Abbey Kennedy, M.D.

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Dr. Kennedy has been serving the general orthopedic needs of Marin County since completing her residency training at UCSF in 2012.  During her time at UCSF she trained under some of the country’s leading experts in trauma and fracture care, joint reconstruction, sports medicine and pediatric orthopedics.  This high level of training across multiple orthopedic subspecialties lead her to chose a practice of general orthopedics.

Whether it is adult or pediatric fracture care, traumatic tendon and ligament injuries or simple joint pain, Dr. Kennedy applies an evidence based approach in the treatment of her patients.  She believes in exploring both conservative and operative options with each patient and engaging them in a treatment process that will achieve the most beneficial outcomefor every patient.

When not working Dr. Kennedy enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, cooking, reading and knitting.  As a resident of Marin she takes great pride in caring for this community and looks forward to assisting you with any of your orthopedic needs.

 

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Education
  • M.D., 2007
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Logan, Utah
  • B.S. Communicative Disorders, Magna cum Laude 2000
  • Utah State University
  • Logan, Utah
Residency
  • Department of Orthopaedics, September 2008 to December 2012
  • University of California San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Department of Pathology, July 2008 to August 2008
  • Cedar Sinai Medical Center
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Department of Orthopaedics, 2007 to June 2008
  • University of Kansas-Wichita School of Medicine
  • Wichita, Kansas
Certifications
  • Medical License, State of California
  • MESS Certification: November 2013
  • ABOS Part 1, July 2013: Pass, Board Eligible
  • USMLE Step 1, June 2005: 218
  • USMLE Step 2, CK, July 2006: 232
  • USMLE Step 3, July 2009: Pass
Honors and Awards
  • Third Place Resident Paper Presentation Award. “Biomechanical Evaluation

    of Pediatric ACL Reconstruction Techniques” 33rd Annual Verne T. Inman Lectureship

    and the 57th Annual Scientific Program of the Leroy C. Abbott

    Orthopaedic Society. San Francisco, CA May 11-12, 2012

  • Golden Key National Honor Society 1998 – 2000
  • Mortar Board National Senior Honor Organization,

    Chapter Treasurer 1999 – 2000

  • Magna Cum Laude B.S. 2000
Publications
  • Pekmezci M, Kennedy A, McDonald E, Ames C, McClellean R, Deviren V.

    “Can a Novel Rectangular Footplate Provide Higher Resistance to Subsidence

    When Compared to Circular Footplates? An Ex Vivo Biomechanical Study.”

    Spine. 2012 Sept;37(19):E1177-E1181

  • Kennedy AL, Coughlin D, Pearle AD, Lotz J, Feeley BT. “Biomechanical

    Evaluation of Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Techniques”.

    Am J Sports Med. 2011 May;39(5):964-71

  • Kennedy A, Byers B, Su B. (2011). Cervical Pedicle Screw Fixation.

    In AR Vaccaro & JC Eck (Eds.), Surgical Atlas of Spinal Operations

    (final publication pending). New Delhi, India:

    Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.

Presentations
  • Pekmezci M, Kennedy A, McDonald E, Ames C, McClellean R, Deviren V.

    “Can a Novewl Rectangular Footplate Provide Higher Resistance to Subsidence

    When Compared to Circular Footplates? An Ex Vivo Biomechanical Study.”

    Accepted Podium Presentation, IMAST July 19, 2012.

  • Kennedy A, McClellan T, Deviren V, Gean A, Pekmezci M.

    “The Safety and Efficacy of Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation in Thoracolumbar Spine

    Fractures.” Poster Presentation SMISS October 21-23, 2011.

  • Pekmezci M, Kennedy A, McClellan, Deviren V. “Safety and Efficacy of

    Extreme Lateral Approach as a Minimally Invasive Alternative to Perform Corpectomy in

    Treatment of Thoracolumabar Fractures.” Poster Presentation SMISS October 21-23, 2011.

  • Kennedy AL, Coughlin D, Pearle AD, Lotz J, Feeley BT. “Biomechanical Evaluation

    of Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Techniques.”

    Podium Presentation AAOSM Specialty Day February 11, 2011.

  • Kennedy AL, Coughlin D, Lotz J, Feeley BT. ACL Reconstruction in the Skeletally Immature:

    A Biomechanical Evaluation of Three Different Reconstruction Techniques,

    Podium Presentation: WOA, August 4-7, 2010.

Research
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Biomechanics Labs: 2009-2010,

    University of California San Francisco. Primary Investigator: Brian

    Feeley, M.D. Project: Cadaveric biomechanical comparison of physeal

    Sparing ACL Reconstruction techniques

  • Student Research Assistant: 1995-19996, Utah State University, Department of

    Speech and Language Pathology. Project Director: Suzie Yokum M.S. SLP CCC. Project:

    Picture Exchange Communication System Use in Mentally Handicapped Adult

  • Medical Student Research Assistant: 205, Saint Louis University of Medicine,

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Project Director: Erol Amon, M.D. Project:

    Maternal Characteristics and Factors in Very Low Birthweight Infants.

Professional Organizations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2008-Present.
  • North American Spine Society, 2010-Present