- ABMS Certification:
- Clinical Practice:
- Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) (Seasonal or Perennial), Asthma- Pediatric, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)- Pediatric, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Constipation, Contact Dermatitis (Eczema), Encopresis- Pediatric, Swine Flu (H1N1)- Pediatric, Hearing Loss, Influenza, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Epistaxis (Nosebleed), Pneumonia- Pediatric, Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)- Pediatric, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)- Pediatric, Pneumonia, Breastfeeding, Pediatric Primary Care
Dr. Kellams is a board-certified pediatrician and an international board certified lactation consultant. She has been in general pediatrics since 1995 in both a private group practice from 1998- 2006 before joining the faculty at UVA in 2006.
She served as the Medical Director of the Newborn service from 2006-2018 and helped found the UVA Breastfeeding Medicine Program in 2011. She is involved at the state level on the Board of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Virginia Chapter, and as a member of the State Breastfeeding Advisory Committee for the Virginia Department of Health. At the national level, she is on the Executive Committee of the AAP Section on Breastfeeding and is on the Board of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She is a Principal Investigator on the SMARTER grant as well a Co-Investigator on the SMART and SCHOOL grants from the NIH looking at safe sleep and breastfeeding parenting education. Each summer, she volunteers as a Medical Lead at Camp Holiday trails for children with special health care needs. She helped bring The Healer’s Art to UVA in 2004, a course about meaning in medicine and humanism in medicine for medical students and faculty and served as a course director until 2018.
She is a mother of three children, two girls and a boy, and her husband is a family physician here in Charlottesville. Her interests include cooking, movies, dancing, wine-tasting and reading. She was born and raised in Texas and is still a Texan at heart, but loves living in beautiful Charlottesville.
Dr. Kellams shares moments of "aw" on The Inspired Service Podcast. She shares moments from juggling hospital rounds to breastfeeding research. Listen now.
- University of California, San Francisco, 1995
- Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill