Consult from the Kennedy Team
Join us for a consultation with Dr. John Kennedy MD. Dr. Kennedy is a world renowned orthopedic surgeon who has pioneered many minimally invasive techniques as well as many biologic advances in cartilage, bone and soft tissue healing. Dr. Kennedy is board certified by the Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland. General surgery orthopedics and traumatology with three post doctoral degrees with thesis on sports physiology, bone morphogenic proteins and sports and exercise medicine . He currently works at HSS in New York, having trained at RCSI, Tufts, Harvard, and Cornell Hospitals. Dr. Kennedy has presented over 300 presentations in over 40 countries and has over 190 peer reviewed scientific publications to his name. He has authored several books and taught countless students, residents and fellows from around the world. He is currently serving on many boards and committees including AANA, ICRS, AOFAS, ICCRA and ESSKA/AFAS. Dr. Kennedy’s interest in biologic applications for augmented and advanced healing was first engendered from spending time at Harvards prestigious Enders laboratory under Prof Melvin Glimcher. Dr. Kennedy’s theses on new composites in bone healing concentrated on Bone Morphogenic proteins which are proteins that can now be man made to accelerate bone healing. This introduction to regenerative medicine led Dr. Kennedy to set up a lab in University College Dublins Mater Hospital looking at numerous ways to manipulate and accelerate osteoblasts or bone cell regeneration. Since that time Dr. Kennedy has collaborated with Cornell university investigating the effects of blood products and other biologics on cartilage tendon bone and muscle healing. Dr. Kennedy currently uses many of these products in his day to do clinical practice in New York. Many of these products can replace or delay surgical intervention. For those patients who require surgery many of these products can make the biological recovery faster and with higher quality tissue. Dr. Kennedy commitment to excellent patient care allied to scientific integrity means that each patient who undergoes a procedure will have a small amount of their blood sent to Cornell to create the largest biologics registry in the world. All patients will be deidentified so that no date will be traced to an individual person but the cumulative data will be used to audit how patients perform after treatment and whether changes or modifications are needed to improve future treatment.