David Kennedy, MD, Physical Medicine/Rehab, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

DavidJamesKennedyMD

Physical Medicine/Rehab Nashville, TN

Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical)

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Summary

  • Dr. David Kennedy is a physiatrist in Nashville, TN and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. He specializes in pain medicine and sports medicine (non-surgical) and is experienced in cervical radiculopathy, sacroiliac joint dysfunction , sports medicine, epidural injections, and facet syndrome.

Education & Training

  • Northwestern University HospitalsFELLOWSHIP
  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonCHIEF_RESIDENCY
  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonRESIDENCY
  • Tulane University
    Tulane UniversityINTERNSHIP
  • Florida State UniversityOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 2020 - 2020
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2018 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2012 - 2022
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2009 - 2013
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2006 - 2020
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Jose Montero Excellence in Teaching Award Stanford University - PM&R, 2013
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
  • America’s Top Physicians Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2010 - 2012, 2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Maximum Capacity: Strength Training in Elderly Adults Can Correct Common Biomechanical Abnormalities.  
    Kennedy DJ, Emerick N, Carter G, ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation
  • Functional Rehabilitation of Lumbar Spine Injuries in the Athlete.  
    Krabak B, Kennedy DJ, Sports Med Arthrosc
  • Medications for Radiculopathy.  
    Visco C, Kennedy DJ, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • The Role of Low Concentrations of Guanidine HCL in Reversible Denaturation of Human FGF-1.
    Culajay J MS, Kennedy DJ, Blabber M PhD, American Chemical Society of Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Paraplegia Following Fluoroscopically Guided Transforaminal Lumbar Spine Epidural Steroid Injection.
    Kennedy DJ, Kraft GH, Association of Academic Physiatrists, Anaheim, CA
  • A Programmatic Design for Teaching the Fundamentals of Spinal Procedures: A Prospective Multi-Year Study.
    Kennedy DJ, Visco CJ, Sprosky B, Smeal W, Chimes GP, McLean J, Rittenberg J, Plastaras C, Association of Academic Physiatrists, Colorado Spring, CO
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Lectures

  • Cervical Manipulation. 
    Course Moderator-AAPM&R Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Applied Neuro-anatomy. Physical Exam Correlates in Patients with Stroke. 
    Veterans Hospital. Inpatient Physical/Occupational Therapy
  • The Sacroiliac Joint: Anatomy, Physical Exam and Treatment. 
    Seattle Spine & Rehabilitation; Bi-Monthly Seminar
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Other

  • WBBM 780 Talk Radio Bernie Tafoya Show. 
    David J Kennedy, Interview on training and medical concerns associated with marathons
  • MBC Documentary. 
    David J Kennedy
  • Utility of the Anesthetic Test Dose to Avoid Catastrophic Injury During Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Injections. 
    Smuck M, Maxwell M, Kennedy DJ, Rittenberg JR, Plastaras C

Press Mentions

  • Transcript of Episode 132: Why Chiropractic Rocks
    Transcript of Episode 132: Why Chiropractic RocksSeptember 02, 2016
  • Transcript of Episode 116: Dangers of Fluoridated Water and Mercury Amalgams W/ Dr. David Kennedy
    Transcript of Episode 116: Dangers of Fluoridated Water and Mercury Amalgams W/ Dr. David KennedyMay 13, 2016
  • Single Intradiscal Steroid Shot Provides Short Relief
    Single Intradiscal Steroid Shot Provides Short ReliefMarch 21, 2017

Committees

  • Member, International Spine Intervention Society - Appropriate Use Committee 2012 - Present
  • Board of Govenors, Association of Academic Physiatry 2011 - Present
  • Maintenence of Certification Chair, AAPM&R - Medical Education Committee 2012 - 2015
  • Member, International Spine Intervention Society - Research Committee 2009 - 2013

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations