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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke University Hospital
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Durham, NC USA

Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Nashville, TN USA

Medical Education - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN USA

Undergraduate - Duke University
AB, Chemistry and French
Durham, NC USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Lucy Boyce Kennedy, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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. 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, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/20/2023, Dr. Kennedy has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

151 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Kennedy was awesome throughout my entire tenure of immunotherapy treatments. Her intellect and emphathy are her 2 great great qualities.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Every encounter I have with Dr. Kennedy is terrific. Thorough, easily explains answers to my questions, patient and empathetic. She is as excited as I am as we make recovery progress. My wife and family are truly impressed and of course, thankful!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Kennedy was beyond amazing. Her calmness made me calm , her confidence in my plan made me feel hopeful and her compassion shows she truly cares about my care!!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr Kennedy is always very direct and helpful. She knows the importance of helping me understand my options and has gone above and beyond to ensure I am OK before I leave.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr. Kennedys office is extraordinarily responsive.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

I LOVE LUCY!Since she took over for Dr. Funchain after my long battle with Metastatic Melanoma along with 3 other cancers, she took a good (new look) at my history. She gave me statistics of my position and I left the CC feeling really good.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Kennedy truly treated us with compassion, she spent time explaining the diagnosis, available treatments (including possible clinical trials). Her wealth of knowledge and ability to articulate that information to us was greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Kennedy was extremely through in her explanation of all treatment plans that was available, and was able to explain the benefits and side effects of each.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr Kennedy and Dr Tufaro worked well together while we was there and they continued to work together after we left to assure I was getting the best treatment when I returned home.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

I am very pleased with the care I receive from *Dr. Kennedy.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

As always, Dr. Kennedy is patient and understanding. She gives me confidence.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr Kennedy is always friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. She takes your input very seriously and makes your condition easier to deal with.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Was kind, caring and very professional

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Lab staff, Dr. Kennedy and staff and the treatment are just terrific! Attentive, caring e and good sense of urgency. The only issue, each time I come in for treatment is the time the infusion drug, Keytruda, is ordered, developed and sent from the pharmacy to my treatment room. I have had 5 treatments and each time I have been in, we have in the treatment area 35-45 minutes for the drug to be delivered. That Is really unnecessary when I arrive for lab work, then a doctor's visit, then an infusion treatment, that take 3-1/2-4 hours total, each visit.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Kennedy is the best

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Everything we discussed she was very positive and gave me confidence.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

This was my first time meeting Dr Kennedy as I was switching providers. She came highly recommended from a friend. I'm glad I was able to get in to see her. I'm nearing the end of my time needing to see a provider since I'm further out from my original treatments now but I felt like she was still invested in providing quality care. Be sure to keep her around. She is an asset to that department.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Kennedy listens, answers all of my questions and explains things thoroughly. She is patient and is never hurried.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Kennedy is exceptionally bright and works very hard at her job to help her patients. She is a super addition to the clinic. The whole team work very well together.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Kennedy was late getting to me & rushed everything through. Not a very good 1st impression

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Extremely professional and detailed explanation of my current situation. Pleased beyond any expectations I would recommend Dr Kennedy and Cleveland to any one as I have been doing thank you from the bottom of my h e art

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr Kennedy is our main Dr extremely professional explained things so we could understand . Great person to be In charge of your well being Very much appreciated great person

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

One of the best doctor I ever had easy to talk to caring

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