Dr. Kerry Kelly, MD

Chief Medical Officer, FDNY (Ret.)

Dr. Kerry Kelly served as a Medical Officer with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) for 37 years, until her retirement in 2018.  She held the position of Chief Medical Officer for the last 24 of those years. In that role, Dr. Kelly oversaw a staff of physicians, nurses, and civilians in the FDNY Bureau of Health Services. After 9/11, Dr. Kelly and her staff provided health screening and treatment for FDNY First Responders exposed through their efforts in rescue and recovery. She has co-authored numerous articles on the health consequences of the World Trade Center attacks on surviving first responders. 

After retirement, Dr. Kelly has continued to work for the FDNY in the World Trade Center Health Program. Her work involves assisting active and retired members experiencing serious medical issues following 9/11.

In addition to her current work at the FDNY, Dr. Kelly maintains a family medicine practice on Staten Island with Northwell Health.

Dr. Kelly received her medical degree from Brown University after graduating from Vassar College.