Kennedy received his medical degree from
School in Philadelphia and
completed a surgical residency and chief
surgical residency at Emory University's
affiliated hospitals. He is board certified
in surgery and is a Fellow of the
American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). Dr. Kennedy is
also a member of the DeKalb Medical
Society, Atlanta Surgical
American Society of
Society of Surgical
Surgical Congress, among others.
He is a past President of the Georgia
Surgical Society, and the DeKalb Medical
Society. He also has served as the
Quality Integration chairman for the
Cancer of the American
College of Surgeons, as well as
on their Executive Committee. He
served on a review committee for
Alliance national oncology group,
evaluating potential new clinical trials
in cancer. He also
served as the Chief of Staff of
Center from 2008-10.
In 2010, Dr. Kennedy was named a
Distinguished Cancer Scholar by the
Georgia Cancer Coalition, and has
been named a Top Doc by the Atlanta
Magazine for three consecutive years, as well as by the
US News and World Report. He is
Breast Ultrasound and Stereotactic Breast
Biopsy by the
American Society of Breast Surgeons, one
of only a few surgeons in Atlanta with these
Dr. Kennedy is a member of the medical
staffs of DeKalb Medical and Decatur
Hospital, and has been in the private
practice of surgery in Decatur since 1987.
He has a special interest in the
of breast diseases, and in
invasive parathyroid and thyroid surgery.
He holds a patent for a
surgical device to treat breast cancer.
Dr. Kennedy and his wife Kay live in Stone
Mountain. Kay is a Registered Nurse, with a
Master's Degree from Emory University. They
have two children, Rachel and Michael. They
are members of
of the Redeemer in Snellville.
Dr. Kennedy enjoys tennis, boating, and
water skiing in his spare time.