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Dr. Kelly Ural completed her anesthesiology residency at Ochsner Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic, serving as Chief Resident and then as Chief Fellow. In 2011, she joined the faculty at Ochsner in the Section of Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology. Dr. Ural has a strong commitment to resident and fellow education. In 2014, she became the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program Director. In 2019, she transitioned to her current role as Core Residency Program Director. Among her accomplishments in these roles have been the expansion of the programs, the creation of new educational opportunities in the areas of TEE and POCUS, and the development of a formalized staff mentorship program. She remains highly active in several national committees. She currently serves as a member of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) scientific program committee and the SCA blood management committee. She has been the communications liaison for the SCA Women in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia special interest group since 2018. She also serves on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Educational Track Subcommittee on Cardiac Anesthesia. Her scientific interests are in the areas of anticoagulation and blood conservation.

Medical Education

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans


Ochsner Clinic Foundation - GME Office
Field of Study: Internal Medicine


Ochsner Clinic Foundation - GME Office
Field of Study: Anesthesiology


Cleveland Clinic
Field of Study: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

  • American Board of Anesthesiology