Laurence Kennedy MD, FRCP

Chairman, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Dr. Laurence Kennedy is an endocrinologist with more than 40 years' clinical and academic experience in the specialty, and served as Chairman of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, from 2009 to 2020.

He received his medical degree (MB, ChB, BAO) at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland before completing a residency and clinical endocrine training at teaching hospitals in Belfast and a research fellowship in endocrinology at University of Florida, Gainesville, where he focused on the field of glycation of proteins (hemoglobin, plasma proteins, collagen) and their relationship with complications of diabetes mellitus. Dr. Kennedy then returned to Belfast, joined the faculty of the Royal Victoria Hospital, and conducted clinical research in diabetes, pituitary disease, and Cushing's syndrome.

He returned to the United States in the late 1990s and was Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, serving as Chairman of the Endocrine Division there from 1998 to 2008 before taking the position of Endocrine Chairman at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Kennedy has been principal investigator for numerous clinical trials, including an NIH‐funded study investigating the impact of glycemic control and medical vs interventional surgery or angioplasty in type 2 diabetic patients with coronary artery disease. His clinical research and clinical trials interests in recent years have focused on Cushing syndrome and acromegaly.

He has been an Associate Editor of Diabetelogia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) and has served on the Editorial Boards of Diabetes Care and Pituitary. He has nearly 120 original publications in peer‐reviewed journals and was co‐author of The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Dynamic Endocrine Testing and Diabetes: Clinician's Desk Reference. Dr. Kennedy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh and London) and has been a member of the Endocrine Society (USA), Society for Endocrinology (UK), the American Diabetes Association (serving as Chair of the Grant Review Committee in 2008‐2009), and the British Diabetic Association (in which he served on the Research Committee and the Executive Committee).