Position title: Interim Director, Medical Services & Primary Care Physician
- BS, Pennsylvania State University
- MD, Temple University School of Medicine
- Family Medicine Residence, Mayo Clinic
Patrick Kelly joined UHS in 2016, and is interested in health at the community level. The son of a speech therapist and a nurse, Kelly saw primary care as a vital component of promoting wellbeing. “I have always been interested in education with a focus on improving health,” says Kelly. “I saw primary care as the most essential part of improving the health of a community.”
As a generalist and primary care physician, Kelly enjoys working with a diverse group of patients and medicines. Getting to know the patient is an important aspect of alleviating barriers that illness can present and fostering health, according to Kelly. “I look at my role as endorsing what the patient already knows and facilitating their journey of seeking a healthy lifestyle,” says Kelly.
Outside of his work, Kelly enjoys cooking, eating, and cheering on his favorite soccer team, the Tottenham Hotspur.