BIOSKETCH – Áine M. Kelly, MD, MS, MA (Higher Education), FACR

Áine was born in Galway City, Ireland, and completed medical training, in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Following this, she completed internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship in Dublin, Ireland, prior to entering radiology. Áine trained in radiology (Leeds Bradford Training Scheme, West Yorkshire, UK) and did fellowships in cardiothoracic radiology and body magnetic resonance imaging (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan). She completed Masters Degrees in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, and in Higher Education (with Medical Concentration) while working full time.

Áine currently works in Emory University Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia, as Assistant Program Director for the Radiology Residency, Co-director of the Senior Medical Student Elective and Professor of Cardiothoracic Imaging.

Áine has received numerous commendations for her teaching efforts, both view box and conference teaching and received the Alliance for Clinical Educators Lifetime Achievement in Education Award in 2019. She served as an American Board of Radiology oral board examiner and item writer for the Exam of the Future. Áine served as Deputy Editor for Academic Radiology for five years from 2012-2018, and reviews for multiple major medical and radiological journals.

She is author of over 80 peer and non-peer reviewed articles, 1 book (Evidence Based Emergency Imaging) and 9 book chapters with a focus on evidence based medicine, quality and safety. Áine had external funding on several grants, serving as PI on 3 national radiology society grants (RSNA, ARRS and AUR) and co-PI on several others, including the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST). She has given 33 invited international presentations, 41 invited national presentations, 45 invited local presentations, presented 21 abstracts and 18 posters. Her main clinical and research interest’s focus on evidence based medicine and imaging, quality and safety, mentoring and faculty development, and promoting wellness (including allyship, upstander training, workplace equity and promoting anti-racism).

Áine is past president of the Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research, past president of the Alliance of Clinician Educators in Radiology, and the Alliance for Medical Student Educators in Radiology, and served on the board of directors of the Association of University Radiologists for almost a decade.

In her free time, Áine enjoys cooking, (physically distanced, safe) socializing, amateur piano, planning to exercise, hand knitting, machine and hand-sewing, acrylic painting, keeping a reflective journal, creative novel writing, screenplay writing, creating cartoons, learning mindfulness and attempting meditation, watching PBS TV or streaming movies, reading business and psychology, mentoring/guiding/counselling friends and colleagues, as well as learning new languages, travelling and meeting new people.