Conor Kelly, MD

PGY-4 Resident

Biographical Sketch

Conor Kelly is a fourth-year neurology resident interested in neuroimmunology and general neurology. Beginning in 2024, he will be a neuroimmunology fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He decided to come to UPMC for training because of the collegial environment, strengths in all fields of neurology, and high clinical volume from a vast catchment area. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine Conor put his background in neuroscience and music to use studying vocal-motor learning in a songbird model. His favorite rotation in residency is general neurology consults because of the broad range of interesting cases. Outside of work he enjoys cooking, fly fishing, backpacking, guitar, and doing deep dives into music history at Jerry's Records in Squirrel Hill.

Education & Training

  • MD, Medical College of Georgia
  • BS, Emory University, Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology, minor in music

Selected Recent Publications & Abstracts

Kelly CW, Al-lahham T. (2022) An Atypical Case of Pure Motor Neuropathy With Proximal Limb Weakness and Polyphasic Course. Annual Meeting, American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (Poster).  

Rao, RR, Kelly CW, Desai SM, Jadhav AP. (2021) Characteristics and Utilization of Acute Reperfusion Therapy after Transfer of In-Hospital LVO Strokes.  Annual Meeting, Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology. Phoenix, Arizona (Poster). 

Kelly CW, McEvoy JP, Miller BJ. Total and differential white blood cell counts, inflammatory markers, adipokines, and incident metabolic syndrome in phase 1 of the clinical antipsychotic trials of intervention effectiveness study. Schizophr Res. 2019 Jul;209:193-197. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2019.04.021. Epub 2019 May 19. PMID: 31118157.

Kelly CW, Reiss LAJ. “Hearing Preservation Cochlear Implants: A Review of Potential Mechanisms of Hearing Loss After Implantation.” Perspectives of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Special Interest Groups 2:6, 2017. DOI: 10.1044/persp2.SIG6.54 

Wyatt M, Berthiaume EA, Kelly CW, Sober SJ. The Effects of Pitch Shifts on Delay-Induced Changes in Vocal Sequencing in a Songbird. eNeuro. 2017 Jan 20;4(1):ENEURO.0254-16.2017. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0254-16.2017. PMID: 28144622; PMCID: PMC5247619.

Kelly CW, Sober SJ. A simple computational principle predicts vocal adaptation dynamics across age and error size. Front Integr Neurosci. 2014 Sep 29;8:75. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2014.00075. PMID: 25324740; PMCID: PMC4178380.

Hoffmann LA, Kelly CW, Nicholson DA, Sober SJ. A lightweight, headphones-based system for manipulating auditory feedback in songbirds. J Vis Exp. 2012 Nov 26;(69):e50027. doi: 10.3791/50027. PMID: 23222734; PMCID: PMC3564484.