Professional Summary


  • George Washington University - Washington, in Doctor of Medicine, 2003


  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester, in General Surgery, 2010

Board Certifications

  • AM BD SURGERY awarded in 10/18/2010

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American Heart Association


  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Language Spoken

  • English

Practice Focus

Adult cardiac surgery and with special emphasis on valvular heart disease


Dr. McKellar is a native of Salt Lake City and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah. He received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He received his surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and then returned to Salt Lake City in 2012.

Verified Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all patient responses to physician related questions in the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey. Patients receive a survey to complete within 1-2 days of their physician visit. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Patient Satisfaction

(4.8) 169 ratings

Verified Patient Comments

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Nov 15, 2023
Best place to go with a heart problem
Nov 15, 2023
Dr. McKellar was very helpful and very good at explaining what has happened and what to expect. Great bedside manner and technical knowledge.
Oct 18, 2023
Frankly, it was rather impressive. I'm not used to such cohesion in a team.
Sep 26, 2023
Excellent service and care!
Aug 11, 2023
One of the most thorough Doctors I've ever been to.
Aug 9, 2023
Heart surgery is a very delicate subject and the doctor was great.
Jul 22, 2023
Physician, assistant & the young man that walked us to the exam room was so sweet. They were all thorough & comforting
May 2, 2023
Dr McKellar's staff is excellent
May 2, 2023
Dr McKellar is an excellent communicator and he has very good bedside manner. I felt very comfortable and informed after our visit.
Mar 21, 2023
Very confident with dr McKellar
Mar 21, 2023
Dr. McKellar is the best!
Mar 17, 2023
Dr McKellar thoroughly explained all conditions and procedures. Very satisfied with visit
Feb 16, 2023
A truly professional team and listened to patients questions and concerns.
Feb 16, 2023
Dr. Was very professional and informative
Feb 3, 2023
I would definitely recommend dr Mckellar and his office
Feb 3, 2023
Yes, will recommend
Jan 25, 2023
I have already recommended several people to IMC and to the heart division.
Jan 14, 2023
Jan 6, 2023
My cardiac team is amazing!
Dec 15, 2022
Dr. Mckellar was very cordial and easy to talk with. He answered all my questions.
Dec 6, 2022
Dr. McKellar is very pleasant, knowledgeable, and helpful. He takes as much time as necessary to ensure the patient understands and is comfortable with the next steps and how they relate to health outcomes.
Nov 29, 2022
Very good
Nov 29, 2022
Very good
Nov 17, 2022
Dr. McKellar was so sweet to answer all my questions and put me at ease. He took his time and reassured me. I feel much more confident going into surgery. He really made me feel like he has my best interest at heart and cares. That's hard to find In a specialist and he deserves recognition for that.
Nov 15, 2022
Nov 15, 2022
Oct 26, 2022
The call was productive. Saved hours of driving. Dr. McKellar and were punctual, took their time with addressing questions and concerns, and were very pleasant. I did not feel rushed. Great overall experience.
Oct 11, 2022
He was very cordial and easy to understand. One of the better experiences with a surgeon.
Aug 26, 2022
Only a phone conversation but good.
Aug 26, 2022

Practice Location

Intermountain Heart Institute Cardiovascular Surgery

5169 Cottonwood St Ste 600 Murray, UT
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