Dr. James H. Kelly, former chairman of Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Department of Otolaryngology, who specialized in helping people with swallowing disorders, died Feb. 8 of complications from cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The Ruxton resident was 74.
“He was beloved by students, trainees, staff and his patients. He had wonderful professional judgment and was an excellent teacher,” said Dr. Thomas F. Lansdale III, a semi-retired Baltimore internist who now works in hospice care.
Dr. Lansdale said they were colleagues at GBMC when Dr. Kelly chaired of the otolaryngology department and he was chief of medicine.
“He was also a patient of mine and...