The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to announce the addition of Jacob Kelly, M.D., who comes to Alaska after pursuing his training across three different regions of the United States. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in evolutionary biology and ecology at Texas Tech University, he attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine and earned a Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Kelly completed his internship, residency and was chief resident at UT-Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX before beginning his cardiovascular disease fellowship and a subsequent 2-year research fellowship at Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is scheduled to join the team on August 1.
Dr. Kelly is currently completing a Master of Health Sciences in clinical research at Duke University School of Medicine, where he works as an Advanced Heart Failure Fellow in Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine. “I hope to use my research background to facilitate ongoing site-based research of cutting edge clinical trials that serve the unique interests of my patients,” he said. Dr. Kelly’s passion is performing, tracking and prescribing physical activity and exercise for patients with complex cardiovascular disease, including advanced heart failure, across the spectrum to Master’s endurance athletes.
Along with multiple awards from the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Dr. Kelly’s presentations and research in cardiovascular disease, physical activity, and heart failure have been published in many medical journals.