John G. Kennedy, MD, renowned for his work in the surgical treatment of foot and ankle injuries, has been appointed the new chief of the Foot and Ankle Division in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and Director of the Foot and Ankle Center at NYU Langone Health. He joined NYU Langone in January, where he holds the title of professor of orthopedic surgery at NYU School of Medicine.
Kennedy brings to NYU Langone a special interest in articular cartilage injury and joint preservation. He has been a leader in minimally invasive, arthroscopic treatments of cartilage injuries of the ankle and smaller joints of the foot. An award-winning researcher, Kennedy and his team collaborate on National Institutes of Health (NIH) research into cartilage regeneration and work with several international universities, investigating basic science and clinical outcomes in cartilage regenerations, tendon healing, and bone growth. These collaborations have resulted in more than 200 publications in medical journals and more than 500 podium presentations worldwide.
Kennedy is an alumnus of the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. In 2002, he started the first subspecialty foot and ankle sports injury clinic in New York City. Most recently, Kennedy spent the past 17 years as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School, and as an assistant attending physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, both of which are located in New York City. In addition, Kennedy serves as co-president of the International Society on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle, which last year established the International Consensus Meeting on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle to standardize ankle cartilage treatment algorithms.