Sean Kelly, MD
Chief Medical Officer, FACEP, Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Sean Kelly is the Chief Medical Officer at Imprivata where he heads the company’s Clinical Workflow Productivity team and advises on the clinical practice of healthcare IT security. In addition to serving as Imprivata CMO, Dr. Kelly practices and teaches at Beth Israel Lahey Health, a level one trauma center and academic teaching hospital in Boston, MA. He trained at Harvard College, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Vanderbilt University, where he served as Resident and Chief Resident. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians.


Dr. Kelly is a member of the CHIME Opioid Task Force, a team of health IT leaders committed to taking deliberate actions to avert the increasing addiction and growing mortality of the Opioid Crisis.  In June, the group published the Opioid Task Force Playbook, a framework for building IT-based supports for launching and maintaining system-wide initiatives to reduce the disease of opioid addiction in our communities.


For several years, Dr. Kelly worked in hospital administration as Director of Graduate Medical Education, responsible for over 600 doctors in training, comprising over $65 million in Medicare funding. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has published a textbook on emergency medicine and articles on medical education, and won several teaching awards, including the Harvard Affiliated EM Residency Best Teaching Attending and Role Model awards.


Dr. Kelly is also the Co-founder and Partner of Lifeguard Medical Group in Martha’s Vineyard, a seasonal concierge practice run by emergency physicians. He serves as a visiting professor at the University of Florence in Italy, First Aid physician at Fenway Park, and is committed to humanitarian and disaster relief work worldwide.