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 - Care & Treatment
  • Diabetes - Management
  • Diabetes Center
  • Endocrinology
  • General Endocrinology
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Insulin Pumps
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acromegaly
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
  • Amenorrhea
  • Androgen Deficiency (Low Testosterone)
  • Androgen Excess
  • Beta-cell disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes - Care & Treatment
  • Diabetes - Complications
  • Diabetes - Health Aspects
  • Diabetes - Management
  • Diabetes - Nutrition and Exercise
  • Diabetes - Prevention
  • Diabetes - Type 1
  • Diabetes - Type 2
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Empty sella
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Endocrine Hypertension
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Fasting hypoglycemia
  • Flushing Syndromes
  • Galactorrhea
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Growth hormone excess
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hemochromatosis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercortisolism
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypocortisolism
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypophysitis
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Low Testosterone
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome (MEN)
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Thyroid
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Paraganglioma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary Cysts
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Hormone Deficiency
  • 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
  • Thyroid Glands
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Tumor
  • Thyroidism
  • Thyroiditis
  • Underactive Thyroid
  • Vertebral Fractures
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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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


Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - Royal Victoria Hospital
Endocrinology & Diabetes

Residency - Belfast City Hospital
General Medicine

Residency - Royal Victoria Hospital

Internship - Royal Victoria Hospital
Jr. House Officer

Medical Education - Queens University of Belfast Faculty of Medicine

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


  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and 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


  • 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 10/15/2020, 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:

  • 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

156 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Kennedy was excellent, he listened to my questions and we had an excellent discussion about my health plan.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

I've received care many places due to complications with care from my Lukemia. The promptness, the thoroughness of Dar Majhail and Dr Kennedy was excellent!!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

My husband and I were overwhelmed with the hospital, we were treated great, and Dr. Kennedy was great too!!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Kennedy is a wonderful caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr Kennedy is a very caring Dr. He answered all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Desk F20, Dr. Kennedy, and staff were all excellent in providing treatment and service.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr. Kennedy listened to my concerns, answered my questions, and provided valuable advice and feedback during my appointment. I wish I would have come to him sooner.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Kennedy is wonderful and I will miss him when he is retired!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

i trust and respect dr. kennedy. he is a super doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr Kennedy is a fantastic physician. He was always there for me.much appreciated. tremendous care giver.really going to miss his counsel.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr Kennedy always gives us as much time as we need to answer any & all questions. I've never felt hurried or pushed to end our visits. He is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

I just wish Dr. Kennedy was young enough to keep working and not think about retiring.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

dr. Kennedy was awesome. he put me right at ease and thoroughly took the time to get to know me a little better and get my point of view and get my history. this was a consultation appointment for a second opinion and I thought he did a great job with me.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Great doctor.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

it was great to see Dr Kennedy on computer and be able to talk to him with his expertise and professionalism as always. he is exactly what I hope to find in a doctor that no question is unanswered and his knowledge yet he listened to my needs and helped me be cured of cushings disease.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr Kennedy is the BEST CARING and Knowledgeable

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. Kennedy is professional and courteous.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Kennedy was very thorough and listened to all of my questions.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

dr. Lawrence does a great job

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

outstanding service and physician .

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Kennedy is probably the most thorough and down to earth physician I've ever had. He has been able to help me far more than any other endocrinologist has.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

I was very grateful to still be able to have a doctors visit online. I loved it

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

very great doctor office. Dr. Kennedy is a awesome doctor. I can not ask for a better endrogronoligst.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Kennedy was referred to me. He met/exceeded the spectacular recommendation I received regarding his knowledge and his patient care

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Kennedy was prompt, thorough, and very personable. He also contacted me as soon as my test results were back. I felt very well taken care of by an experienced doctor. Thanks.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I inadvertently wrote about Dr. Kennedy in the first comment section.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

I think Both Doctor Kennedy and Ana Suckla are fantastic. Ana always goes the extra mile is compassionate and is an incredible nurse.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr.Kennedy is perfect. he is probably the best doctor I have ever had. He is personable and knowledgeable, dependable, caring and thorough. I am am thankful to have found him.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

This was only my first experience with this particular doctor, so I am not sure how things will turn out in the long run. However, if the first visit is any indication, then I feel very optimistic about this doctor and my case moving forward. Dr. Kennedy was for sure patient with me, and he explained things in a clear & concise way.

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