Aaron S. Kelly
Dr. Kelly is a Professor of Pediatrics, the Minnesota American Legion and Auxiliary Chair in Children’s Health, and the Co-Director of the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has more than 20 years of experience conducting clinical trials for the treatment of pediatric obesity and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers on this and related topics. Dr. Kelly’s NIH-funded research program focuses primarily on treatments targeting the underlying biology of obesity, such as pharmacotherapy and metabolic/bariatric surgery, with the goal of enhancing clinical outcomes in youth struggling with this chronic, refractory, and relapsing disease. Other areas of focus include identifying predictors of treatment response and strategies to improve weight loss maintenance. He is actively involved in spearheading numerous initiatives related to pediatric obesity treatment in the United States and internationally and serves in various leadership positions within The Obesity Society.
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