Alla Kelly, MD
"I chose ophthalmology because it gave me the ability to help patients both in the clinical and surgical settings. As a medical student, I had the opportunity to observe eye surgery and it gave me a better understanding of the anatomy of the eye, which I still find absolutely fascinating.
Now, as a practitioner, providing the highest quality of care for my patients is one of my best qualities, which requires patience, excellent surgical skill, and great communication skills. By collaborating together, I help patients understand what is happening with their eyes and give them the confidence of knowing they are in good hands for their eye care.
I especially enjoy being able to make a drastic difference in a patient’s quality of life by performing cataract and corneal surgery (for which I have sub-specialty training), and guiding them through the process before, during, and after."
In her spare time, Dr. Kelly enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family.
Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology; VISX Excimer Laser System for PRK, LASIK, and CustomVue; IntraLase Femtosecond Technology
Fellowship: Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Internship: Transitional Year, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Medical Degree: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Bachelor of Science: Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Member: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, Minnesota Medical Association, Cornea Society, Twin Cities Medical Society. Alpha Omega Alpha