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Physician, Division of Sports Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Dr. Kennedy is a physician in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. She joined Cincinnati Children's in 2018 from Nationwide Children's Hospital where she was team physician for a local high school and assistant team physician for Ohio Dominican University. She graduated medical school from The Ohio State University and moved to Phoenix, AZ where she completed a residency in pediatrics and worked as an Urgent Care physician. She completed her sports medicine fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH.

Dr. Kennedy is team physician for Western Hills University High School, Gilbert A. Dater High School and James N. Gamble Montessori School and strives to provide the best care to her patient's and athletes.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric musculoskeletal injuries; injury prevention; athlete wellness

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine

My Locations

My Education

MD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2013.

Residency: Pediatrics, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 2016.

Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2018.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2016; Sports Medicine, 2018.

My Publications

Symptomatic Neck Pain: A Case Series of 2 Female Adolescent Athletes. Kennedy, M; Ravindarin, R; Valasek, AE. Clinical Pediatrics. 2019; 58:9922818821881-373.