• Medical School: Wayne State University
  • Residency:  University of Michigan
  • Fellowship:  UCLA School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Allergy & Immunology

Research Interests

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Sinusitis

Honors and Awards

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Allergy and Immunology
  • American College of Allergy and Immunology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • Virginia Allergy Society
  • Tidewater Pediatric Society

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Garitty P, Szelc C, Paquette C, McEvoy M, Millette R, Adler R. Inhibition of herpes simplex virus replication by succinyl concanavalin A. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1982;21:450-55. 

Szelc CM, Stiehm ER. Immunoglobulins: Current and future applications of immunoglobulins in therapy. Hosp Formul 1990;25:860-77. 

Roberts RR, Szelc CM, Scates SM, Boyd MT, Soderstrom KM, Davis MW, Glaspy JA. Neutropenia in an extremely premature infant treated with recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor. AJDC 1991;145:808-12. 

Szelc CM, Sandu H, Kobayashi RH, Glovsky MM. Respiratory failure in a 7 month old baby: An unusual presentation of severe immunologic disease. Ann Allergy 1991;66:115-20. 

Szelc CM, Kobayashi RH, Stiehm E. Immunization of egg-allergic children. Am J Asthma Allergy 1992;5:193-6. 

Stiehm ER, Bryson YJ, Frenkel LM, Szelc CM, Gillespie SM, Williams ME, Watkins JM. Prednisone improves HIV encephalopathy in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1992;11:49-50. 

Szelc CM, Mitcheltree CG, Roberts RL, Stiehm ER. Deficient polymorphonuclear cell and mononuclear cell antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity in pediatric and adult HIV infection. J Infect Dis 1992;166:486-93. 

Anderson B, Kelly CM, Threlkel R, Edwards KM. Detection of Rochalimaea henselae in cat-scratch disease skin test antigens. J Infect Dis 1993;168:1034-36. 

Szelc-Kelly CM, Goral S. Perez-Perez GI, Perkins BA, Regnery RL, Edwards KM. Serologic responses to Bartonella and Afipia antigens in patients with cat scratch disease. Pediatrics 1995;96:1137-42. 

10.              Szelc-Kelly C, Shield W, Gowen MA, Jaganjac N, Andersen CL, Strope GL. Outcomes analysis of a summer asthma camp. J Asthma 1998;35:165-71. 

11.              Walsh KM, Kelly CS, Morrow AL. Head Start: A setting for asthma outreach and prevention. Fam Community Health 1999;22(1):28-37. 

Szelc-Kelly C, Morrow AL, Shults J, Nakas N, Strope GL, Adelman RD. Outcomes evaluation of a comprehensive intervention program for asthmatic children enrolled in Medicaid. Pediatrics 2000;105:1029-35. 

Kelly CS, Andersen CL, Pestian JP, Wenger AD, Finch AB, Strope GL, Luckstead EF. Improved outcomes for hospitalized asthmatic children using a clinical pathway. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2000;84:509-16. 

Brenner JS, Kelly CS, Wenger A, Brich S, Morrow A. Asthma and obesity in adolescents: is there an association? Journal of Asthma 2001;38(6), 509-515. 

Taylor-Fishwick J, Major DA, Kelly CS, Butterfoss FD, Clarke SM, Cardenas RA. Assessing a community’s pediatric asthma care needs: insights gained from physicians, school nurses and parents. Pediatric Asthma, Allergy & Immunology 2004; 17(1):25-35. 

Butterfoss FD, Kelly CS, Taylor-Fishwick J. Health planning that magnifies the community’s voice: Allies Against Asthma. Health Education & Behavior 2005; 32(1):113-128.  

Kelly CS, Meurer JR, Lachance LL, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Geng X, Arabia C. Engaging health care providers in coalition activities. Health Promotion and Practice 2006; 7:66S-75S. 

18.              Nicholas EA, Dwyer M, Murphy A, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Cohn JG, Kelly CS,  Gould C, Di Stefano D. Coalition-based approaches for addressing environmental issues in childhood asthma. Health Promotion and Practice 2006; 7:108S-116S. 

Providing Asthma Care in Elementary Schools: Understanding Barriers to Determine Best Practice.  Major DA, Clarke SM, Cardenas RA, Taylor-Fishwick JC, Kelly CS, Butterfoss FD. Fam Community Health 2006; 29(4):256-265. 

Book Chapters and Other Publications

Boguniewicz M, Szelc-Kelly C, Ballow M, Leung DYM. Intravenous immune globulin in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. In Clinical immunology: Principles and Practice. Rich RR, Fleisher TA, Schwartz BD, Shearer WT, Strober W (eds), Baltimore: Mosby, 1996, pp 1891-1902. 

Pestian JP, Sheppard VB, Hannon PM, Kelly CS, Chase DA, LeFever GB. An Assessment of Child and Adolescent Hospitalizations in Virginia. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond VA 1997. 

Szelc-Kelly C, Kelly RE. Lymphodenopathy in Children. In Pediatric Clinics of North America. Glick PL, Irish MS, Caty MG (eds), Philadelphia PA:W.B. Saunders Company, 1998, 4:875-888. 

 Kelly CS. An effective approach to pediatric asthma management. In Effectiveness in Clinical Care. Pike IM (ed), Sentara Health Management Forum. 1999.


Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Research
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Division Director

Division of Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
601 Children's Lane
Norfolk, VA 23507
Phone: (757) 668-8255
Fax: (757) 7784