Associate Medical Director - Atlanta Metro
Byron Kelly is an Associate Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Dr. Kelly oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal care homes in Atlanta, Georgia. He also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers, and serves as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families.
Dr. Kelly joined VITAS in 2016. Prior to joining, Dr. Kelly served as Medical Director for Atlanta Institute of Palliative Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Before that, he served as Clinical Medical Director for the American Family Care/Urgent Care, also in Atlanta. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kelly worked for Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Atlanta as Lead Medical Physician.
Dr. Kelly earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana, and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned a Medical Degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed an internship, residency and an academic teaching fellowship at Morehouse School of Medicine. A diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Kelly attained certifications in Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Home Health Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the National Medical Association, the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, the American Association of Hospice Physicians and the American Academy of Physician Executives.