Meet Dr. Kennedy


Dr. Ryan Kennedy, Associate Clinical Director, started at the Brown Clinic since it opened its doors in 2017. For the last decade he has worked with our Clinic Director, Dr. Brown. He has become a specialist in the evaluation for ADHD and developed an expertise in clinical psychopharmacology for ADHD and related disorders.


Dr. Kennedy sees patients of all ages, starting with children as young as 3 year's old. He is specialist in evaluations for ADHD and has developed expertise in clinical psychopharmacology for ADHD and related disorders. 


A note from Dr. Kennedy, 

One of the most important things about my career is building strong relationships with my patients. I've heard from hundreds of patients about their had a poor experiences with medication and gave up on their treatment... 

I found when appointments are not confined to short 15 minute appointments, I can carefully listen to my patients and their families, which is essential to long-term successful treatment. My goal is to help provide my patients and families with the tools they need to maximize their potential.

Professional Biography

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 Director 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.