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Melanie Kennedy, MD, FAAP

  • Physician, Division of Sports Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



As a pediatric sports medicine physician, I treat musculoskeletal injuries and sports-related concussions in children and adolescents. I also specialize in injury prevention and wellness.

I’ve always enjoyed working with young people and chose this career because I believed I could make a more significant difference with pediatric patients compared to adults.

Before joining Cincinnati Children’s in 2018, I was the assistant team physician for Ohio Dominican University. I’m currently the team physician for Western Hills University High School, Gilbert A. Dater High School and James N. Gamble Montessori School.

In each of these positions, I work hard to provide individualized care to my patients.

When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, running and traveling.

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A Hockey Player with Persistent Low Back Pain and Hamstring Inflexibility: Enthesitis-Related JIA. Kennedy, M; Logan, K. Back Pain in the Young Child and Adolescent. 2021.

Increasing Primary Care Follow-up after Preparticipation Physical Evaluations. Kennedy, M; Comer, F; Young, JA; Valasek, AE. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2020; 5.

Symptomatic Neck Pain: A Case Series of 2 Female Adolescent Athletes. Kennedy, M; Ravindarin, R; Valasek, AE. Clinical Pediatrics. 2019; 58:371-373.

From the Blog

Winter Sports Injuries: What You Need to Know
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By Melanie Kennedy1/11/2022

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