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Who is Kelly?

Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly

The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service is named for Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly, one of the founding physicians of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the first professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Many credit Dr. Kelly with establishing gynecology as a medical specialty. Today, our expert gynecologic oncologists carry on Dr. Kelly's legacy with a commitment to surgical excellence, innovation and patient-focused care.

Dr. Kelly was world-renowned for his surgical skill and ingenuity in treating gynecologic diseases. Among his many accomplishments, he revolutionized the surgical care of women with benign and cancerous gynecologic conditions, invented the Kelly clamp (a medical instrument used for holding tissue during surgeries), and he was one of the first doctors to use radium for treating cancer, making him a true pioneer in the field of radiation oncology.