J. Brian Kelly, PA-C

Brian Kelly

Undergraduate: University of South Alabama
Medical education: University of South Alabama, MMSc-PA, 2001

Brian became a certified athletic trainer in 1998 and maintained that certification through 2005. He spent most of his undergraduate sports medicine training with the varsity basketball, track and cross country teams as well as the local high school football teams. After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Brian initially worked in the physical therapy and rehabilitation department for Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile, Ala. After passing his medical board exam in physician assistant studies, Brian worked briefly in pain management before ultimately moving to Georgia.

Brian has been working in the field of orthopaedics since 2002. He began his orthopaedic career in Conyers, GA—treating both children and adults in a general orthopaedic practice. His clinical interests include fracture care, as well as diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, intoeing and infantile Blount’s disease. He currently provides care alongside his supervising physician, Tim Schrader, MD.

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and cheering on the University of Alabama football team.

Clinic location

Areas of focus

  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Sports medicine
  • Gait abnormalities

Clinical interests

  • Musculoskeletal injuries and infections
  • Sports injuries
  • Fracture care 
  • Orthopaedic trauma

Professional affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Georgia Association of Physician Assistants