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Rosemary Kelly, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota


Thoracic Surgery Minneapolis, MN

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Cardiovascular Surgery

C. Walton and Richard C. Lillehei Professor and Chief Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Minnesota

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  • Office

    420 Delaware Street SE
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Phone+1 612-624-9631
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  • Dr. Rosemary Kelly is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Minneapolis, MN and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System. She received her medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and has been in practice 27 years. She specializes in adult cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary transplantation, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery and is experienced in lung transplantation, minimally invasive surgery, endocrine surgery, breast surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

Education & Training

  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
    University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical CenterResidency, Surgery, 1990 - 1995
  • University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
    University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of MedicineClass of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 1995 - 1997
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1995 - 2023
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1991 - Present
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doc Twin Cities Magazine, 2010-2018
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons
  • Super Doctor

Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • Obituary: Dr. Paul Gannon Was a Heart Surgery Pioneer
    Obituary: Dr. Paul Gannon Was a Heart Surgery PioneerJuly 17th, 2017


  • member, 2014 AHA/ACC NSTE-ACS Guideline 2014 - 2014

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