Ryan J. Kennedy, DNP, FNP-C

Hi, my name is Dr. Ryan Kennedy.


I started at the Brown Clinic since it opened its doors in 2017, however, I have been working with our Clinic Director, Dr. Brown since 2011.


I see patients of all ages, starting with children as young as 3 year's old. I am a specialist in evaluations for ADHD and have developed expertise in clinical psychopharmacology for ADHD and Related Disorders. 

My Practice Philosophy

One of the most important things about my career is building strong relationships with my patients. I have heard from hundreds of patients who told me they had a poor experience with medication so they gave up on their treatment... 

I have longer appointment times than most other doctors because I believe that listening carefully to my patients and their families is essential to long-term, successful treatment. My goal is to help provide you with the tools that will help maximize your true potential.

Professional Biographical Summary

Dr. Kennedy received his doctorate in Nursing Practice from Quinnipiac University. He has a special interest in assessment and treatment of ADHD and related problems across the lifespan.


In 2011 Dr. Kennedy began working with Dr. Brown assisting in research for publications and traveling to national and international conferences on ADHD in the U.S. and more than 12 other countries.


Since 2017 he has worked full-time as Clinical Associate in the Brown Clinic for ADHD and Related Disorders in Manhattan Beach, California. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author with Dr. Brown of a chapter in the first open-access eBook published by the World Federation of ADHD. He also provides mentoring regarding ADHD for Pediatric Resident Physicians from UCLA.


With the integration of Dr. Kennedy’s experience paired with Dr. Brown’s expertise in clinical psychology, together they collaborate to provide a unique approach of medical and psychological care for patients and their families at The Brown Clinic.

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Manhattan Beach, CA

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