Dr Andrew Kennedy
Andrew is a General Paediatrician and Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Physician. He is passionate about young people’s health and enjoys helping children and teenagers manage a variety of complex health issues. His approach is to look at all aspects of health: physical, mental and social and to put the young person at the centre of the consultation, however the family will also be extensively involved. Teenagers and older patients will be seen for part of the consultation on their own, if they are comfortable with that, whereas younger children will be seen with parents. Young adults (over 18) of course have the option of attending on their own.
In 2018 he was officially credentialed in the newly created specialty of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (AYAM) through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) due to his longstanding experience in the field making him one of the first paediatricians in Australia to be so recognised. He previously held leadership roles in the Adolescent Medicine departments in Children’s Hospitals in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and was the Clinical Director Adolescent Health in Justice Health NSW until April 2017. He was Vice President of the Australian Association for Adolescent Health (AAAH) from 2012 – 2016 and chair of the Adolescent and Young Adult Health Committee at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) 2013 – 2016. He has published more than a dozen research papers and authored several book chapters on adolescent health as well as presenting on the topic of youth health at conferences locally and internationally.
His areas of specialty interest include:
- ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD), LEARNING and BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS
- POST VIRAL/CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
- DEPRESSION and ANXIETY
- CHRONIC ILLNESS
- SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ISSUES
- CHRONIC PAIN AND SOMATAFORM DISORDERS
- HIGH RISK TEENAGERS
- EATING DISORDERS
- AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
- GENDER DYSPHORIA
Further information can be found at www.drandrewkennedy.com