Dr. John Sargent Kennedy , MD

General Surgery

(404) 508-4320

DeKalb Surgical Associates
2665 n decatur rd Ste 730
Decatur, GA 30033


Dr. Kennedy received his medical degree from Temple Medical School in Philadelphia and completed a surgical residency and chief surgical residency at Emory University's affiliated hospitals. He is board certified in surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). Dr. Kennedy is also a member of the DeKalb Medical Society, Medical Association of Georgia, Georgia Surgical Society, Atlanta Surgical Association, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, and Southeastern Surgical Congress, among others. He is a past President of the Georgia Surgical Society, and the DeKalb Medical Society. He also has served as the Quality Integration chairman for the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, as well as their Executive Committee. He continues to serve on a review committee for the Alliance national oncology group, evaluating potential new clinical trials in cancer. He also served as the Chief of Staff of DeKalb Medical Center from 2008-10. In 2010, Dr. Kennedy was named a Distinguished Cancer Scholar by the Georgia Cancer Coalition, and has been named a Top Doc by the Atlanta Magazine for the past three years, as well as by the US News and World Report. He is certified in Breast Ultrasound and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy by the American Society of Breast Surgeons, one of only a few surgeons in Atlanta with these credentials. Dr. Kennedy is a member of the medical staffs of DeKalb Medical and Decatur Hospital, and has been in the private practice of surgery in Decatur since 1987. He has a special interest in the treatment of breast diseases, and in minimally invasive parathyroid and thyroid surgery. He holds a patent for a surgical device to treat breast cancer. Dr. Kennedy and his wife Kay live in Stone Mountain. Kay is a Registered Nurse, with a Master's Degree from Emory University. They have two children, Rachel and Michael. They are members of Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer in Snellville. Dr. Kennedy enjoys tennis, boating, and water skiing in his spare time.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 37 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: Temple University School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1982

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Northside Hospital
  • Northside Hospital
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Dekalb Medical At North Decatur
  • Northside Hospital Forsyth
  • Dekalb Medical At North Decatur
  • Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center

Specialties: General Surgery

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
  • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
  • BCBS GA Pathway X Enhanced POS
  • BCBS GA Pathway X Ind Direct Access
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry CoventryOne - GA
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Atlanta HMOx
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Kennedy's Office Information

Fax: (404) 450-8411
Website: dekalbsurgical.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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