Kennedy, Gary J. 1948–

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Kennedy, Gary J. 1948–


Born November 1, 1948, in Dallas, TX; married Jenny McCord, 1969. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of Texas at Austin, B.A. (cum laude), 1970; University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, M.D., 1975. Hobbies and other interests: Gardening, running, swimming, theater, music, reading (especially ancient military and Greek history).


Office—Department of Psychiatry, Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th St., Bronx, NY 10467-2490; fax: 718-920-6538. E-mail—[email protected].


University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio intern; Veterans Administration, resident at Bexar County and Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospitals, San Antonio; Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College, of Medicine, Bronx, NY, instructor, 1979-84, assistant professor, 1984-89, currently professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, research fellow in division of aging and geriatric psychiatry, 1982-84. Montefiore Medical Center, research fellow in liaison-psychosomatic psychiatry, 1979-81, assistant attending physician, 1979-88, psychobiology research fellow, 1980-82, head of psychiatry section for geriatric associates program, 1984—, currently director of division of geriatric psychiatry and fellowship training program.

Bronx Psychiatric Center, member of ethics committee, 1992-95, and supervising psychiatrist for geriatric unit; Beth Abraham Hospital, member of ethics committee, 1994-96. Member of mental health advisory committee for geriatric training, New York Office of Mental Health and New York State Technical Advisory Group on Mental Health Services in Nursing Homes, both 1989; State of New York, member of Department of Health Work Group on Research involving Human Subjects Incapable of Providing Informed Consent, 1997-98; New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, member of advisory board on improvement of communications about end-of-life care in New York City nursing homes, 2000. Hastings Center Institute of Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences, member of research group, 1986-87; Hodson Community Center, member of board of directors, 1990-93; Visiting Nurse Services, member of community mental health advisory board, 1990-97; Association of the Bar of the City of New York, member of committee on legal problems of the aging, 1990-97, and committee on bioethical issues, 1995-97; City of New York Human Resources Administration, member of protective services for adults advisory committee, 1990-93; New York City Long Term Care Ethics Network, member of board of directors, 1997. Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, board chair, 2005-07; American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, member. New York University, member of expert panel for determination of decision-making capacity, 1995-96; Doctor-Proxy Relationship, member of national advisory board, 1997-98; Project Supporting and Facilitating Proxy Decision Making, member of national advisory board, 1997-98; National Knowledge Improvement Foundation, member of expert panel for guidelines on agitation in the elderly, 1997; consultant to New York State Office of Court Administration. Member of editorial board, "Clinical and Experimental Psychiatry" (monograph series), Wiley (New York, NY); and Primary Psychiatry (periodical).


International Psychogeriatric Association, North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology, American Psychiatric Association (member of council on aging, 1988-98), American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (president of board of directors, 2002), Gerontological Society of America, American Public Health Association, American Geriatrics Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Brazilian Society for Geriatrics and Gerontology (honorary member), New York Academy of Medicine (fellow), New York Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society (member of board of directors, 1993-95), Inter-University Consortium for Academic Psychogeriatrics.


Travel fellow in Israel and England, U.S. World Health Organization, 1983; grant from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1984; fellow, Brookdale Center on Aging, Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1989; Community Service Award, Bronx Geriatric Mental Health Committee, 1990; cited as one of the "best doctors in New York," New York, 1991, 1996, 1998-2000; citation for one of the best books of the year on gerontology, American Journal of Nursing, 2000, for Geriatric Mental Health Care: A Treatment Guide for Health Professionals; additional grants from National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Julia and Leo Forchheimer Foundation, Resnick Gerontology Center, New York State Department of Health, Health Care Fund of United Jewish Appeal, Irving Weinstein Foundation, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Pfizer, Inc., and J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation.


(With M.Z. Goldstein, C.C. Colenda, H. Van Dooren, and others) Selected Models of Practice in Geriatric Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association (Washington, DC), 1993.

(Editor and contributor) Suicide and Depression in Late Life: Critical Issues in Treatment, Research, and Public Policy, Wiley (New York, NY), 1996.

(Editor in chief) Geriatric Psychiatry Self-assessment Program, Kendall/Hunt (Dubuque, IA), 1999.

Geriatric Mental Health Care: A Treatment Guide for Health Professionals, Guilford Press (New York, NY), 2000.

Contributor to books, including Folk Medicine and Herbal Healing, edited by G. Meyer, K. Blum, and J. Cull, C.C. Thomas (Springfield, IL), 1981; Psychiatry, edited by Robert Michels, Arnold M. Cooper, and others, Lippincott (Philadelphia, PA), 1993; Clinics in Geriatric Medicine: Geriatric Emergency Care, edited by Lidia Pousada, Saunders (Philadelphia, PA), 1993; and Handbook of Religion and Mental Health, edited by Harold Koenig, Academic Press (San Diego, CA), 1998. Contributor to academic and medical journals, including Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Psychosomatic Medicine, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Community Health, Journal of Gerontology, Psychiatric Services, Resident and Staff Physician, International Journal of Mental Health, Current Opinion in Psychiatry, and Academic Psychiatry.



Psychiatric Services, March, 2001, Stephen L. Pinals, review of Geriatric Mental Health Care: A Treatment Guide for Health Professionals, pp. 393-394.

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