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Dr. Kennedy's current research focuses on epilepsy genetics and epilepsy surgery, including stereo-EEG, hemispherotomy, corpus callosotomy, and vagal nerve stimulation.
Dr. Kennedy's current and prior research is aligned with his clinical interests of epilepsy genetics and epilepsy surgery. His research includes stereo-EEG, hemispherotomy, corpus callosotomy, and vagal nerve stimulation; dystonia and deep brain stimulation; and spasticity and selective dorsal rhizotomy.
He has published on and led research efforts in his other clinical interests in a variety of pediatric neurosurgical topics, including brain tumors, cervical spine instrumentation, and Chiari malformation.
Among his notable career achivements to date, Dr. Kennedy:
- Received a grant to study somatic mutations in epileptogenic cortical dysplasia
- Co-leads on a Frontier Program to study epilepsy genetics
- Led a multi-institutional study to characterize the growth and alignment effects of upper cervical spine fusion in very young children
Education and Training
BA, Northwestern University (Biology and Cognitive Science), 2003
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2009
Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Neurosurgery), 2017
Titles and Academic Titles
Co-Director, Epilepsy NeuroGenetics Initiative Frontier Program
Director, Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2009-
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2009-
AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2013-
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012