Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Medical School: 

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 


General Surgery – UCLA


Pediatric Surgery – Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio



General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Professional Memberships: 

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)
Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)


UCLA Ronald Tomkins Outstanding Teaching Award 2015
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery Rosenkrantz Resident Research Award, Clinical Science 2014
UCLA Outstanding Student Teaching Award 2010, 2011
NIH Loan Repayment Program Award 2010 – 2012
Outstanding Resident Award – UCLA Department of Surgery 2010 – 2012
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program 2010-2012
Viola G. Hyde Scholarship Award – UCLA Department of Surgery 2008
Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation Scholar 2003 – 2004 

Other Information

Specialty Interest: 

Neonatal surgery
Colorectal surgery
Minimally invasive surgery


Kelley-Quon L, Min L, Morley E, Hiatt JR, Cryer H, Tillou A.  Functional Status after Injury: A Longitudinal Study of Geriatric Trauma.  Am Surg. 2010 Oct; 76(10):1055-8.

Min L, Ubhayakar N, Saliba D, Kelley-Quon L, Morley E, Hiatt J, Cryer H, Tillou A.  The Vulnerable Elders Survey-13 Predicts Hospital Complications and Mortality in Older Adults with Traumatic Injury: A Pilot Study.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jun 30.

Kelley-Quon LI, Tseng C, Jen HC, Shew SB.  Hospital Type Predicts Surgical Complications for Infants with Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis. Am Surg. 2012 Oct;78(10):1079-1082.

Kelley-Quon LI, Tseng C, Scott A, Jen HC, Calkins KL, Shew SB. Does Hospital Transfer Predict Mortality in Very Low Birth Weight Infants Requiring Surgery for Necrotizing Enterocolitis? Surgery. 2012 Sep;152(3):337-43.

Kelley-Quon LI, Jen HC, Ziring DA, Kirschner BS, Ferry GD, Cohen SA, Winter HS, Heyman MB, Gupta N, Gold BD, Shew SB. Predictors of Proctocolectomy in Children with Ulcerative Colitis.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Nov;55(5):534-40.

Kelley-Quon LI, Jen HC, Tseng C, Ziring DA, Shew SB. Post-operative Complications and Healthcare Use in Children Undergoing Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Nov;47(11):2063-70.

Kelley-Quon LI, Tseng C, Jen HC, Lee SL, Shew SB. Hospital Type as a Metric for Racial Disparities in Pediatric Appendicitis.  J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jan;216(1):74-82.

Kelley-Quon LI, Tseng C, Janzen C, Shew SB.  Congenital Malformations Associated with Assisted Reproductive Technology:  A California Statewide Analysis.  J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun;48(6):1218-24.

Tillou A, Kelley-Quon L, Burruss S, Morley E, Hiatt JR, Cryer H, Cohen M, Min L. Long-term post-injury functional decline:  Outcomes of geriatric consultation. JAMA Surg. 2013 Nov 27.

Kelley-Quon LI, Dokey A, Jen HC, Shew SB.  Complications after Pediatric Cholecystectomy: Impact from Hospital Experience and use of Cholangiography. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jan;218(1):73-81.

Levit OL, Calkins KL, Gibson L, Kelley-Quon LI, Robinson DT, Elashoff DA, Grogan TR, Bizzarro MJ, Ehrenkranz RA.  Intravenous Fat Emulsion (IFE) for the Prevention of Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease (PNALD) in Preterm Neonates.  J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014 Jun 24.

Kelley-Quon LI, Crowley MA, Applebaum H, Cummings K, Kang RJ, Tseng C, Mangione CM, Shew SB. Academic-Community Partnerships Improve Outcomes in Pediatric Trauma Care.  J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Mar 14.

Stey A, Barnert ES, Tseng CH, Keeler E, Needleman J, Leng M, Kelley-Quon LI, Shew SB. Outcomes and Costs of Surgical Treatments of Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr 13.

Calkins KL, Havrenk T, Kelley-Quon LI, Cerny L, Grgan T, Shew SB. Low Dose Parenteral Soybean Oil for the Prevention of Parenteral Nutrition Associated Cholestasis in Neonates with Gastrointestinal Disorders. J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2017 Mar.

Research Interests: 

Outcomes in pediatric surgery
Regionalization of pediatric surgical care
Health care disparities
Health policy
Opioid use
Health economics
Health equity

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