Rosemary Kelly

Rosemary Kelly, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

I desire to be an thoughtful and compassionate cardiothoracic surgeon. I believe that listening to the patient is fundamental to understanding the primary health concerns and achieving the best outcome for overall recovery and well-being.   I am dedicated to state of the art technical expertise and medical knowledge.  I approach all relationships with honesty and integrity. I strive to deliver superior service to patients, their loved ones and referring physicians.

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2016-2019)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012-2019)
  • Coleman Connolly Award in Thoracic Surgery (1999)


  • Associate Program Director, Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program
  • Vice Chief, Faculty Development, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota
  • Co-Director, Lung Transplantation Program, University of Minnesota
  • Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Veterans Affair Medical Center

Academic Information


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