Robert M. Kennedy, M.D.  kennedy@kids.wustl.edu

Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2341

Education

  • B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology1975
  • M.D., Medical College of Georgia1980

Training

  • Internship and Residency, St. Louis Children's Hospital1980 - 1983

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, Medical License1982
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support1984
  • AK, Medical License1984
  • American Board of Pediatrics1985
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (S.A.F.E.) - Provider1986
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider / Instructor1988
  • Advanced Burn Life Support1989
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support - Instructor1990
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty Pediatric Emergency Medicine1992
  • NC, Medical License1992

Honors

  • Selected by Peers for Inclusion in the First Edition of the Best Doctors in America: Central Region1996 - 2000
  • Emergency Department Physician of the Year, Emergency Nurses Association, Greater St. Louis Chapter2000
  • Selected by Peers in Best Doctors in America2003 - Pres

Recent Publications view all (15)


Publication Co-Authors

  1. Roback MG, Carlson DW, Babl FE, Kennedy RM. Update on pharmacological management of procedural sedation for children. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2016;29 Suppl 1:S21-35. PMID:26926332  
  2. Chinta SS, Schrock CR, McAllister JD, Jaffe DM, Liu J, Kennedy RM. Rapid administration technique of ketamine for pediatric forearm fracture reduction: a dose-finding study. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;65(6):640-648.e2. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.12.011  PMID:25595951  
  3. Green SM, Roback MG, Kennedy RM, Krauss B. Clinical practice guideline for emergency department ketamine dissociative sedation: 2011 update. Ann Emerg Med. 2011;57(5):449-461. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.11.030  PMID:21256625  
  4. Eldridge C, Kennedy R. Nonpharmacologic Techniques for Distress Reduction During Emergency Medical Care: A Review Clin Ped Emerg Med. 2010;11(4):244-250. 
  5. 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;26(11):798-802. doi:10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181fa8737  PMID:20944510  
  6. 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;17(2):157-162. doi:10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00634.x  PMID:20370745  
  7. 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;54(2):158-168.e1-4. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2008.12.011  PMID:19201064  
  8. 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;54(2):171-180.e1-4. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2009.04.004  PMID:19501426  
  9. McNaughton C, Zhou C, Robert L, Storrow A, Kennedy R. A randomized, crossover comparison of injected buffered lidocaine, lidocaine cream, and no analgesia for peripheral intravenous cannula insertion. Ann Emerg Med. 2009;54(2):214-220. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2008.12.025  PMID:19217695  
  10. 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;53(4):426-435.e4. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2008.09.030  PMID:19026467  
  11. Kennedy RM, Luhmann J, Zempsky WT. Clinical implications of unmanaged needle-insertion pain and distress in children. Pediatrics. 2008;122 Suppl 3:S130-3. doi:10.1542/peds.2008-1055e  PMID:18978006  
  12. 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;122 Suppl 3:S161-170. doi:10.1542/peds.2008-1055i  PMID:18978010  
  13. 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;24(9):595-600. doi:10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181850ca3  PMID:18772726  
  14. 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;34(3):e33-107. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2008.04.018  PMID:18558240  
  15. Gorelick M, Nagler J, Losek JD, Bajaj L, Green SM, Luhmann J, Kennedy R, Sacchetti A, Nelson D, Miner J, Pereira F. Pediatric Sedation Pearls Clin Pediatr Emerg Med. 2007;8(4):268-278. 
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