About Ian Kelly - Lower Limb Specialist

My name is Ian Peter Kelly and I am an orthopaedic surgeon based exclusively at UPMC/Whitfield Hospital in Waterford. Originally from Ballinasloe in Co. Galway, I graduated from University College Dublin in 1990 and did my fellowship training in Duke University, North Carolina, USA where I majored in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery and Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Before moving to UPMC/Whitfield Hospital in 2012, I spent 12 years in the Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Department in University Hospital Waterford. In all, I have over 25 years’ experience in orthopaedic surgery with a special interest in hip and knee replacement surgery and diseases of the foot and ankle.

I do my best to give each patient my full attention and explain the options open to them in a clear and simple manner. I am passionate about my work and helping those who come to see me.

  • Internship, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin 7: 1990 – 1991
  • Dublin Pre-Fellowship Surgical Rotation: 1991 – 1993
  • Orthopaedic Registrar, Dublin: 1993 – 1996
  • Irish Orthopaedic Senior Registrar Scheme: 1996 – 1998
  • Fellow in Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Duke University, North Carolina: 1999
  • Fellow in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Duke University, North Carolina, USA: 2000
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Waterford: 2000 – 2012
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, UPMC/Whitfield, Waterford: 2012 – to date

Undergraduate Education

University College Dublin + Mater Misericordiae Hospital (1984 – 1990)

Postgraduate Education

  • Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 1993
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1993
  • Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997
  • Masters Degree in Surgery, University College Dublin “The Quality Assessment of Walking in Cerebral Palsy”, 1997
  • Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999

Fellowship Training

Adult Reconstruction Clinical Fellow
Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina, USA 1999
Dr. Thomas Parker Vail, MD.

Foot & Ankle Clinical Fellow
Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina, USA 2000
Professor James Nunley, MD.

Patient Testimonials