Dr. Daniel F Kelly MD Neurosurgeon

Dr. Daniel Kelly is a neurosurgeon in Santa Monica, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 28 years. He is one of 25 doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and one of 32 at Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center who specialize in Neurological Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurosurgeon: Brain & Spinal Tumor, Pituitary Surgery, Skull Base

Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, Pituitary, Minimally invasive treatments for primary and metastatic brain tumors, skull base tumors, functional & nonfunctional pituitary adenomas.

Hospital Affiliation

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Ranked #18 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Ranked #7 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Saint John's Health Center

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Education & Medical Training

George Washington University
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1987–1993

St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1986–1987

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Class of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Certified 16 years in Neurological Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAANS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Publications & Presentations

Avoidance of postoperative epistaxis and anosmia in endonasal endoscopic skull base surgery: a technical note.
Griffiths, C. F.,Cutler, A. R.,Duong, H. T.,Bardo, G.,Karimi, K.,Barkhoudarian, G.,Carrau, R.,Kelly, D. F.

Prevalence of pituitary hormone dysfunction, metabolic syndrome and impaired quality of life in retired professional football players: a prospective study.
Kelly, D. F.,Chaloner, C.,Evans, D.,Matthews, A.,Cohan, P.,Wang, C.,Swerdloff, R.,Sim, M. S.,Lee, J.,Wright, M. J.,Kernan, C. L.,Barkhoudarian, G.,Yuen, K.,Guskiewicz, K. K.

Early Morning Cortisol Levels as Predictors of Short-Term and Long-Term Adrenal Function After Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery for Pituitary Adenomas and Rathke's Cleft Cysts.
McLaughlin, N.,Cohan, P.,Barnett, P.,Eisenberg, A.,Chaloner, C.,Kelly, D. F.

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