Daniel F. Kelly, MD

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2125 Arizona Avenue, Floor 2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
2285.2 miles away
Medical Groups & Affiliations
Providence Affiliated Physicians, Los Angeles County
Speaks: English and Spanish
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Pacific Neuroscience Institute

2125 Arizona Avenue, Floor 2, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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About Daniel F. Kelly

Daniel F. Kelly, MD is Founder and Director of Pacific Neuroscience Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center and Professor of Neurosurgery at Saint John’s Cancer Institute. In practice for 25 years, Dr. Kelly is internationally recognized for his accomplishments in advancing minimally invasive endoscopic surgery for brain, skull base and pituitary tumors. His personal surgical series includes over 2000 endonasal transsphenoidal pituitary operations and almost 2000 operations for a wide spectrum of brain and skull base tumors. He has been awarded the Southern California SuperDoctors distinction 13 years in a row (2007-19). He has authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications and 40 book chapters. He has been a principal or co-investigator on several NIH grants and multiple clinical trials. His current research interests include refining endoscopic keyhole surgical approaches, post-operative quality of life and hormonal function, brain tumor biomarkers, and advancing novel treatments for depression, anxiety and addiction. Dr. Kelly is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, International Society of Pituitary Surgeons, Pituitary Society, and North American Skull Base Society. Dr. Kelly has a long-standing commitment to neurosurgical fellowship training, continuing medical education in the neurosciences, as well as patient and community education. He lectures frequently at national and international meetings and has been course director for numerous symposia focused on optimal management of brain and pituitary tumors. Dr. Kelly is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College (1982), Georgetown University School of Medicine (1986) and completed neurosurgical residency training in 1993 at George Washington University Medical Center. He was Professor of Neurosurgery and Vice-Chief of Clinical Affairs for the UCLA Division of Neurosurgery until 2007 when he joined JWCI and Providence Saint John’s Health Center, where he currently serves on the Saint John’s Board of Directors and is Chief of Neurosurgery.

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine - Washington, DC
1986

Internship

St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan - New York, NY
1987

Residency

George Washington University Hospital - Washington, DC
Neurosurgery
1993

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Neurological Surg, Neurological Surgery
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
2125 Arizona Avenue, Floor 2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

St. John's Brain Tumor Center & Pituitary Disorders Program
2200 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Medical Groups & Affiliations
Providence Affiliated Physicians, Los Angeles County

Affiliated Locations
Saint John’s Health Center Cancer Clinic – Santa Monica
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro
Providence Saint John's Health Center
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Clinical Interests

  • Ablation Of Migraine Trigger Points
  • Accessory Nerve Disease
  • Accessory Nerve Injury
  • Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
  • Acromegaly
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Anaplastic Mixed Glioma
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Spine Fusion
  • Anterior Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
  • Anterior Thoracic Spine Fusion
  • Anterior Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Cervical Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Lumbar Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Thoracic Spine
  • Astrocytic Cancer
  • Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (Atrt) Of The Central Nervous System
  • Awake Brain Surgery
  • Awake Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Awake Spine Fusion
  • Back Hair Tufts
  • Back Surgery
  • Basilar Skull Fracture
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Bertolotti's Deformity
  • Biopsy Of Brain
  • Biopsy Of Skull
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Growth Stimulator
  • Brachial Nerve Tumors
  • Brachial Plexus Surgery
  • Brain Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cancer Surgery
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Laceration
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Brain Surgery
  • Bulging Disc
  • Burr Hole
  • Burst Fracture
  • Butterfly Vertebrae
  • Carotid Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Cts)
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Central Nervous System Abscess
  • Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors
  • Central Venous Stenosis
  • Cerebellar Anomalies
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hernia
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cerebrovascular Bypass Surgery
  • Cervical Deformity
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Deformities
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Stress Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Cingulotomy
  • Clipping Of Brain Aneurysm
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Complex Spine Deformities
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture
  • Compression Fracture Surgery
  • Congenital Anomalies Of The Head And Neck
  • Congenital Brain And Spine Malformations
  • Congenital Cerebral Hernia
  • Congenital Hydrocephalus
  • Cortical Tuber
  • Cranial Helmet Therapy
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Cranial Nerve Repair
  • Cranial Vault Malformations
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniocele
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Craniosynostosis Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Csf Shunt Removal
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Neck Surgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (Asleep)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (Awake)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation For Dystonia
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (Dipg)
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Dorsal Root Entry Zone (Drez) Lesioning Procedure
  • Dural Tear
  • Dystonia
  • Ear, Nose And Throat Surgery
  • Electrical Sacral Stimulation
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Encephalocele
  • Encephalocele Repair
  • Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (Edas)
  • Encephalomegaly
  • Endonasal Transsphenoidal Approach
  • Endoscopic Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Approach
  • Endoscopic Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Endovascular Coiling Of Aneurysm
  • Endplate Fracture
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation For Deep Brain Stimulation (Dbs)
  • Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass
  • Extradural Abscess
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Facet Surgery
  • Facial Nerve Tumor
  • Facial Spasm
  • Filar Cyst
  • Filum Terminale Lipoma
  • Flow Diversion For Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Focal Resection Surgery Brain
  • Foraminotomy
  • Forestier's Disease Surgery
  • Gamma Knife
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Ganglioglioneurocytoma
  • Germinoma
  • Germinoma Of The Central Nervous System (Cns)
  • Gigantism
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Hemivertebrae
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Herniation Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Image Guided Biopsy Of The Spine
  • Instrumented Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion (Acdf)
  • Interlaminar Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Interspinous Device Placement
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Intracranial Arterial Bypass
  • Intracranial Arterial Occlusion
  • Intracranial Hemangioma
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Hypotension
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Lesionectomy
  • Lesions Of Ulnar Nerve
  • Lipomeningocele
  • Lobectomy Of Brain
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lower Back Injury
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Lumbar Drain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Stress Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Lumboperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Spine
  • Meningitis
  • Meningocele
  • Microneurosurgery Of Trigeminal Nerve Repair
  • Microsurgery Of The Cervical Spine
  • Microsurgery Of The Lumbar Spine
  • Microsurgery Of The Thoracic Spine
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Craniosynostosis Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Motion Sparing Spine Surgery
  • Movement Disorders
  • Mri Guided Focused Ultrasound
  • Multilevel Cervical Arthroplasty
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
  • Navigation Spine Surgery
  • Neck Pain
  • Needle Biopsy Of Brain
  • Needle Biopsy Of Cerebral Meninges
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Compression Of The Cervical Spine
  • Nerve Decompression
  • Nerve Tumor Resection Surgery
  • Neural Foramen Injection
  • Neural Foraminal Stenosis
  • Neuroablation
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Non Surgical Treatment Of Tarlov Cyst
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Spine
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Ocd)
  • Occipito Cervical Fusion
  • Odontoid Fractures
  • Open Biopsy Of Brain
  • Optic Nerve Decompression
  • Optic Nerve Surgery
  • Orbital Nerve Decompression
  • Os Odontoideum
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Palmar Hyperhidrosis
  • Parkinson's Disease (Pd)
  • Parkinson's Disease (Pd) Surgery
  • Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy
  • Perimedullary Fistula
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pial Synangiosis
  • Pineal Gland Parenchymal Tumor
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Plantar Hyperhidrosis
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Post Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy And Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Laminotomy
  • Posterior Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Fusion, Without Instrumentation
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Instrumentation And Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Thoracic Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Vertebral Column Resection
  • Post-Operative Nerve Pain
  • Preoperative Embolization
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Prone Transpsoas (Ptp) Technique
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Of Benign Spine Tumors
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Of Nerve Tumor
  • Repair Of Brain
  • Resection Of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (Avm)
  • Rhizotomy
  • Rhizotomy Surgery Of Trigeminal Nerve Pain
  • Robotic Assisted Neurosurgery
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacral Dimples
  • Sacral Fracture Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Severe Kyphotic Deformities
  • Severe Lordotic Deformities
  • Shevel Procedure
  • Sino Nasal Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Stenting
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skull Base Approach
  • Skull Fracture Surgery
  • Spasticity Management
  • Spina Bifida Surgery
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Abscess Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fusion
  • Spinal Cord Anomalies
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Schwannoma Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Stenosis Surgery
  • Spine Arteriovenous Malformation (Avm)
  • Spine Arthritis
  • Spine Decompression Surgery
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Spine Embolization
  • Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Ganglion Cyst
  • Spine Hardware Removal
  • Spine Injury
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Osteotomy
  • Spine Revision
  • Spine Stapling
  • Spine Stress Fracture
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spondylectomy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Sports Related Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sports Related Spine Injury
  • Sports Related Thoracic Spine Injury
  • Standard Transsphenoidal Approach
  • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Eeg
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Spine Radiosurgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subcaudate Tractotomy
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hematoma Embolization
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hygroma
  • Surgery For Sciatica
  • Surgery For Spasticity
  • Surgical Ligation Of Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Surgical Treatment Of Myelopathy
  • Synovial Cyst
  • Tarlov Cyst Surgery
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Spine Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fusion
  • Thoracic Spine Stress Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Topectomy
  • Transluminal Balloon Angioplasty In Neurosurgery
  • Transnasal Repair Csf Leak
  • Transpetrosal Approaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injection Of The Spine
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • Vagal Stimulation
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  • Vascular Brain Tumors
  • Vascular Malformation Of The Head And Neck
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculocisternostomy
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Vertebrae Surgery
  • Vertebral Hemangioma
  • Vertebral Transposition
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Virtual Care
  • Visual Cortex Injury
  • Visualase Thermal Laser Ablation
  • Von Hippel Lindau Disease