Contact Information:
Harborview Medical Center
Division of Nephrology
Box 359606
325 Ninth Avenue
Room 3NJ353
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 744-2252
Fax:  (206) 685-8661

Education and Training:
Nephrology Fellowship (1971-73)
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Medicine Residency
University of California, Irvine
Orange County Medical Center

Medical School
Creighton University
Omaha, NE

Site of Practice:
Harborview Medical Center


Michael R Kelly, Md

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Clinical Interests

  • Dialysis
  • Medical Ethics

Selected Publications:

Preston T, Kelly MR: A Medical Ethics Assessment of The Case of Terri Schiavo. Death Studies 30:121-133, 2006.

Eschbach JW, Kelly MR, Haley NR, Ables RI, Adamson JW: Treatment of the anemia of progressive renal failure with recombinant human erythropoietin. N Engl J Med 321(3):158-162, 1989.

Gottesman JE, Kelly MR: Idiopathic renal hematuria. In:Kaufman (ed) Current Urologic Therapy, W.B. Saunders, 1980.

Kelly MR: Metabolic Disorders, Part VI, Manual of Emergency Medical Therapeutics. Mickey S. Eisenberg and Michael K.Copass, ed; W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1978, and 2nd Edition 1982.

Hogan MJ, Wallin JD, Kelly MR: A computerized paramedical approach to the outpatient management of essential hypertension. Mil Med 143(11):771-775, 1978.


  • Haviland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Nephrology, 2008
  • Washington State Internist of the Year, ACP, Washington Chapter, 2008
  • Best Role Model, Minor & James Medical, Seattle, WA, 2007
  • Seattle's Top Doctors, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2006-07
  • Seattle's Top Doctors in Nephrology, Seattle Magazine, 2005-07
  • Most Valuable Physician, Minor & James Medical, Seattle, WA, 2006
  • Physician Recognition Award, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 2004
  • Housestaff Teaching Award, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA 1998-99,
  • Robert Williams Leadership Award, Seattle Academy of Internal Medicine, 1997
  • Certificate Program in Health Care Ethics, University of Washington, 1990
  • Teaching Excellence, University of Washington, 1984-85

National and International Responsibilities

  • Medical Director, Special Care Unit, Haviland Kidney Center
  • Executive Baord, Northwest Kidney Foundation
  • Past Chief of Staff, Swedish Medical Center
  • Past Chief of Staff, Northwest Kidney Centers
  • Past Chairman, Northwest Renal Network
  • Past President, Northwest Renal Society
  • Past President, Northwest Kidney Foundation
  • Past President, Minor & James Medical Center
  • Past President, North Pacific Society of internal Medicine
  • Past Chairman of Board, Northwest Kidney Centers

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