Dr. Kennedy is a Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kennedy completed his medical school training at the Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. After this initial medical training, Dr. Kennedy completed his internship and residency at the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Kennedy then completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine in the same division he would later join as a faculty member. Dr. Kennedy is a supporter of the Birmingham VA Medical Center and has testified before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs to display the need for ongoing support and appreciation for the facility and its programs.