Dr. Brian M. Kelly

Brian M. Kelly, DO

Clinical Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Orthotics & Prosthetics Center


Dr. Kelly is the Medical Director of Orthotics & Prosthetics in the University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.  Dr. Kelly has gained national recognition for his work on gait and running disorders, amputation, prosthetics, and neurologic disorders. He has published numerous articles and chapters on prosthetics, orthotics and neurologic injuries. In 2014, Dr. Kelly and colleagues published a new textbook on prosthetic restoration, that reflects their vast clinical experience and teaching skills related to prosthetics.

Dr. Kelly devotes a significant amount of time and energy to the education, training, and evaluation of resident physicians. He has been honored with the highest teaching awards available at all of the institutions at which he has served. Dr. Kelly is the Chair of  the National Osteopathic Board PMR Medical Examiners. 

Areas of Practice

  • Upper and Lower Extremity Amputations
  • Prosthetics
  • Upper and Lower limb deformities
  • Orthotics, Gait (walking) Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Pain and Deformity
  • Running Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Spasticity Management


Medical School or Training

Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1996


Rush Presbyterian St.Luke's Medical Center, Physical Med & Rehab, 2000

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine & Rehab

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Osteopathic Association

American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American College of Osteopathic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

International Association of Orthotics and Prosthetics

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

Research Interests

  • Orthotics
  • Prosthetics
  • Gait disorders
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Medical Education