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Kelsey Riggs, MD

  • Resident, Pediatrics Residency Program



I’m a pediatric neurology resident in the Child Neurology and Pediatrics Combined Residency Program at Cincinnati Children’s. My specific interests are neuroimmunology and traumatic brain injury. I am honored to work with children and families as they navigate their healthcare journeys.

I like working with children because they are enthusiastic and resilient. The best part of my day is making children laugh and smile despite being in the hospital or at a doctor’s appointment. I like to emphasize the individuality of patients and work with them toward accomplishing their unique goals.

I am honored to be a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. This society recognizes senior medical students, residents, role-model physicians/teachers and others for excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and service dedication.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my two dogs, Winston and Luna. I love traveling and experiencing new cultures and places, and I’m a huge Kansas City sports fan – Chiefs, Royals and Jayhawks!