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Evan Kelly


All About this provider:

General Surgeon Evan Kelly, M.D., joined the medical staff of Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin in October 2023 to open a comprehensive ERCP, EUS, and pancreaticobiliary surgery program. ERCP is a specialized endoscopic procedure used to study the ducts of the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. EUS is like a standard endoscopy procedure but the addition of an ultrasound probe at the tip of the endoscope allows the endoscopist to see through the wall of the gastrointestinal tract further aiding in the diagnosis and management of complex pancreaticobiliary and gastrointestinal diseases.

Dr. Kelly utilizes the ERCP and EUS procedures to diagnose and treat yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), bile and pancreatic duct stones, bile and pancreatic leaks, pancreaticobiliary and gastrointestinal cancers, complex pancreatitis, and various other pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract.

Dr. Kelly completed a Fellowship in ERCP/EUS and pancreaticobiliary surgery in 2023 at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. In 2022, he completed a Fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal minimally invasive surgery foregut, bariatrics, and comprehensive flexible endoscopy at the Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Crosby and Aitkin.

The specialist earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, graduating summa cum laude at Michigan State University–Lyman Briggs College in East Lansing, Mich. Dr. Kelly completed his residency in General Surgery at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver.

Outside of his practice, the surgeon enjoys his family and pets, unicycling mountain/trials/roads, mountain biking, motorcycling, general aviation, ice hockey, kite-boarding, climbing, hiking, canoeing, backpacking, slacklining, golf, travel, and sports.


  • ERCP
  • General Surgery
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