Riba C. Kelsey, M.D., M.S.C.R., FAAFP

Riba C. Kelsey, M.D., M.S.C.R., FAAFP 

Assistant Professor & Residency Program Director

Family Medicine

Assistant Dean

Graduate Medical Education
Location: 1513 E. Cleveland Ave, Bldg 100, Suite 300-A East Point, GA 30344
Phone: (404) 756-1257
E-mail: rkelsey@msm.edu


University of Maryland School of Medicine
Family Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine  
Fellow, Women’s Health/Faculty Development, Department of Family Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine
Degree: Master of Science in Clinical Research

Spelman College
Degree: Chemistry/Pre-Med

Research Interests

  • Obesity and Lifestyle Modification
  • Practice-Based Quality Improvement
  • Curricular Interventions in Graduate Medical Education

Clinical Interests

  • Women's Health
  • Gynecologic office procedures
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Chronic Disease Management

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine


  • Bushunow V, Alamgir L, Arnold RM, Bell LF, Ivonye C, Johnson M, Kelsey R, Larbi D, Schenker Y. Palliative Care Attitudes and Experiences among Resident Physicians at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. J Pain Symptom Management. 2022 Jan; 63(1):106-111.
  • Bell L, Livingston J, Arnold R, Schenker Y, Kelsey R, Ivonye C, October T. “Lack of Exposure to Palliative Care Training for Black Residents: A Study of Schools with Highest and Lowest Percentages of Black Enrollment,” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2021 May;61(5):1023-1027.
  • Volcy J, Smith W, Mills , Peterson A, Kene-Ewulu I, McNair M, Kelsey R, Mbaezue N. “Assessment of Patient and Provider Satisfaction with the Change to Telehealth from In-Person Visits at an Academic Safety Net Institution During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Feb; 34(Suppl):S71-S76.
  • Thomas T, Hopkins J, Omole F, Kelsey-Harris R, Alema-Mensah, Ernest. “Sociodemographic and Biometric Factors Associated with Eating Behaviors,” Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. 2019 Fall; 7(2): 120-128.
  • Omole F, Kelsey R, Phillips K, Cunningham K. “Bartholin’s Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management,” American Family Physician. 2019 June 15; 99(12):760-766.
  • Omole F, Kelsey R, Phillips K, Cunningham K. “Bartholin’s Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management,” American Family Physician. 2019 June 15; 99(12):760-766.
  • Smith W and Kelsey-Harris R. “Tips for Facilitating Lifestyle Changes in Low-Income Communities,” American Family Physician. 2018 July 1; 98(1):10.
  • Sikod A, Ahmed A, McMcillan-Persaud B, Kelsey-Harris R, Omole F. “A Misdiagnosis of Partial Oculomotor Nerve Palsy: A Curious Case of Stroke.”  J Neurol Neurobiol. 2016; 2(5): doi http://dx.doi.org/10.16966/2379-7150.132.
  • Fasuyi O, Kelsey-Harris R, Omole F. “Hospital Infection and Sepsis,” STFM and AFMRD Residency Curriculum Resource (curriculum update). Resource ID RCR-2018-0048, 2020
  • McMillan-Persaud B, Clark K, Kelsey-Harris R, Omole F. “Intimate Partner violence: Screen others besides heterosexual women,” Journal of Family Practice. 2014; 53(4): 180.

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award 2022 
  • MSM Family Medicine Residency Chairman’s Award for Most Outstanding Family Medicine Faculty Member 2017 
  • MSM Graduate Medical Education Faculty Member of the Year 2016 and 2020
  • Self-Care Alliance Physician Award 2015 
  • Nelson McGhee Memorial Award Family Medicine Residency Faculty Award Morehouse School of Medicine 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine 2014 
  • Family Medicine Residency Obstetric Faculty Award University of Maryland School of Medicine 2004