Jon P. Kelly M.D.

  • Dr. Jon P. Kelly
  • Jon Kelly M.D.

  • Specialty

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Hand Surgery
    • Board Certified

  • Short Bio

    Dr. Jon P. Kelly specializes in Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Kelly has 26 years of experience and he is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is currently welcoming new patients.


Dr. Jon P. Kelly specializes in orthopedic surgery and has been practicing in San Diego for more than 25 years, entering private practice after completing his service as a naval commander with the U.S. Navy in 1995. He evaluates and treats a variety of orthopedic conditions, particularly industrial injuries. Dr. Kelly provides individualized care by treating the unique needs of each patient. He has been chosen by his peers as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Kelly performs comprehensive evaluations of joint and orthopedic injuries and diseases as well as advanced surgical care for knee injuries, shoulder injuries, and injuries to minor joints of the hands, wrists, ankles, and feet. Skilled in both traditional “open” surgical procedures as well as minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques, he is committed to offering his patients the broadest range of care options based on each patient’s unique medical needs, overall health and recovery goals. In addition to surgery, Dr. Kelly also provides patients with corticosteroid joint injections to reduce pain and improve flexibility, and injections of platelet-rich plasma to speed recovery following injury or surgery.

After earning his medical degree from Tulane University, School of Medicine, Dr. Kelly completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Children’s Hospital of New Mexico. In addition to performing evaluations, surgery and other treatments for a wide array of joint and orthopedic injuries, Dr. Kelly has extensive experience conducting independent medical exams, qualified medical exams, and agreed medical exams and has served as an expert witness for cases requiring advanced orthopedic expertise. Dedicated to expanding his skills and knowledge of novel and emerging methods of care, Dr. Kelly maintains active memberships in the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the California Orthopedic Association, the Western Orthopedic Association, and the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, 1994
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Recertified, 2004

Medical Education

  • Tulane University School of Medicine, MD, 1984


  • Naval Medical Center San Diego, Internship-Surgery, 1985


  • Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego, Orthopedic Sugery, 1987-1991
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hand and Microvascular Surgery 1992-1993


  • University of New Mexico Hospital FKA Bernalillo County Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand, 1993

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • California Orthopedic Association
  • Western Orthopedic Association
  • Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons