Dr Kennedy attended Medical School at the University of Queensland from 1979 completing his M.B.B.S. in 1984.
He did his internship and Junior House Officer jobs at Princess Alexandra Hospital before spending a year as a Senior House Officer at the Frenchay Plastic Surgery Unit in Bristol. He returned to Australia performing a year of General Surgery before beginning advanced training in Plastic Surgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital.
He finished his training with a year in London at Mount Vernon in 1992. As a Senior Registrar in a busy plastic surgical unit he covered the full gamut of plastic surgery procedures but specially focussed on facial reanimation surgery.
Dr Kennedy went on to do a Cosmetic Fellowship at the Wellington Hospital in London before returning to Australia to set up private practice in mid 1993. Since that time, he has worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Mater Adults Hospital in Brisbane and run a successful private practice specialising in the areas of facial and breast surgery.
Dr Kennedy is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Director of Medical Services and CEO at Pacific Day Surgery and the Head of Unit at the Mater Adults Hospital in Brisbane.