Maryellen S. Kelly, DNP, CPNP, MHSc
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I work very closely with my patients and their families to generate treatment goals and plans to best manage their conditions and concerns.
– Maryellen S. Kelly, DNP, CPNP, MHSc

Maryellen S. Kelly, DNP, CPNP, MHSc

Nurse Practitioner - Urology

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Duke Children's Health Center Urology Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Urology of Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Lenox Baker Children's Hospital - Durham, NC
Board Certified
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
I work very closely with my patients and their families to generate treatment goals and plans to best manage their conditions and concerns.
– Maryellen S. Kelly, DNP, CPNP, MHSc

About Me

I love the team that I work with at Duke. As a nurse practitioner in pediatric urology, I feel as though I have sufficient time and support to care for all my patients and their families. Working at Duke allows me to collaborate with world-class members of the medical field and take advantage of cutting-edge research and innovations. I love seeing my patients each day. Working with children brings such joy to my day. I care for children with urologic concerns. I also provide urologic care for children and adults with spina bifida. I work very closely with my patients and their families to generate treatment goals and plans to best manage their conditions and concerns. I try to integrate the research that my team and I are involved with into the care I provide to ensure the most up-to-date treatment options for each child. After growing up in Maine, then practicing in New York City and California, my husband and I are happy to be settled in North Carolina. We enjoy running and hiking in all the wonderful parks nearby.

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Training and Education

Board Certification
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
MHSc, Clinical Research (MHSc), Duke University, 2020
DNP, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), 2013
MSN, Pediatrics, Columbia University (New York), 2009
BSN, Columbia University (New York), 2008

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I am interested in studying how to best manage bladder and bowel continence in the spina bifida population. I am also interested in looking at the current state of transitional care programs for people with congenital diseases and disorders who are going into adulthood. Together with my pediatric urology team, we are also working to determine the underlying causes of incontinence in those with other medical conditions. I have completed research in many areas of pediatric urology, including vesicoureteral reflux, hypospadias repair and pain management after urologic surgery.

Publications and Grants

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Coloplast Corp
  • Spina Bifida Association