Jeffrey Kennedy, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Jeffrey Kennedy, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

To see if Jeffrey Kennedy is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).







Locations and Contact

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

Midtown Neurology Clinic
3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-3588

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)



Undergraduate School

B.S., University of South Dakota, Vermillion SD 2003

Medical School

M.D., Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota-Sioux Falls SD 2007


Internal Medicine, Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2007-2008


Neurology, Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2008-2011


Administrative Chief Resident-Neurology, Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2010-2011


Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2011-2013

American Academy of Neurology Institute Fellow Award, 2012

American Epilepsy Society Fellows Program Award, 2011

Goldberg Family Trust Award, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2011

Resident Teacher of the Year, Department of Neurology, Northwestern University, 2011

Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology, 2011

Kennedy JD, Chen M. Women & Epilepsy. Biology unique to female individuals with epilepsy affects disease management significantly. Practical Neurology. 2019 Oct.

Moxon KA, Shahlaie K, Girgis F, Saez I, Kennedy J, Gurkoff GG. From adagio to allegretto: The changing tempo of theta frequencies in epilepsy and its relation to interneuron function. Neurobiol Dis. 2019 Sep;129:169-181. doi:10.1016/j.nbd.2019.02.009. Epub 2019 Feb 21. PMID:30798003.

Kennedy, JD. Movement on the Ictal-Interictal Continuum. Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesia and Critical Care. Article of the month. 2018 Apr. 

Park KJ, Sharma G, Kennedy JD, Seyal M. Potentially high-risk cardiac arrhythmias with focal to bilateral tonic-clonic seizures and generalized tonic-clonic seizures are associated with the duration of periictal hypoxemia. Epilepsia. 2017 Dec;58(12):2164-2171. doi:10.1111/epi.13934. Epub 2017 Nov 3. PMID:29105057.

Espinera AR, Gavvala J, Bellinski I, Kennedy J, Macken MP, Narechania A, Templer J, VanHaerents S, Schuele SU, Gerard EE. Counseling by epileptologists affects contraceptive choices of women with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Dec;65:1-6. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2016.08.021. Epub 2016 Oct 29. PMID:27829186.

Kuo J, Zhao W, Li CS, Kennedy JD, Seyal M. Postictal immobility and generalized EEG suppression are associated with the severity of respiratory dysfunction. Epilepsia. 2016 Mar;57(3):412-7. doi:10.1111/epi.13312. Epub 2016 Jan 14. PMID:26763069.

Kennedy JD, Hardin KA, Parikh P, Li CS, Seyal M. Pulmonary edema following generalized tonic clonic seizures is directly associated with seizure duration. Seizure. 2015 Apr;27:19-24. doi:10.1016/j.seizure.2015.02.023. PMID:25844030.

Bermeo-Ovalle AC, Kennedy JD, Schuele SU. Cardiac and autonomic mechanisms contributing to SUDEP. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Feb;32(1):21-9. doi:10.1097/WNP.0000000000000155. PMID:25647770.

Kennedy JD, Seyal M. Respiratory pathophysiology with seizures and implications for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Feb;32(1):10-3. doi:10.1097/WNP.0000000000000142. PMID:25647768.

Kennedy J, Schuele SU. Long-term monitoring of brain tumors: when is it necessary? Epilepsia. 2013 Dec;54 Suppl 9:50-5. doi:10.1111/epi.12444. PMID:24328873.