A photo of Matthew Kelleher.

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


As a hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s, I care for children and adults. I help patients and their families understand their diagnosis and serve as a point of contact for other caregivers.

Education is the lens through which I view everything. I want families and patients to understand their health. By sharing information and answering questions, I hopefully empower them to improve their health.

Many role models over the years inspired my approach to care. These leaders taught me — and are still teaching me — to serve others and put their needs above my own whenever possible.

Being in the hospital is stressful. The last thing families need is the added stress of worrying if they can approach me or any other doctor or nurse caring for their child. The greatest compliment anyone could give me is that they felt comfortable with me and were not afraid to ask me questions.

At Cincinnati Children’s, we use a team approach to care. We all have the same goal: to see patients improve, recover and return home. The more we include all team members — including the family — and leverage everyone's strengths, the better care we can all deliver.

I love working with residents and students to improve their clinical reasoning skills. In my research, we study how optimizing the education and assessment of trainees can be used to improve outcomes for patients.

I am humbled to have received three Apple Teaching Awards for my role as a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

In my free time, I love to hike, cycle and travel. My bucket list includes a visit to every national park in the U.S. I also enjoy listening to podcasts and audiobooks.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Hospital Medicine, Hospital Medicine

My Education

BS: Murray State University, Murray, KY, 2006.

MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Residency: Combined Internal Medicine / Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati Department of Internal Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

Chief Residency: Department of Pediatrics-Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati Department of Internal Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2014; American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014.

Fellowship: IMSTAR Medical Education Fellowship.

Postgraduate Education: Masters of Medical Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2015-2017.

My Publications

Selected Publication

A reliability analysis of entrustment-derived workplace-based assessments. Kelleher, M; Kinnear, B; Sall, D; Schumacher, D; Schauer, DP; Warm, EJ; Kelcey, B. Academic Medicine. 2020; 95:616-622.

When I say … the wisdom of crowds. Kinnear, B; Kelleher, M; Sall, D; Schumacher, DJ; Warm, EJ. Medical Education. 2020; 54:502-503.

Developing Trust With Early Medical School Graduates During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Kinnear, B; Kelleher, M; Olson, AP J; Sall, D; Schumacher, DJ. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:367-369.

Taking the Lid Off Learner Cognition in 2030: Measuring Competence in Nonprocedural Specialties Using Brain-Computer Interfaces. Kinnear, B; Applegate, L; Kelleher, M; Schumacher, DJ; Warm, EJ. Journal of graduate medical education. 2020; 12:361-362.

Variation in entrustment when sharing a single assessment system between university- And community-based residency programs: A comparison. Warm, EJ; Kinnear, B; Kelleher, M; Sall, D; Schauer, DP; Friedstrom, S. Academic Medicine. 2020; 95:590-598.

Linking Workplace-Based Assessment to ACGME Milestones: A Comparison of Mapping Strategies in Two Specialties. Kelleher, M; Kinnear, B; Wong, SE P; O'Toole, J; Warm, E. Teaching and Learning in Medicine: an international journal. 2020; 32:194-203.

Time Allocation and Well-Being in Internal Medicine Residents: A Multi-Institutional Cross-Sectional Survey. Miller, RE; Kelleher, M; Duckett, A; O'Rourke, P; Yen, M; Call, SA; Tackett, S; Bishop, SE. American Journal of Medicine. 2020; 133:515-519.

Development and Establishment of Initial Validity Evidence for a Novel Tool for Assessing Trainee Admission Notes. Weber, DE; Held, JD; Jandarov, RA; Kelleher, M; Kinnear, B; Sall, D; O'Toole, JK. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2020; 35:1078-1083.

Clinical progress note: Point-of-care ultrasound in the evaluation of the dyspneic adult. Kelleher, M; Kinnear, B; Olson, A. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:E1-E3.

Clinical progress note: Point-of-care ultrasound for the pediatric hospitalist. Kinnear, B; Kelleher, M; Chorny, V. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:E1-E3.