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Matthew Kelly, MD

Sports Medicine Physiatrist; Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Sports Medicine Physiatrist; Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Where I Provide Care

Spaulding Hospital Boston

300 1st Avenue, Charlestown MA 02129
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Matthew Kelly, MD is Board-Certified in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Sports Medicine. 

Originally from Upstate New York, he graduated from Boston College Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and went on to receive his Medical Degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He stayed in Syracuse for his Internal Medicine internship before completing a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at Georgetown University/MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. He then completed a fellowship in PM&R Sports Medicine at Georgetown/MedStar NRH in conjunction with the National Capital Sports Medicine Consortium (NCSMC).

He joins the Spaulding Rehabilitation with board certification in both PM&R and Sports Medicine as an Instructor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. Growing up as a multi-sport athlete, Dr. Kelly has a wide breath of clinical interests including overuse and tendon injury, joint pain, and interventional ultrasound and fluoroscopic (Xray) guided procedures. Believing in a multidisciplinary approach to musculoskeletal injury, Dr. Kelly works closely with patients, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, and other specialty physicians to help get his patients back to the sports and activities they love. Outside the clinic and away from the sidelines, Dr. Kelly can be found jogging along the Charles with his rescue dog, working on his golf swing or catching a game at Fenway or The Garden.

He sees patients on the North Shore with clinics in Peabody & Beverly, MA.
Certified Specialities
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine
Clinical & Research Interests
Musculoskeletal and Sports Injury; Overuse Injuries; Tendon Injury; Sports Ultrasound; Shoulder Injury; Elbow Injury; Hand/Wrist Injury; Hip Injury; Knee Injury; Foot/Ankle Injury; Back Pain; Ultrasound-Guided Injections; Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP); Interventional Spine Care (Epidurals, Nerve Blocks, etc.)
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Education & Training

SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Medical Education
SUNY Upstate Medical University



Kelly MR, Cipriano KJ, Bane EM, Murtaugh BT. Blood flow restriction training in athletes. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Reports. 2020;8(4):329-341.

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