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J. Woody Kennedy, MD

"Plastic surgery builds self-confidence and enhances one's outlook on life. I am thankful to have the opportunity to be part of this experience and help my patients achieve their cosmetic goals."

dr-woody-kennedy-plastic-surgeon-chattanoogaJ. Woodfin (Woody) Kennedy, MD joined the Plastic Surgery Group and Hayes Hand Center in July 1997.  Dr. Kennedy is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a candidate member of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UT College of Medicine Chattanooga.

Dr. Kennedy has a special interest in cosmetic surgery of the breast and abdomen and treats a wide variety of hand problems through Hayes Hand Center.

Dr. Kennedy, a native of Alexander City, Alabama, is a graduate of Auburn University and The University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery Residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and his Plastic Surgery residency at The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. Following completion of his Plastic Surgery residency, he completed a residency in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Kennedy served as Erlanger Medical System’s Chief of Staff from 2011 through 2012 and is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority doing business as Erlanger Health Systems.  He is now serving as Past Chief of Staff at Erlanger Hospital.  Dr. Kennedy was the President of The Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society in 2014.  He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Association for Hand Surgery.

Dr. Kennedy and his wife, Carrie, reside in Red Bank and divide their time between two daughters, Mary Davis studying at Auburn University and Lydia, who also studies at Auburn university and is very active in horse competition.