Star City Six – Dr. Quinton Kelly
Advanced Medical Imaging (www.AMImaging.com) is the largest independent radiology group in Nebraska. Located in Lincoln at 7601 Pioneers Blvd., the practice provides a variety of diagnostic imaging services in Lincoln and surrounding areas. Quinton Kelly, M.D. is a vascular and interventional radiologist at Advanced Medical Imaging.
Tell us a little about your business.
My fellow interventional radiologists and I perform minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures for many conditions that formerly required invasive, traditional surgery. I recently joined AMI as we are growing our services to include an ambulatory surgery center.
How did you get started in the business?
Growing up, I had role models that I wanted to emulate in various medical professions. I was fortunate to have some of those people take me under their wing and support my interest in medicine.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Remaining disciplined during long periods of nice weather to study for standardized tests.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Remaining focused enough to graduate from fellowship which was, coincidentally, the year that I met my wife.
Tell us a little about your family.
I met my wife, Lauren, during fellowship and she is a nurse practitioner. My dog, Linus, is a large poodle with a big appetite for socks. His vet back in Richmond misses him dearly.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Having the opportunity to join Advanced Medical Imaging in my hometown and ultimately making the decision to move back here from Virginia. It has been great practicing here and rekindling old friendships.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Lately I’ve enjoyed getting reacquainted with Lincoln and Omaha. I’m interested in getting into hunting or fishing.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I’m a black belt in Taekwondo, though I’m not that dangerous anymore because I earned it in 4th grade.
What are you the most proud of?
That I was born in Nebraska, where Scott Frost is the head football coach.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Only pack what you can carry yourself.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“What I Like About You” by The Romantics.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
I have a reasonable sense of humor. Most would say I hide it well.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
Commercial fishing boat captain.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb.
What is your favorite movie?
A Christmas Story, I’ve seen it at least 20 times.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
Phone: (402) 484-6677; Website: www.AMImaging.com.