming health care

Dr. Kelly's early research was in the area of hearing impairment and attention and learning disorders. His current research is in the area of early identification and treatment for young children with developmental and behavioral concerns and the diagnosis and treatment of autism. He promotes the importance of educating parents and professionals on early developmental milestones and engaging inter-professional teams and community agencies to identify and address developmental challenges in children from a patient and family-centered perspective. 

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Key Health Research Interest Areas

General Pediatrics, Developmental Pediatrics, Developmental Assessment, Learning and Attention Disorders, Autism and Hearing Impairment