Kelly McConnell is originally from Strongsville, Ohio where she grew up with one younger brother. Following high school, she was recruited to play division one soccer and went on to complete her undergraduate studies with a major in Biology at St. John’s University in New York. During her final year at St. John’s, she was awarded the prestigious Academic All American honor. Her time as a female athlete combined with her passion for the sciences and desire to make a difference, led her to pursue a career in medicine.
Dr. McConnell went on to receive her medical degree at Scholl College/Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois, where she met her wonderful future husband, Steve. She went on to complete 3 years of advanced residency training in podiatric medicine and surgery at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Following residency, Dr. McConnell worked and trained under orthopedic fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. James Cottom in Sarasota, Florida. She is currently board qualified in foot, rearfoot and ankle reconstructive surgery.
Dr. McConnell’s approach to patient care ensures that her patients have a full understanding of his/her condition and the various evidence based treatment options available. Through a genuine desire to serve others, she is able to diagnose and successfully treat her patients, getting them back to their healthy lifestyle.
Dr. McConnell was drawn to the Pacific Northwest for a number of reasons but most notably the natural beauty that Oregon offers. Growing up in the Midwest, she is continually in awe of the hills, buttes, mountains and towering trees. While not in the office or the operating room, she enjoys trail running and hiking, mountain biking with her husband, sampling new restaurants, drinking cold brew coffee and exploring the town with her English bulldog, Zeke.