Urszula Barbara Kelley, MD $$

Pediatric Psychiatrist

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Service Chief at Children's Health

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Urszula Kelley, M.D., is the director of Psychiatric Services at Children’s Health in Plano and specializes in treatment of eating disorders. She is also a Professor of psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After receiving her medical degree from Jagiellonian University in Poland, Dr. Kelley completed her residency in psychiatry at UT Southwestern. It was during her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Children’s Medical Center that Dr. Kelley decided to specialize in eating disorder treatment.

“I always felt that working with kids was truly my calling, and that helping them overcome their obstacles early on would allow them to have happy and fulfilling lives,” she says.

I always felt that working with kids was truly my calling, and that helping them overcome their obstacles early on would allow them to have happy and fulfilling lives.
Dr. Urszula Kelley

Dr. Kelley works at Children’s Health Specialty Center Plano Campus where she and the multidisciplinary team are dedicated to developing a partnership with patients’ families. “Our focus is on helping parents understand their child’s eating disorder and on helping them develop skills that will enable them to support their child’s recovery after treatment,” she says.

Dr. Kelley and her team are committed to providing excellent care to patients and families, and she takes great pride in the effectiveness of treatment provided at Children’s Health. “It is my great joy to get notes from former patients and parents letting us know that they are doing well, and they are able to carry the benefits of our work into their future.”

When she’s not seeing patients, Dr. Kelley spends her time developing the child and adolescent psychiatric programs at Children’s Health. She’s also an active member of the American Academy for Eating Disorders as well as the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist Supervisor for other professionals.

In her free time, Dr. Kelley loves to read and spend time with her husband, son and pets. 

Education and Training

Medical School
Jagiellonian University Medical College (1990)
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1993), Psychiatry, General
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1996), Psychiatry, General
Children's Medical Center Dallas (1998), Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Research Interests

    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Eating disorders
    • Psychoanalysis
  • Publications

    • Neural activations are related to body-shape, anxiety, and outcomes in adolescent anorexia nervosa. Xu J, Harper JA, Van Enkevort EA, Latimer K, Kelley U, McAdams CJ Journal of psychiatric research 2016 Dec 87 1-7
    • Diagnosis and Evaluation of Eating Disorders in the Pediatric Patient. Sacco B, Kelley U, Pediatric annals 2018 Jun 47 6 e244-e249
    • Identification of mental disorders with potential for violence in adolescents and young adults. Chambers S, Kelley U, Texas medicine 2015 Feb 111 2 51-5
  • Professional Activities

    • Academy for Eating Disorders
    • American Medical Association
    • American Psychiatric Association
    • American Psychoanalytic Association, Affiliate
    • Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
  • Awards and Honors

    • Chief Resident Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship (1998)
    • Chief Resident Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (1996)

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