David J. "D.J." Kennedy, MD

Spine physiatrist

4.6 out of 5
340 Patient Ratings
31 Patient Comments

Orthopaedic Spine Center

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (2009) IL
  • Residency: University of Washington (2008) WA
  • Board Certification: Physical Medicine and Rehab, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (2009)
  • Board Certification: Sports Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (2009)
  • Internship: Tulane University (2005) LA
  • Medical Education: Univeristy of Florida College of Medicine (2004) FL
  • Fellow, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Spine and Sports Medicine (2009)
  • Chief Resident, University of Washington, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2008)
  • Residency, University of Washington, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2008)
  • Internship, Tulane University, Transitional Internship (2005)
  • M.D., University of Florida, Medical Doctor (2004)
  • B.A., Florida State University, Biology (1999)

Honors & Awards

  • Chief Resident, University of Washington (2007-2008)
  • America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Conucil (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Patient's Choice Award, National Recognition for Patient Satisfaction (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Outstanding Educator, University of Florida (2011)
  • Best Clinical Paper, International Spine Intervention Society (2013)
  • Best Papers Award, North American Spine Society (2013)
  • Teacher of the Year, Stanford University PM&R (2013)
  • Best Clinical Abstract, American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2013)

Administrative Appointments

  • Standards Committee Member, International Spine Intervention Society (2008 - 2009)
  • Research Committee Member, International Spine Intervention Society (2009 - Present)
  • Knowledge Now Curriculum Development Co-Leader of Musculoskeletal Medicine advisory group, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2010 - 2010)
  • Medical Education Committee-Member at Large, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2010 - 2012)
  • Program Planning Director 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting, International Spine Intervention Society (2012 - 2013)
  • Program Planning Committee 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting, International Spine Intervention Society (2011 - 2012)
  • Director - Pain and Spine National Journal Club, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2012 - 2012)
  • Guest Editor-Radiculopathy Issue., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. (2008 - 2009)
  • Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative (COAMI) AAPM&R Representative, US Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) (2012 - Present)
  • Guest Editor-Osteoarthritis Supplement, PM&R Journal (2012 - 2012)
  • Medical Education Committee - Director of Maintenance of Certification 3 and 4, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2012 - Present)
  • Annual Assembly Program Director, International Spine Intervention Society (2013 - 2014)
  • Editorial Board, Pain Medicine Journal (2012 - Present)
  • Board of Trustees, Association of Academic Physiatrists (2011 - 2015)
  • Editor Point-Counter Point Section, PM&R Journal (2012 - Present)
  • Chair Standards Division, International Spine Intervention Society (2013 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.5

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.5

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.2

Wait times

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Always helpful & kind.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

MD explained things very clearly. Was open to any and all questions and/or concerns I may have had.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Very happy with Dr. Kennedy. He is very professional & a great doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Wonderful experience with Dr. D.J.Kennedy!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Excellent

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Wish all health care people treated me like this. Always pleasant and take the time to listen & explain.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I was well explain about I need to know about my condition. No medication need only physical therapy.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

part of the reason I would recommend the provider is because the assistant was excellent

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Totally satisfied

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

My neck pain was on problem list both visits but we didn't appear to have time to talk about it and the provider didn't ask any questions about it even though I raised the issue with the resident.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Kennedy and Dr. Smuck are top notch providers. Melissa Hastings NP is an absolute doll and is always there when I need her. I can't say enough about this team of providers.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I am so happy that I was able to see Dr. Kennedy.

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4.6 out of 5
340 Patient Ratings
31 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Always helpful & kind.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

MD explained things very clearly. Was open to any and all questions and/or concerns I may have had.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Very happy with Dr. Kennedy. He is very professional & a great doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Wonderful experience with Dr. D.J.Kennedy!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Excellent

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Wish all health care people treated me like this. Always pleasant and take the time to listen & explain.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I was well explain about I need to know about my condition. No medication need only physical therapy.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

part of the reason I would recommend the provider is because the assistant was excellent

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Totally satisfied

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

My neck pain was on problem list both visits but we didn't appear to have time to talk about it and the provider didn't ask any questions about it even though I raised the issue with the resident.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Kennedy and Dr. Smuck are top notch providers. Melissa Hastings NP is an absolute doll and is always there when I need her. I can't say enough about this team of providers.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I am so happy that I was able to see Dr. Kennedy.

SHC Patient, May 2015

great experience with Dr. Lisa Huyhn , (the PT?) who explained everything to me very clearly. Both Dr. Kennedy and Huynh were great.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

A follow-up appointment was required sooner than doctor's initial request because insufficient treatment and information received at first visit.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Stanford Spine Center was a "well oiled machine with a hug" -> loved everyone!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I am very impressed with Dr. Kennedy felt comfortable, and respected, very engaging and tries well to understand.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I love Stanford Healthcare System

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

great

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr.'s role seemed almost secondary to staff.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Kennedy was very, very impressive!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Most extensive exam I've had for this problem.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I will recommending to my friends and family.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

This was one of the best office visits I've ever had.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

He needed to spend more time with me and give me results from my MRI. I left with no results.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Left with feeling "nothing can be done;" no hope for future - but never really said that. Is there another specialty? No referral.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Even though I was his last patient & a "new" patient I never felt rushed. He spent a lot of time with me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

The PA & dr. were both great!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Kennedy & his staff are delightful.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Nothing bad not bad.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Excellent explanations, courteous & polite.