Dr. Kelly Currie is a plastic surgeon caring for patients at Mercy Hospital St. Louis with offices on the hospital campus and the Mercy Clayton-Clarkson location. She earned her medical degree from University at Buffalo - State University of New York (SUNY) Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, New York. She completed a general surgery residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York, and a plastic surgery residency at the University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Currie also completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois.
Did you always know you wanted to be a doctor?
Yes, I always wanted to be a doctor because I have always loved science and been amazed by the human body.
What drew you to plastic surgery – specifically hand?
In plastic surgery, I’m able to operate on any part of the body, helping restore form and function. I enjoy the meticulous nature of hand surgery and the challenge of restoring its complex biomechanics.
What made you want to join Mercy?
The job is a perfect fit as far as the types of surgical patients I can help and the people I want to work with. Also, I saw this as an incredible opportunity to live in St Louis, which seems like a great place to raise my son.
In her spare time, Dr. Currie enjoys live concerts and outdoor activities like fishing and camping.