John P. Kelly, MD

John P. Kelly, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 15 years of experience in orthopedic medicine. Consistently recognized as one of the, “Top Doctors in Orange County,” Dr. Kelly has a long history of providing compassionate and personalized care for his patients. He specializes in sports medicine, minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, fractures, pediatric orthopedics, hand surgery, spinal disorders, and foot and ankle problems.

Dr. Kelly obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. His education continued at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree.

While at Georgetown, Dr. Kelly served as a Medical Council Executive Officer. He completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Kelly has remained involved in many orthopedic research efforts and is internationally known for his skills as an orthopedic surgeon. In addition, Dr. Kelly has published articles and papers in various medical journals. He has had the privilege of presenting his work at national orthopedic conferences and medical meetings.  Dr. Kelly is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Orange County Medical Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the MemorialCare Surgical Center at Orange Coast Memorial.

Dr. Kelly is Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a fully licensed physician and surgeon by the Medical Board of California.


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Areas of Interest


Medical Education
Georgetown University School of Medicine
University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations