Dr. Simon Kelley

Simon Kelley

MBChB, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Assistant Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto


(416) 813-6435


(416) 813-6414

Affiliated Hospital(s)

Hospital for Sick Children

Practice Location and Assistant(s)

Ashley Hughes, Administrative Assistant


Dr Kelley received his undergraduate medical degree from the University of Birmingham,UK in 1997. He undertook his basic surgical training in Leeds, UK then moved to Bristol in South West, UK to join the higher surgical residency training scheme in trauma and orthopaedics. It was there that he developed a passion for children’s orthopaedics, and in particular limb lengthening, deformity correction and hip surgery. Dr Kelley pursued these areas of clinical interest in a series of fellowships. He undertook the limb reconstruction fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia in 2008 followed by being awarded the first Trans-Canada paediatric orthopaedic fellowship in 2008-2009 at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Montreal and BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver.

Throughout his training Dr. Kelley has won awards for clinical excellence, teaching and research, has presented his research at national and international meetings in North America, Europe and Asia, furthermore he has published research papers on a wide range of topics and has written 7 book chapters. Simon also pioneered 2 large educational website projects, developing a unique core regional educational website for orthopaedic trainees in Bristol, UK and a large national educational website project named ArgO for orthopaedic trainees across the UK. Simon was selected as the British Orthopaedic Association Young Ambassador in 2008.

Awards and Achievements

Excellence in Education Award – BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver - 2010
British Orthopaedic Association Young Ambassador 2008
Trans-Canada paediatric orthopaedic fellow 2008-2009
Limb reconstruction fellow, Melbourne, Australia 2008
Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal - FRCS (Tr and Orth) examination 2007

Areas of Specialty and Research Interests
  • Congenital limb deficiencies
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Posttraumatic limb deformity
  • Trauma
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Biological approaches to limb regeneration
  • Stem cell technology
  • Limb deformity analysis