Robert J. Kennedy, MD, FACS
Dr. Kennedy earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. and his bachelor’s degree in History, with honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. He completed his postgraduate training in Baltimore, MD having done an internship in Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, his residency in Ophthalmology at Maryland
General Hospital and a Retina Fellowship at The Wilmer Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
He served as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Ellis Hospital for twenty years. He was also Chief of Staff at Ellis Hospital and served on their Board of Governors for eleven years.
Dr. Kennedy is a Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He holds memberships in numerous medical societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology where he served as a Councilor, the New York State Ophthalmological Society where he served on the Governing board and was president for two years, the Schenectady County Medical Society where he served as president and the American College of Surgeons. He currently serves on the Board of MVMA (Mohawk Valley Medical Associates).
He has a special interest in the treatment of retinal diseases and specifically macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.