Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly, MD, FACS

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly, MD, FACS


Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly, MD, FACS, is a UW Health surgical oncologist and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Ronnekleiv-Kelly specializes in treating patients with a range of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancers), with a special focus on liver, pancreas and bile duct cancers.

Dr. Ronnekleiv-Kelly believes in shared decision-making with patients. He listens to their concerns and treatment goals, discusses options for surgery or other therapies and guides their decisions. His goal is to provide the best possible care for all his patients and their families.

In addition to patient care and teaching, Dr. Ronnekleiv-Kelly is part of a leading-edge, multispecialty research team that studies targeted new therapies for some of the more aggressive types of cancer, including pancreatic and liver cancers.

In his free time, Dr. Ronnekleiv-Kelly likes to spend time with his family. They enjoy playing soccer, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and rock climbing.

What really sets UW Health apart is the collaboration between the providers to provide the best care possible for every patient.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
Medical School
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Complex General Surgical Oncology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI

Areas of expertise