HeimannAssistant Professor
Co-Medical Director Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Research and Clinical Interests
Hyperbaric medicine


Dr. Kelly completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine with a medical doctorate. Dr. Kelly completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans followed by a fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine the following year. Dr. Kelly practiced community emergency medicine, hyperbaric medicine, and wound care in San Francisco, CA before joining the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. At UAB, Dr. Kelly was instrumental in initialing the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine program in the Russell Clinic acting as the Co-Medical Director additionally working as an attending Physician within the UAB Department of Emergency Medicine.

In 2014, Dr. Kelly moved to the University of Pennsylvania Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine acting as Chief of Hyperbaric Medicine. In 2020, he returned to UAB to continue working with Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, and with the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Kelly’s research interests include carbon monoxide poisoning, mitochondrial dysfunction, hyperbaric medicine, and wound care.


Emergency Medicine
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Selected Publications

Ex vivo use of cell-permeable succinate prodrug attenuates mitochondrial dysfunction in blood cells obtained from carbon monoxide-poisoned individuals.
Owiredu S, Ranganathan A, Eckmann DM, Shofer FS, Hardy K, Lambert DS, Kelly M, Jang DH.Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2020 Jul 1;319(1):C129-C135. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00539.2019. Epub 2020 May 6.

In vitro comparison of hydroxocobalamin (B12a) and the mitochondrial directed therapy by a succinate prodrug in a cellular model of cyanide poisoning.
Owiredu S, Ranganathan A, Greenwood JC, Piel S, Janowska JI, Eckmann DM, Kelly M, Ehinger JK, Kilbaugh TJ, Jang DH.Toxicol Rep. 2020 Sep 17;7:1263-1271. doi: 10.1016/j.toxrep.2020.09.002. eCollection 2020.

Preparedness Tested: Severe Cerebral Malaria Presenting as a High-Risk Person Under Investigation for Ebola Virus Disease at a US Hospital.
Anesi GL, Meyer NJ, Reilly JP, Schweickert WD, Mikkelsen ME, Myers EV, Dickinson ET, Kelly MP, Pegues DA, Fishman NO.Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 May 8:1-6. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2020.53.



Medical School
Ross University School of Medicine

LSU Health Sciences Center

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