Dr. Kennedy is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease since 1999 and board certified in Internal Medicine since 1995. He received his medical degree from Dartmouth/Brown Program Med and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the harbor UCLA Medical Center, where he gained expertise in his field. He is the Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness at Marina del Rey Hospital, and is on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association. Dr. Kennedy’s special interest is stress and how it adversely affects a person’s delicate cardiovascular system. Dr. Kennedy emphasizes that heart disease affects many of us and starts early with early signs seen in our children. Recognizing the growing prevalence of the disease which has been shown to start at a young age, Dr. Kennedy also lectures to children about the importance of diet, exercise and stress management.

Conditions Dr. John Kennedy Treats at Marina del Rey Hospital

  • Angina
  • Heart Attack
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Congenital heart defect
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmias
  • Heart valve disease

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Unicare

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Dartmouth/Brown Program Med


Harbor UCLA Med Center


Harbor UCLA Med Center


Harbor UCLA Med Center

Honors & Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Heart Association American Heart Association
  • Publications & Media

    • The American Red Cross Hemovigilance Program: Advancing the Safety of Blood Donation and Transfusion.

      Journal Immunohematology / American Red Cross

    • Emotional Expression on a Profile: Feature Height, Mouth Angle, and Tilt.

      Journal Attention, Perception & Psychophysics

    • The Relative Safety of Automated Two-unit Red Blood Cell Procedures and Manual Whole-blood Collection in Young Donors.

      Journal Transfusion

    • Bacterial Screening of Apheresis Platelets and the Residual Risk of Septic Transfusion Reactions: the American Red Cross Experience (2004-2006).

      Journal Transfusion

    • Viewpoint and Orientation Influence Picture Recognition in the Blind.

      Journal Perception

    • Establishing an Ethical Climate in Support of Research Integrity: Efforts and Activities of the American Sociological Association.

      Journal Science and Engineering Ethics