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

Spine physiatrist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
4.6 out of 5
248 Patient Ratings
20 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

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

Administrative Appointments

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

Friendliness

4.5

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.5

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.0

Wait times

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.

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4.6 out of 5
248 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments

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.