Meet Sean Kelly, MD; Ohio State Gastroenterologist and Transplant Hepatologist


My name is Sean Kelly and I’m a gastroenterologist
and transplant hepatologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I’m in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology
and Nutrition. I’ve always been a people person. That’s opened a lot of doors for me and really
helps me to connect with patients. My goal is to listen to what someone has to
say. I really think it’s beneficial to know what
makes a person tick, what makes them happy, what makes them sad and learning those kind
of things, I can help understand what their treatment goals are. I come into a situation with my own goals
and priorities as a physician, but it doesn’t necessarily match what the patient wants. I think it’s a very important thing to establish
shared goals so that I can do the best job taking care of each individual person. I think the most rewarding thing on a regular
basis is guiding people through a potentially scary situation. When someone learns they have liver disease
of any severity, it’s a nerve racking experience. Most people don’t have much knowledge of liver
disease or what they have heard may be quite terrifying. It’s my role to find out what’s going on and
explain the disease process in a way that a patient can understand it. And I enjoy being able to explain the lab
tests, explain the things that we are planning to do and give them a an idea of what to expect. My name is Sean Kelly and I’m a gastroenterologist
and transplant hepatologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I’m in the
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. I’ve always been a people person.
That’s opened a lot of doors for me and really helps me to connect with patients. My goal
is to listen to what someone has to say. I really think it’s beneficial to know what
makes a person tick, what makes them happy, what makes them sad and learning those kind
of things, I can help understand what their treatment goals are. I come into a situation
with my own goals and priorities as a physician, but it doesn’t necessarily match what the
patient wants. I think it’s a very important thing to establish shared goals so that I
can do the best job taking care of each individual person. I think the most rewarding thing on
a regular basis is guiding people through a potentially scary situation. When someone
learns they have liver disease of any severity, it’s a nerve racking experience. Most people
don’t have much knowledge of liver disease or what they have heard may be quite terrifying.
It’s my role to find out what’s going on and explain the disease process in a way that
a patient can understand it. And I enjoy being able to explain the lab tests, explain the
things that we are planning to do and give them a an idea of what to expect. A I find
that people go from being very anxious a and and then happy that they they’ve learned what’s
going on and at least they know what’s coming next. That seems to make a big difference.

1 thought on “Meet Sean Kelly, MD; Ohio State Gastroenterologist and Transplant Hepatologist

  1. For anyone watching this video, I would give Dr. Kelly 2 thumbs up. I had a very scary test, and he called me as I was my husband was driving us driving home from the test to let us know everything was ok! I have never had a doctor that responsive before.

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