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John G. Kennedy, MD

John G. Kennedy MD, Mch, MMSc, FFSEM, FRCS (Orth)

Lower Limb, Foot & Ankle, Cartilage Restoration, Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Kennedy is a world renowned Foot and Ankle surgeon, and a leading expert in cartilage injuries. He co-founded the ICCRA, which has since set the gold standard in treatment alogorithms for ankle cartilage surgery. His interests include regenerative medicine and minimally invasive Nano-arthroscopy. Dr. Kennedy was the first surgeon to perform in-office Nano-arthroscopy. Currently, he is the chief of the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Director of the Foot and Ankle Center at NYU Langone Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Kennedy continues to train surgeons from around the world and his research team has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and presented over 2000 times around the globe.

Dr. Kennedy's interest in sports medicine of the lower limb is generated by a long personal history in sports, where he competed at National and International levels in track, rugby, fencing, and water skiing. As part of his Fellowship year, Dr. Kennedy was involved as an assistant team physician to Boston College Football in 1994-95. Since then, he has been involved in the treatment of both recreational athletes as well as elite athletes from the New York Giants, New York Metro Stars, Manhattan Rugby, the National Basketball Players Association, the National Basketball Referees Association, and the National Hockey League Players Association.

Dr. Kennedy's involvement in all aspects of lower limb sports injuries has led him to publish articles on soccer injuries, running injuries, cycling injuries, ballet injuries, and ankle instability following sports injuries. He has published close to 300 peer-reviewed articles. Read more about Dr. Kennedy on his personal websites,

Special Interests

  • Nano Arthroscopy and Tendoscopy
  • Innovative Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Orthobiologics including PRP, Fat Stem Cells and Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate (CMBA)
  • Sports Injuries including Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries of the Foot & Ankle
  • Repair of Osteochondral Lesions


  • Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Chief Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery, NYU Langone Health


  • Fellow Ad Eundem of The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine – Royal College of Surgeons, 2017
  • Wounded Warrior Award for outstanding service and dedication to the wounded soldiers, July 2009
  • Fellow of Royal Academy of Medicine, 1997
  • Masters in Surgery, 1997
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons, 1993
  • Masters Medical Science (Physiology), 1991

Top 1% of All Orthopedic Researchers

John G. Kennedy

Dr. John Kennedy stands out as one of the preeminent figures in orthopedic research, ranking within the top 1% of orthopedic researchers in the United States. His groundbreaking contributions to the field, particularly in foot and ankle research, solidify his status as a luminary in orthopedics. Dr. Kennedy's innovative work, highlighted by Avant-garde Health, showcases his unwavering commitment to advancing the understanding and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. His expertise spans a wide array of orthopedic domains, with a specific focus on foot and ankle pathology, where he has consistently pushed the boundaries of knowledge. Through his prolific research output and dedication to improving patient outcomes, Dr. Kennedy continues to shape the landscape of orthopedic medicine, earning him recognition as one of the foremost authorities in the field.

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John G. Kennedy, MD
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