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Robert Kelly, MD


Robert Brett Kelly, MD

UCLA Physician Robert Brett  Kelly, MD specializes in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 825-9135 Information and Referral
(310) 825-6752 Academic Office
Fax Number
(310) 794-6623 Academic Office
Email Address

Peter Morton Medical Building
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Office & Mailing Address
10833 LeConte Avenue
12-494 MDCC
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 2008
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2005, 2013
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2005 - 2008
Pediatrics, Penn State Univ-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 2003 - 2005
Pediatrics, Penn State Univ-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 2002 - 2003
Medical Degree
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2002
Research Interest
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR), Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Pulmonary Hypertension
Additional Information
Academic/Professional Appointments
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director of Pediatric Transport
  • Medical Director for Pediatric ECMO
  • Physician, Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Program
  • Course Director, Department Liason/Lead Instructor - Pediatric Resident Simulation - UCLA Simulation Center
  • Medical Director of PICU Nurse Practitioners
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Yadlapati A, Grogan T, Elashoff D, Kelly RB. Correlation of a novel noninvasive tissue oxygen saturation monitor to serum central venous saturation in pediatric patients with postoperative congenital cyanotic heart disease. JECT 2013;45:40-5.
  • Wen AY, Weiss IK, Kelly RB. Chryseomonas luteola bloodstream infection in a pediatric patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension receiving intravenous treprostinil therapy. Infection 2013;doi: 10.1007/s15010-012-0399-2. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Newgent K, Kelly RB, Madikians A. Index of suspicion: sudden increase in intracranial pressure in a 15-month-old girl who has hydrocephalus. Pediatr Rev 2012;33:578, 581-2.
  • Yuan S, Tsukahara E, De La Cruz K, Kelly RB. How we provide transfusion support for neonatal and pediatric patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Transfusion 2012;doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03688.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Carlos F. Lerner, Robert B. Kelly, Leslie J. Hamilton, and Thomas S. Klitzner, “Medical Transport of Children with Complex Chronic Conditions,” Emergency Medicine International, vol. 2012, Article ID 837020, 6 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/837020.
  • Kelly RB, Harrison RE. Outcome predictors of pediatric extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Pediatr Cardiol 2010;31:626-33.
  • Federman MD, Kelly R, Harrison RE. Refractory metabolic acidosis as a complication of high-dose midazolam infusion for pediatric status epilepticus. Clin Neuropharmacol 2009;32:340-1.
  • Kelly RB, Porter PA, Meier AH, Myers JL, Thomas NJ. Duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation before extracorporeal rescue: how long is not long enough? ASAIO J 2005;51:665-7.
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