Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Diabetes Center
  • General Endocrinology
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acromegaly
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
  • Amenorrhea
  • Androgen Deficiency (Low Testosterone)
  • Androgen Excess
  • Beta-cell disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Empty sella
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Fasting hypoglycemia
  • Flushing Syndromes
  • Galactorrhea
  • Goiter
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Growth hormone excess
  • Gynecomastia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypophysitis
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary Cysts
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary stalk lesions
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Prolactin Excess States
  • Prolactinoma
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism
  • Reactive hypoglycemia
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid and pregnancy
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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Biography

About Allen Laurence Kennedy, MD, FRCP

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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2009

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Florida College of Medicine - Shands Medical Center
Endocrinology
Gainesville, FL USA
1980

Residency - Royal Victoria Hospital
Endocrinology & Diabetes
Belfast,
1978

Residency - Belfast City Hospital
General Medicine
Belfast,
1976

Residency - Royal Victoria Hospital
Medicine/Cardiology
Belfast,
1975

Internship - Royal Victoria Hospital
Jr. House Officer
Belfast,
1973

Medical School - Queens University of Belfast Faculty of Medicine
Belfast,
1972

Additional Training

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

Professional Highlights

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

Certifications

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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

Memberships

  • American Diabetes Association
  • Endocrine Society
  • Pituitary Society
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 1/23/2017, 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about 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.
  • Corcept Therapeutics, 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

133 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2017

Everything is always explained and they make sure you completely understand everything.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2017

Dr. Kennedy is probably the smartest and best doctor I have ever visited in my life---------------

Reviewed on May 15, 2017

Have been his patient for fifteen yeArs. Dr Kennedy has kept me in very good health.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2017

Dr. Kennedy answered all my questions and concerns. I am a very anxious person when it comes to doctors appointments and he was so understanding and patient with me.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

Can't say enough about this doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2017

Dr. Kennedy always shows concern for my health, and follows up with me after my appointments.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2017

Here is a perfect example of a doctor a owning there work. Dr. Kennedy truly cares about his patients and the integraty of his profession.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2017

Dr. Kennedy is so compassionate to me and my diagnosis. He always reviews case with me, asks for feed-back and truly listens to my concerns. During the year when I had questions he promptly returned calls. He listened very intently to concerns and resolved all prescription need. And politely apologized for any issues I encountered.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2017

very thorough and clear

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2017

Dr. Lawrence gave very detailed step by step directions as to what was going to happen once I left, including blood work, results, meds, etc. I knew exactly what to expect and felt at ease when I left the office. He is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2016

good experience

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2016

Dr. Kennedy always explains things to me - what he's doing during the exam, what tests need to be done, why they need to be done, what results could typically show, etc. He's an enormous help to me.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2016

All good experiences. Thank you God bless you.