2013 – Prince Edward Island
Known for going the extra mile in providing exceptional health care support, Dr Robert Kelley is highly regarded by his colleagues and patients for his compassionate, hardworking, and respectful demeanor.
A medical graduate of Dalhousie University, Dr Kelley completed his family medicine residency in Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1996. That same year, he received Certification in Family Medicine. Dr Kelley also holds certificates in Cardiac Life Support from McGill University.
In 1996, Dr Kelley began his medical career at Summerside Medical Centre, where he provided comprehensive family medicine, including obstetrics and working as an emergency room physician at Prince County Hospital. In 2000, he moved his practice to Charlottetown where he continues today, also serving as house physician at the Prince Edward nursing home and as a staff physician at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the provincial correctional centre, and the provincial addiction services facility. Since 2010, Dr Kelley has served as core preceptor with the PEI Family Medicine Residency Program and has been a faculty member at Dalhousie University since 2011.
Actively involved in the community, Dr Kelley coaches the Charlottetown Abbies Midget A Girls Hockey Team and volunteered as a coach for the Charlottetown Abbies Soccer Club for two seasons. Since 2009, Dr Kelley has participated in the UPEI Family Ambassador Program for International Students, a program that welcomes new Islanders into the homes of PEI residents for meals and a history lesson over the course of the school year.
Familiar faces on the benches or in the stands, Dr Kelley and his wife, Inge Dorsey, support their children Kate and Neil in all of their academic pursuits and extra-curricular activities. Dr Kelley is also a huge fan of U2!