Ryan Kelly, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine

Ryan Kelly

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Denise Jackson

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Physician, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Hospitalist and Primary Care Physician

Medical School, Wayne State School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, Minneapolis VA Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Master's Degree, Wayne State School of Medicine, Detroit, MI


Dr. Kelly is a University of Minnesota Assistant Professor of Medicine, general medicine hospitalist, and medicine and pediatrics primary care physician at the Community and University Health Care Center, where he also treats opioid dependence. He received his medical training at the Wayne State School of Medicine, and did his residency in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. He also was honored to serve as a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota, VA site. He has been a buprenorphine-waivered provider since 2016. His primary research interests include quality improvement in both the inpatient and outpatient realms, as well as in education, especially in improving access to care for chemical health, both in and out of the hospital. He also has a focus on mentorship and coaching graduate and undergraduate medical education. Finally, he also is interested in improving health disparities locally and globally.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” (2018, 2019)
  • Certificate of Excellence, Department of Medicine, UMN (2018)
  • Faculty Spotlight, University of Minnesota (2018)
  • Faculty Teacher of the Year, University of Minnesota Medical Center (2016)
  • University of Minnesota Internal Medicine Chief Resident, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) (2013)
  • John Marmala Memorial Award (2013)
  • American College of Physicians Poster competition, second round (2011)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Wayne State School of Medicine (2009)
  • Penfil-Tischler Endowed Award, Wayne State School of Medicine (2009)
  • The Cheryl H. Hack M.D. Pediatric Award, Wayne State School of Medicine (2009)
  • The Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Student Scholar of the Year Award, Wayne State School of Medicine (2009)

Professional Associations

  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Minneapolis VA Medical Center (2014)
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Minnesota Doctors For Health Equity Board Member
  • Pediatric residency curriculum committee member (2009-2013)
  • Wayne State School of Medicine: Medical School curriculum committee member (2007-2009)



  • Kelly, R, Aylward, M, et al. Redesigning the CCC Process for Sustainability and Transparency. Submitted to Academic Medicine 9/2018. Dr. Kelly was the main author.
  • Hatice Bilgic, Kevin G. Moder, Shreyasee Amin, Kelly McNallan, Patt Carlson, Joseph C. Wilson, Thearith Koeuth, Abby Montague, Douglas White, Ryan Kelly, Brittany Klang, Jadee Neff, Emily C. Baechler, Ann Reed, Erik J. Peterson. Type I IFN driven genes and chemokines are increased in ANA positive subjects. Submitted to Arthritis Care and Research, August 2012.



University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Certified
  • Pediatrics Certified
  • ACLS/PALS Certified
  • Nexplanon Certified
  • Global Health Certification, University of Minnesota

Clinical Interests

Hospital Medicine