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Biographical entry Kennedy, Michael Leo (1903 - 1985)

MRCS and FRCS 1931; MB BCh National University of Ireland 1926.

18 July 1903
18 March 1985
Urological surgeon


Michael Kennedy was born in Dublin on 18 July 1903, the son of a surgeon, Denis Kennedy, who worked at St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, and Mary, née Langan. He was educated at Belvedere College, Clongowes Wood College and University College, Dublin, where he won gold medals in anatomy and surgery.

He qualified in 1926 and after appointments at St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, he came to England to train in urology working as resident surgical officer at St Peter's Hospital, London, with Thompson Walker and Swift Joly and then at the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton. He was later appointed consultant surgeon at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary where he worked until retirement.

His hobbies included golf and bowls. He married Miss Shepherd in 1936 and had two sons, Michael and David, both doctors, and one daughter.

He died on 18 March 1985.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England