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Allan Laurence Kennedy, MD, FRCP

216.444.6568

Allan Laurence Kennedy, MD, FRCP
Department: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Department Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code F20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
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Allan Laurence Kennedy, MD, FRCP
Department: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Location: Ashtabula County Medical Center
2420 Lake Avenue
Ashtabula, OH 44004
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Allan Laurence Kennedy, MD, FRCP
Department: Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.0007
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Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Laurence Kennedy has been appointed as Chairman of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Department as of April 2009.

Dr Kennedy graduated from medical school at Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1972. He completed his medical residency and clinical endocrine training at the teaching hospitals in Belfast before coming to the US in 1978 as a research fellow in endocrinology at University of Florida, Gainesville. His research was in the field of glycation of proteins "hemoglobin, plasma proteins, collagen" and the relationship with complications of diabetes mellitus.

After returning to Belfast in 1980 he was on the faculty of the Royal Victoria Hospital, the main teaching hospital in Belfast, where he continued his clinical research activities in the diabetes field and also in pituitary disease and Cushing's syndrome.

He returned to the US in the mid 1990s, and was Chief of the Endocrine Division at the University of Florida for approximately 10 years.

Dr Kennedy has approximately 100 original publications in peer-reviewed journals. He previously served as Chair of the Grant Review Committee of the American Diabetes Association, and is on the Editorial Board of Diabetes Care.

Professional Highlights

  • Chair, American Diabetes Association Grant Review Committee
  • Editorial Board, Diabetes Care

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Florida College of Medicine - Shands Medical Center
Endocrinology
Gainesville, FL USA
1980
Residency - Royal Victoria Hospital
Endocrinology & Diabetes
Belfast Ireland
1978
Residency - Belfast City Hospital
General Medicine
Belfast Ireland
1976
Residency - Royal Victoria Hospital
Medicine/Cardiology
Belfast Ireland
1975
Internship - Royal Victoria Hospital
Jr. House Officer
Belfast Ireland
1973
Medical School - Queens University of Belfast Faculty of Medicine
Belfast Ireland
1972

Certifications

  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh- Endocrinology

Specialty Interests

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Cushing's Syndrome, Acromegaly, Hypopituitarism, Hyperprolactinemia/Prolactinoma, Hypogonadism, Hypothyroidism, Aldosteronism/Conn's Syndrome, Grave's Disease

Awards & Honors

  • 2007 Award as Exemplary Teacher, University of Florida
  • 2006 Award as Exemplary Teacher, University of Florida
  • 2005 Award as Exemplary Teacher, University of Florida
  • 1994 Honeyman-Gillespie Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
  • 1990 Elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London
  • 1988 Elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • 1988 Elected to membership of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 1985 Elected as the inaugural  Irish Endocrine Society Nordisk Lecturer

Additional Training

  • Clinical Endocrinology Training - Belfast, Northern Ireland Research
  • Fellowship in Endocrinology - University of Florida

Memberships

  • American Diabetes Association
  • Endocrine Society
  • Pituitary Society
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Diabetes Center
  • General Endocrinology
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/11/2013, Dr. Kennedy has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Kennedy receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Pfizer, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English