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Howard A. Kelly Alumni Society

Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly

The Howard A. Kelly Alumni Society is dedicated to promoting the mission and knowledge of gynecology and obstetrics through the exchange of professional information relating to this specialty in medicine. 

The Kelly Society was established to honor Howard Kelly by the physicians and alumni of the department he founded, in appreciation for his innovations in the practice and teaching of the specialty. The Kelly Society strives to perpetuate his ideals and philosophy of advancing women’s health care.

The society supports the continuing education concept embodied by the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Contributions to the Kelly Society are tax-deductible and provide critical funding to support the department’s residency and fellowship programs, as well as alumni networking events.

Dr. Howard Kelly's Contributions to Medicine

In this video, John Rock, M.D., a former professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins and the current dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, discusses how he came to revere Howard Kelly, the first professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins and one of the four founding fathers of the hospital. Rock discusses Kelly’s lasting contributions, which changed medicine during his lifetime and continue to change how physicians look at treatment protocols for patients today.