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Robert M. Kennedy, MD

Current Position
Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Director, Educational Affairs Emergency Services


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital Emergency Care Unit
One Children's Place, First Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6111
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pain research, pain management for fracture reduction, facial laceration management in preschool children

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Emergency Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 1976
Medical Degree: Medical College Of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, 1980
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1983
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Liu J, Zeng L, Kennedy RM, Gruenig NM, Childs SJ. βPix plays a dual role in cerebral vascular stability and angiogenesis, and interacts with integrin αvβ8. Dev Biol. 2012 Mar 1;363(1):95-105.

Giffin NA, Kennedy RM, Jones ME, Barber CA. Varsity athletes have lower 2D:4D ratios than other university students. J Sports Sci. 2012;30(2):135-8.

Green SM, Roback MG, Kennedy RM, Krauss B. Clinical practice guideline for emergency department ketamine dissociative sedation: 2011 update. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 May;57(5):449-61.

Green SM, Roback MG, Krauss B; Emergency Department Ketamine Meta-Analysis Study Group. Laryngospasm during emergency department ketamine sedation: a case-control study. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Nov;26(11):798-802.

Yu J, Fulcher AS, Wang DB, Turner MA, Ha JD, McCulloch M, Kennedy RM 4th, Malhotra AK, Halvorsen RA. Frequency and importance of small amount of isolated pelvic free fluid detected with multidetector CT in male patients with blunt trauma. Radiology. 2010 Sep;256(3):799-805.

Kennedy RM, Davis SD, Micka JA, DeWerd LA. Experimental and Monte Carlo determination of the TG-43 dosimetric parameters for the model 9011 THINSeed brachytherapy source. Med Phys. 2010 Apr;37(4):1681-8.

Green SM, Roback MG, Krauss B; Emergency Department Ketamine Meta-analysis Study Group. Anticholinergics and ketamine sedation in children: a secondary analysis of atropine versus glycopyrrolate. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Feb;17(2):157-62.

Green SM, Roback MG, Krauss B, Brown L, McGlone RG, Agrawal D, McKee M, Weiss M, Pitetti RD, Hostetler MA, Wathen JE, Treston G, Garcia Pena BM, Gerber AC, Losek JD; Emergency Department Ketamine Meta-Analysis Study Group. Predictors of emesis and recovery agitation with emergency department ketamine sedation: an individual-patient data meta-analysis of 8,282 children. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Aug;54(2):171-80.e1-4.

Green SM, Roback MG, Krauss B, Brown L, McGlone RG, Agrawal D, McKee M, Weiss M, Pitetti RD, Hostetler MA, Wathen JE, Treston G, Garcia Pena BM, Gerber AC, Losek JD; Emergency Department Ketamine Meta-Analysis Study Group. Predictors of airway and respiratory adverse events with ketamine sedation in the emergency department: an individual-patient data meta-analysis of 8,282 children. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Aug;54(2):158-68.e1-4.

Bhatt M, Kennedy RM, Osmond MH, Krauss B, McAllister JD, Ansermino JM, Evered LM, Roback MG; Consensus Panel on Sedation Research of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) and the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Consensus-based recommendations for standardizing terminology and reporting adverse events for emergency department procedural sedation and analgesia in children. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Apr;53(4):426-435.e4.

Barrett SD, Bridges AJ, Dudley DT, Saltiel AR, Fergus JH, Flamme CM, Delaney AM, Kaufman M, LePage S, Leopold WR, Przybranowski SA, Sebolt-Leopold J, Van Becelaere K, Doherty AM, Kennedy RM, Marston D, Howard WA Jr, Smith Y, Warmus JS, Tecle H. The discovery of the benzhydroxamate MEK inhibitors CI-1040 and PD 0325901. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2008 Dec 15;18(24):6501-4.

Leahy S, Kennedy RM, Hesselgrave J, Gurwitch K, Barkey M, Millar TF. On the front lines: lessons learned in implementing multidisciplinary peripheral venous access pain-management programs in pediatric hospitals. Pediatrics. 2008 Nov;122 Suppl 3:S161-70.

Kennedy RM, Luhmann J, Zempsky WT. Clinical implications of unmanaged needle-insertion pain and distress in children. Pediatrics. 2008 Nov;122 Suppl 3:S130-3.

Charney RL, Yan Y, Schootman M, Kennedy RM, Luhmann JD. Oxycodone versus codeine for triage pain in children with suspected forearm fracture: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Sep;24(9):595-600.

Mace SE, Brown LA, Francis L, Godwin SA, Hahn SA, Howard PK, Kennedy RM, Mooney DP, Sacchetti AD, Wears RL, Clark RM; EMSC Panel on Critical Issues in the Sedation of Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department. Clinical policy: critical issues in the sedation of pediatric patients in the emergency department. J Emerg Nurs. 2008 Jun;34(3):e33-107.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Robert M. Kennedy.


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