Cynthia Kelly, MD



American Board of Allergy & Immunology

American Board of Pediatrics



Medical School:

Wayne State University


University of Michigan


UCLA School of Medicine

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Dr. Kelly has been actively involved in asthma education for professionals, community members, patients and families throughout Hampton Roads.
She has been the primary investigator for research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development.
She has also published in the area of clinical outcomes for children with asthma.

Her practice includes caring for children with a wide variety of allergic and immunologic disorders, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, drug allergy, food allergy, eczema,contact dermatitis and immunodeficiency.

Honors and Awards:

Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Top Doc for Kids, 2004 to 2013

Salute to Service Award: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, 2011

Health Care Hero Award, 2010

Claude Moore Physician Leadership Institute Award, 2009

Hampton Roads Child Health Advocacy Award, 2007



Taylor-Fishwick J, Major DA, Kelly CS, Butterfoss FD, Clarke SM, Cardenas RA. Assessing a community’s pediatric asthma care needs: insights gained from physicians, school nurses and parents. Pediatric Asthma, Allergy & Immunology 2004; 17(1):25-35.

Butterfoss FD, Kelly CS, Taylor-Fishwick J. Health planning that magnifies the community’s voice: Allies Against Asthma. Health Education & Behavior 2005; 32(1):113-128.

Kelly CS, Meurer JR, Lachance LL, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Geng X, Arabia C. Engaging health care providers in coalition activities. Health Promotion and Practice 2006; 7:66S-75S.

Nicholas EA, Dwyer M, Murphy A, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Cohn JG, Kelly CS, Gould C, Di Stefano D. Coalition-based approaches for addressing environmental issues in childhood asthma. Health Promotion and Practice 2006; 7:108S-116S.

Providing Asthma Care in Elementary Schools: Understanding Barriers to Determine Best Practice. Major DA, Clarke SM, Cardenas RA, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Kelly CS, Butterfoss FD. Fam Community Health 2006; 29(4):256-265.

Policy and System Change and Community Coalitions: Outcomes from Allies Against Asthma. Clark NM, Doctor LJ, Gilmore L, Kelly CS, Krieger J, et al. American Journal of Public Health 2010; 100(5): 904-912.

Improvement in Health Care Use Associated With Community Coalitions: Long-term Results of the Allies Against Asthma Initiative. Noreen M. Clark, PhD, Laurie L. Lachance, PhD, M. Beth Benedict, DrPH, JD, Linda Jo Doctor, MPH, Lisa Gilmore, MBA, MSW, Cynthia S. Kelly, MD, FAAP, James Krieger, MD, MPH, Marielena Lara, MD, MPH, John Meurer, MD, MBA, Amy Friedman Milanovich, MPH, Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH, Peter X. K. Song, PhD, Michael Rosenthal, MD, Shelley C. Stoll, MPH, and Margaret Wilkin, MPH. American Journal of Public Health 2013; 103 (6)1124-1127

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