Melissa A. Kennedy, MD

Melissa A. Kennedy, MD

Melissa A. Kennedy, MD, is a Board Certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: C. Difficile, Fecal Microbiota Transplant, Common gastrointestinal conditions in infants and children, Inflammatory bowel disease, Allergic disorders
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia, S. Goddard Blvd.; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley
Phone: 215-590-3630

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY

Internship

Pediatrics - Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Residency

Pediatrics - Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY (Chief Resident)

Fellowship

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Abstracts

2011

Kennedy M, Horner A, Boetang L, LeGuen C, Zahm A, Hand N, Friedman JR: The role of microRNA in cholestasis. The Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases and the Division of Gastroenterology, 12th Annual Symposium, Poster April 2011.

Kennedy M, Hand N, LeGuen C, Friedman JR: microRNA regulatory pathways in cholestasis. The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Annual meeting, Oral presentation October 2011.

Kennedy M, Hand N, LeGuen C, Friedman JR: microRNA regulatory pathways in cholestasis. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.  The Liver Meeting November 2011.

Books

Chapters

2012

Kennedy M, Collins J: Appendicitis. Five Minute Pediatric Consult. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2012.

2011

Kennedy M, Friedman J. Disorders of the pancreas. In: Florin TA, Ludwig S, editors. Netter's pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2011.

Kennedy M, Friedman J. Constipation. In: Florin TA, Ludwig S, editors. Netter's pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2011.

Kennedy M, Friedman JR: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The Five-Minute Pediatric Consult. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011.

Kennedy M, Liacouras C: Meckel's Diverticulum. Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics. Elsevier, 2011.

Kennedy M, Liacouras C: Intussusception. Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics. Elsevier, 2011.

Kennedy M, Mascarenhas M: Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth. The NASPGHAN Fellow's concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. CCGMP 2011.

2009

Kennedy MC, Friedman JR: Caroli Disease. eMedicine from Web MD October 2009.

Kennedy MC, Friedman RJ: Cholelithiasis. eMedicine from Web MD April 2009.

Posters and Presentations

2009

Kennedy M, Russo P, Nance M, Graham R. Gastric polyps in Menkes disease associated with gastrointestinal bleeding and outlet obstruction [poster]. NASPGHAN Clinical Vignettes; 2009 Nov 12-14; National Harbor, MD.

Awards and Honors

2016, GI Fellows Teaching Faculty Honor Roll, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2011, Second prize, Basic Science, Simon A. Komarov Research Competition, Philadelphia Gastroenterology Training Group
2009-2011, Pediatric GI/Nutrition T32 Trainee
2006, Procter and Gamble Teaching and Tomorrow Program at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting
1995-1999, Dean's list, Cornell University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2016-present, Fellows' Clinic Preceptor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
2015-present, Clinical Case Conference Leader, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

International

2008-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition