Maria N Kelly

Maria N Kelly, M.D.

Professor And Program Director

Department: MD-PEDS-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 733-7337
Business Email: mnkelly@ufl.edu

About Maria N Kelly

Dr. Kelly has been a “GATOR” since college. She received her undergraduate, medical school, and pediatric residency training all from the University of Florida. As a pediatrician at UF, her current duties include the clinical care of patients, medical education of residents and medical students, and clinical research. She currently cares for patients independently at UF outpatient clinics but also functions as a preceptor for medical students and residents in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her research interests relate to medical education and she has presented nationally on these topics. She enjoys caring for children with a multitude of diseases while also promoting healthy living. As a general pediatrician at the University of Florida, Dr. Maria Kelly’s clinical duties include serving as an attending physician to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric patients at the University of Florida pediatric clinics and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Accomplishments

Selected for the Hedwig Van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program, Fellowship Position
2021 · Drexel University College of Medicine
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2020 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
Selected as Chair of the College of Medicine Clerkship Director Committee
2020 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
Clerkship Director of the Year
2019 · University of Florida, College of Medicine
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2019 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Induction
2018 · Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2018 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2017 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2016 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
Golden Apple Award in Clinical Science
2016 · Graduating Medical Student Class, College of Medicine, University of Florida
Clerkship Director of the Year
2015 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2015 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
Golden Apple Award in Clinical Science
2015 · Graduating Medical Student Class, College of Medicine, University of Florida
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2014 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
University of Florida College of Medicine Society of Teaching Scholars Inductee
2014 · Society of Teaching Scholars, College of Medicine, University of Florida
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2013 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
Physician Customer Service Key Award
2013 · Shands Children's Hospital, University of Florida
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2012 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
Physician Customer Service Key Award
2012 · Shands Children's Hospital, University of Florida
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2011 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2010 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
Physician Customer Service Key Award
2010 · Shands Children's Hospital, University of Florida
Physician Customer Service Key Award
2009 · Shands Children's Hospital, University of Florida
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2008 · College of Medicine, University of Florida
Outstanding Faculty Member
2008 · Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida
Physician Customer Service Key Award
2008 · Shands Children's Hospital, University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014-2018
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship
2013-2016,2018
MDT7400 Elect Top/Pediatrics
2009-2014
BCC7140 Pediatric Clerkship
2010-2013
MEL7937 Elect Top/Pediatrics
2011
MEL7960 Elective Topics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Asthma in children
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Healthy living
  • Infectious diseases
  • Well-child visits

Research Profile

I have been actively pursuing my research career since my appointment to faculty in the General Academic Pediatrics division. My areas of interest include medical education and quality improvement. I have received grant-funding for many projects, have published numerous refereed manuscripts and have presented my findings at local, regional, national and international. I have also mentored many medial students and residents in their research interests and, under my mentorship, these relationships have resulted in numerous presentations and manuscripts.

Areas of Interest
  • Quality Improvement in primary care
  • medical education
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-2323-2635

Publications

2022
Osteogenesis Imperfecta-Like Syndrome
Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 36(4):376-380 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2022.02.004.
2022
Reliability of transcutaneous hemoglobin measurements in an outpatient pediatric clinic.
Postgraduate medicine. 134(2):200-204 [DOI] 10.1080/00325481.2021.2018256. [PMID] 34895027.
2022
Wearable Technology Leads to Initial Workup of Graves’ Disease in an Adolescent Female
Journal of Adolescent Health. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2022.03.021.
2021
Return to Play After COVID-19 Infection in Children.
JAMA pediatrics. 175(8) [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.1485. [PMID] 34180975.
2021
Talon Noir in a Young Baseball Player: A Case Report.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 35(2):235-238 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2020.10.009. [PMID] 33309391.
2020
Impact of a Point-of-care Respiratory PCR Panel in a Pediatric Clinic on Postvisit Communication and Follow-up Visits
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 39(9):e282-e283 [DOI] 10.1097/INF.0000000000002782. [PMID] 32502126.
2020
Performance and Impact of a CLIA, Point-of-Care Respiratory PCR Panel in a Pediatric Clinic
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 39(3):188-191 [DOI] 10.1097/INF.0000000000002544. [PMID] 31929382.
2019
A Rare Cause of Recurrent Abdominal Pain in a 5-Year-Old.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 33(4):478-484 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2018.10.001. [PMID] 30660429.
2019
An 11-Month-Old Male With Acute-Onset Left-Sided Facial Paralysis
Clinical Pediatrics. 58(5):594-598 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922819837354.
2019
Pott’s Puffy Tumor: A Case Report.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 33(5):585-588 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.05.005. [PMID] 31253453.
2019
The impact of maternal stress on infant alpha-amylase is buffered by high infant regulation and low infant negative reactivity.
Developmental psychobiology. 61(8):1204-1213 [DOI] 10.1002/dev.21858. [PMID] 31004366.
2018
Adult Caregiver Influenza Vaccination Through Administration in Pediatric Outpatient Clinics: a Cocooning Healthcare Improvement Project
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 37(9):939-942 [DOI] 10.1097/INF.0000000000001970.
2018
Putting a finger on the problem: Finger stick blood draw and immunization at the well-child exam elicit a cortisol response to stress among one-year-old children.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 93:103-106 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.04.021. [PMID] 29705575.
2017
Rectal Bleeding and Abdominal Pain Following Vaccination in a 4-Month-Old Infant.
Case reports in pediatrics. 2017 [DOI] 10.1155/2017/9461315. [PMID] 28163948.
2017
The Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum: Fostering Interest in Pediatric Research.
The Journal of pediatrics. 188:3-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.06.001. [PMID] 28645440.
2016
Newborn Infant With Epidermolysis Bullosa and Ankyloglossia.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 30(4):390-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.12.005. [PMID] 26833212.
2016
Transition to Pediatric Practice: A Residency Elective Experience to Prepare Senior Pediatric Residents for General Pediatric Primary Care.
MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources. 12 [DOI] 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10506. [PMID] 30984848.
2015
A 17-year-old female with secondary amenorrhea, galactorrhea, and headaches.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 29(2):205-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.11.001. [PMID] 25547318.
2015
A Bony Mass in 2-Year-Old Boy.
Pediatric annals. 44(8):315-7 [DOI] 10.3928/00904481-20150812-05. [PMID] 26312589.
2015
Brothers with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 29(1):97-103 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.04.006. [PMID] 24954735.
2013
Mycobacterium simiae Infection of the Parotid Gland in an Immunocompetent Child
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2(4):394-6 [DOI] 10.1093/jpids/pis098. [PMID] 26619504.
2013
Newborn with an absent red reflex.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 27(1):51-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.10.010. [PMID] 22197583.
2013
Pain and decreased vision in a teenager.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 27(4):304-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.09.008. [PMID] 23791119.
2013
Symptomatic atlantoaxial instability in an adolescent with trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome).
Clinical pediatrics. 52(7):633-8 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922813482178. [PMID] 23564301.
2012
A 6-year-old with acute-onset generalized lymphadenopathy.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 26(6):465-70 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2012.07.001. [PMID] 22901313.
2012
Blepharoptosis: assessment and management.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 26(2):149-54 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.08.003. [PMID] 22360934.
2012
Double teeth or twinning in primary dentition.
Clinical pediatrics. 51(1):91-2 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922810392777. [PMID] 21224252.
2012
Microcephaly, lymphedema, chorioretinal dysplasia (MLCRD) syndrome.
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 26(4):306-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.08.002. [PMID] 22726716.
2012
Newborn female with a midline perineal defect.
Clinical pediatrics. 51(2):188-90 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922810392776. [PMID] 21242201.
2011
Family-centered rounds and medical student education: a qualitative examination of students’ perceptions.
Hospital pediatrics. 1(1):24-9 [DOI] 10.1542/hpeds.2011-0004. [PMID] 24510926.
2011
Four-month-old infant with macrocephaly and prominent scalp veins.
Clinical pediatrics. 50(8):772-6 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922810378741. [PMID] 20926842.
2011
Girl with a cat eye.
Clinical pediatrics. 50(11):1076-7 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922811407184. [PMID] 21525082.
2011
Pediatric residents’ learning styles and temperaments and their relationships to standardized test scores.
Journal of graduate medical education. 3(4):566-70 [DOI] 10.4300/JGME-D-10-00147.1. [PMID] 23205211.
2005
Recognizing and treating anxiety disorders in children.
Pediatric annals. 34(2):147-50 [PMID] 15768691.

Grants

Jul 2021 ACTIVE
AHEC Tobacco Training & Cessation Program-R1
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH OFF TOBACCO CONTROL
Jul 2016 – Jun 2021
AHEC Tobacco Training & Cessation Program
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH OFF TOBACCO CONTROL
Apr 2015 – Apr 2016
Read Out and Read Program
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: SATCHELS PIZZA GRANT PROGRAM

Education

Residency – Pediatrics
2005 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
2002 · University of Florida
Bachelor of Science
1997 · University of Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 733-7337
Emails:
Business:
mnkelly@ufl.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
133 SW 130TH WAY STE C
NEWBERRY FL 32669
Business Street:
133 SW 130TH WAY STE C
NEWBERRY FL 32669