NewSouth NeuroSpine | Kelsey A. Walsh, MD ;

Kelsey A. Walsh, MD

Dr kelsey walsh ns2

Kelsey A. Walsh, MD

Division: Surgery


Alaskan born, Dr. Kelsey A. Walsh has lived all over the United States as the daughter of a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. Her family ultimately settled near Charleston, South Carolina, where she attended college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and graduated with a BS in neuroscience in 2009. She enrolled in medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in 2013. It was there that she met her husband, Forrest Duncan. The two married in 2013, shortly before moving to Mississippi to begin their residencies. Forrest completed his anesthesiology residency and pediatric fellowship at UMMC in 2019 and is currently an attending physician at Children’s of Mississippi. After a seven-year residency, Dr. Walsh completed her neurosurgery training at UMMC in 2020. She will be specializing in minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques, as well as general neurosurgery—including cranial and peripheral nerve surgery.

In her free time, Dr. Walsh enjoys reading, exercise, and painting. She and her husband love hiking and traveling the world whenever they find a chance. She is looking forward to joining NS2 to provide comprehensive and conservative spine care to Mississippians beginning in August 2020.

Residency, Neurosurgery

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jackson, MS



Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC


BS, Neuroscience

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA


Krishna V, Walsh K, Turner RD, Chalela J, Turk A, Patel SJ. (2012). Impact of integrated cerebrovascular program on outcomes in patients with intracranial aneurysms. J Neurointerv Surg; 5(3).

Lee M, Walsh K, Rey-Dios R, Anderson M. (2014). Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy mimicking high grade glioma in an immunocompetent patient: A case report. Neuro Oncol; 16(Suppl5): v149-150.

Luqman AW, Hidalgo JA, Walsh KA, Marks JJ, Tullis JE. (2015, June) Rosai-Dorfman Disease Presenting with Central Nervous System Involvement and Osteolytic Lesion of the Cervical Spine. Annual Meeting of the Walter Dandy Society.

Walsh K, Luzardo G. (2017, October). Direct carotid exposure for aneurysm embolization with the pipeline embolization device. Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Boston, MA

Resident Consultant of the Year, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2016

Magna Cum Laude at Washington and Lee University, 2013

Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, Washington and Lee University, 2008-2009

Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, Washington and Lee University, 2008-2009

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