Dr. James Kennedy, originally from Southwest Virginia, returned to the Commonwealth to practice pediatrics at RAHC. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources and a Master of Science in Application of Forestry from the University of Georgia, a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed his residency in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. A Board Certified Pediatrician, Dr. Kennedy joined RAHC’s team in 2016 with over 20 years of experience, including leading a team of physicians at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Kennedy is an advocate of preventive medicine and helping children and adolescents adopt healthy lifestyles early in life and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In his free time, Dr. Kennedy is a cycling enthusiast and enjoys hiking, camping, and being outdoors. He enjoys bicycling on the Blue Ridge Parkway.