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Karen Kennedy, M.D. Joins MUCFA Board

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

Born in 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Kennedy is the daughter of distinguished Mico Teachers’ College (now The Mico University College) 1966 Graduate, Earle B. Kennedy.


  • 1992 - B. Sc., Biology; B. A., Philosophy, Binghamton University (formerly State University of New York at Binghamton), Binghamton, NY.

  • 1997 - Doctor of Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

  • 1998 ObGyn Resident, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY.

  • 1999 - Chief Resident in last year, Resident doctor training completed at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Family Medicine Residency. Served 1 month of International Medicine clerkship at an under-served clinic in Kingston, Jamaica the year prior while in residency.

Professional Experience

  • Horizon Family Medical Group in Goshen, NYAssociate Program Director, The Brooklyn Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program in Brooklyn, NYLocum Tenens Family Physician in New York and MichiganFamily Physician, Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP) West Michigan

  • 2010 - Various committees including but not limited to the Ethics Committee, office Electronic Health Record Champion, Regional Opioid Task Force, Primary Care Recruitment team

  • 2011 - 2017 Lead Physician, MHPP Browning Claytor Health Center.

  • 2015 - Medical Director, MHPP Community Benefit Ministry and Wege Family Practice Private

  • 2016 - Family Medicine Board Re-Certification

  • 2019 - Chair, MHPP Regional Service Excellence Committee


  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center board participation: Graduate Medical Education Committee, Forms Committee, Chair of Ambulatory Electronic Health Record development.

  • Emergency Room Committee Volunteer Physician at Mile 11 of the New York Marathon

  • Participant, American Heart Association Full Marathon.

  • Hawaii Participant in various 10K’s and 5K’s.

  • National Health Service Corps Family Physician participant.

  • Vice President, West Michigan Medical Society (branch of the National Medical Association)

  • Multiple speaking engagements and article submissions to the Grand Valley State University’s West Michigan Health Care Economic Forecast.

  • Grand Rapids African American Health Initiative, local church health presentations, and local newspapers.

  • Michigan State University Broad College of Business Executive Leadership Development Certificate.

  • Board Member, Mico University College Foundation of America.

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