Daniel R. Kelly, MD

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Daniel R. Kelly, MD
Atrium Health Provider
Accepts New Patients
Treats Only Children


Practicing Specialties

PediatricsPediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology


  • English


“I love working with children, but it is connecting and helping parents that drew me to pediatrics. I am a proceduralist who is fascinated by the connection between the brain and gut.”

Dr. Kelly is board certified in pediatrics. He specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology. He is the director of the Atrium Health Gastroenterology and Hepatology Functional GI Program.

He is skilled in chronic nausea, chronic abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, evaluation and treatment of motility disorders, cyclic vomiting, GI disorders associated with joint hypermobility/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome/dysautonomia, constipation, chronic pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic liver disease and advanced endoscopy procedures, such as G-tube placement, intersphincteric botulinum toxin injections, endoscopic dilation and EndoFLIP.

He is a leading expert on IB-Stim, a novel electrical nerve stimulator for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. He helped develop the multidisciplinary Aerodigestive clinic and the ADAPT clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic focused on the treatment of dysautonomia and joint hypermobility.

As a resident, Dr. Kelly treated a patient with cyclic vomiting syndrome. He found there was so much he could offer by looking at research, listening to the patient and developing an individualized plan outside of just adding another medication.

He received his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed a residency at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters and a fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

He is currently involved in a nationwide study evaluating the use of IB-Stim. His other areas of research include motility disorders, disorders of brain-gut interaction and inflammatory bowel disease.

Outside of work, he likes to spend time with his wife, 2 kids, their yorkie dog and his extended family. He loves being outside playing soccer and tennis. He also enjoys reading fantasy and science fiction. When his kids are asleep, he turns into an avid gamer.


Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics


Virginia Commonwealth University


Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


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