Kelly Carmichael, MD
John Sealy School of Medicine
Dr. Carmichael is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. He was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Carmichael completed his undergraduate training at Grand Valley State Colleges (now Grand Valley
State University) in Allendale, MI on a wrestling and later an academic scholarship. Upon completion of his BS at Grand Valley he stayed an additional year to obtain a secondary teaching certificate. He then moved to Raymondville, TX where he taught
high school biology, chemistry and physics for 5 years. He also was the science curriculum director for the Raymondville school district and was nominated for the Texas Teacher of the Year during his last year of teaching. While teaching he attended
graduate classes at Pan American University (now The University of Texas at Pan American) in Edinburg, TX. He obtained a MS degree in Botany and Marine Biology.
In 1990 Dr. Carmichael left teaching to attend medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Upon graduation from medical school he stayed on at UTMB to complete residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. He finished residency in 1999 and stayed an
additional year of fellowship at UTMB in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. He has remained at UTMB since then and specializes in Pediatric and General Adult Orthopaedics. He is and has been active in several committees including graduate medical education
and operative and other invasive procedures committee where he was the chair and subcommittee chair.
Dr. Carmichael is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast. He is also a board member of the non-profit organization Operation Rainbow which is a non-profit organization that provides free Orthopaedic care to the people of developing countries. He has been
on about 25 mission trips where he also takes residents. He has authored or co-authored 35 peer reviewed publications and 7 reviews/book chapters.
Dr. Carmichael was inducted into the Academy of Master Teachers in 2022.
Learner Types: JSSOM - Medical Students - Pre-Clerkship, JSSOM - Medical Students - Clinical Years, JSSOM - Residency/Fellowships, Faculty/Educator Development, Community-based learners.
Assessment of Learners: Clinical Skills Assessment, Debriefing Techniques.
Advancement/Promotion: Educator Portfolio, Promotion/Tenure for Educators, CV Development.
Curriculum: Curriculum Design.
Instructional Methods: Case-Based Teaching, Clinical Teaching (Hospital or Clinic), Interactive Teaching - Large Group, Interactive Teaching - Small Group.
Scholarship - Ed Research or Curriculum Innovation: Manuscript Writing, Presentation Skills.
Special Content: Procedural Skills, Surgical Education.