Robert M. Kennedy, M.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2341


  • BS, Georgia Institute of Technology1975
  • MD, Medical College of Georgia1980


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

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, Medical License 1982
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support 1984
  • AK, Medical License 1984
  • American Board of Pediatrics 1985
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (S.A.F.E.) - Provider 1986
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider / Instructor 1988
  • Advanced Burn Life Support 1989
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support - Instructor 1990
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1992
  • NC, Medical License 1992


  • 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 (8)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. 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 
  2. Nonpharmacologic Techniques for Distress Reduction During Emergency Medical Care: A Review Clin Ped Emerg Med. 2010;11(4):244-250. 
  3. 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 
  4. 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 
  5. 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 
  6. 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 
  7. 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. 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 
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