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  2. Kathleen M. Kelley

Kathleen M. Kelley MD FAACAP

Kathleen M. Kelley
  • Associate Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
  • Associate Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program (CAP)
  • Director, Pediatric Embedded Clinic
Contact Information
  • kelley58 [at]
  • Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:Suite 155

Dr. Kelley is Associate Program Director of the CAP Residency Training Program at UIC/IJR. This Program is well-respected both locally and nationally and graduates three residents yearly. Dr. Kelley is an active teacher within the program and supervises a number of residents’ clinics in the UIC/IJR Colbeth Outpatient Clinic. 

Dr. Kelley has her own psychiatric practice within the Colbeth clinic and has been voted as one of “the Best Doctors in America” yearly since arriving at UIC/IJR in 2005. Dr. Kelley is also a pediatrician and is an expert in the treatment of Somatoform Disorders and is the Director of the Pediatric Embedded Clinic.

Additionally, Dr. Kelley is a long-standing member of the Electrical Trauma Program, a translational clinical research group focusing on the sequelae of electrical and lightening injury. The multidisciplinary team members are from both UIC and the University of Chicago and together have published their findings over the last 15 years. Dr. Kelley is a nationally known expert on the neuropsychiatric effects of electrical injury.

  • psychiatry

    Advocate for children’s mental health, Increased recruitment of medical students into psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, academic development of educators.

  • Director for programming, 2008-2010, ICCAP

  • 1999

    Kelley, K.M., Tkachenko, T.A., Pliskin, N.H., Fink, J.W., & Lee, R.C. Risk factors for psychiatric sequelae post electrical injury. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 20(No. 1 part 2): S193, 1999.

  • 2004

    Ramati, A., Ammar, A. Fink, J., Kelley, K., Lee, R., and Pliskin, N. The relationships between components of PTSD symptomatology and cognitive functioning in electrical injury survivors. Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Seattle, Washington, 2004.

  • 2006

    Pliskin, N, Ammar, A, Fink, J, Hill, SK, Malina, A, Ramati, A, Kelley, K, Lee, R. Neuro-psychological changes following electrical injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, (2006), 12, 17-23.

  • 2008

    Ramati, A, Rubin, L, Wicklund, A, Pliskin, N, Ammar, A, Fink, J, Bodnar, E, Lee, R, Cooper, MS, and Kelley, K.Prevalence and predictors of psychiatric morbidity following electrical injury and its effects on cognitive functioning. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Meeting, American Burn Association, Chicago, Illinois, March 2008.