Personal Information
Education
Awards and Honors
Board Certifications
Memberships and Associations
Papers Presented
Additional Research
Publications
Grants Awarded


Personal Information


Work Address: 1630 Market Center Boulevard, Suite 201, O’Fallon, MO 63368
Phone: 636-397-4012
Fax:  636-278-1670
Hospital Affiliations:

  • St. Joseph Hospital West
  • St. Joseph Health Center
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital Saint Peters

Education


  • Residency, University of Alabama Hospital, 1993-1995
  • Internship, University of Alabama Hospital, 1992-1993
  • University of Missouri School of Medicine, MD Cum Laude, 1987-1992
  • BS Psychology and BS Chemistry Double Major, Duke University, 1983-1986

 


Awards and Honors


  • Fellow American College of Phlebology, 2017
  • Abstract Award for “Serum Lidocaine Levels after Tumescent Anesthesia” 2012
  • Patient’s Choice Award, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • AMA Physician Recognition Award 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, 2006
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians, 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1991
  • UMC School of Medicine Research Day Competition, 2nd place, 1991
  • Howard Hughes’ Medical Institute Research Scholar, 1990
  • PSI CHI Psychology Honor Society, Duke University, 1986
  • PSI Upsilon Academic Scholarship, 1983-1986

 


Board Certifications


  • American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, 2008
  • Internal Medicine 1995, Recertified 2005, Recertified, 2015
  • American Venous and Lymphatic Society – AVLS
  • American Association of Cosmetic Surgery – AACS
  • American Medical Association – AMA
  • Missouri State Medical Association – MSMA
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery – ASLMS
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography – ARDMS

 


Memberships and Associations


  • Guideline Committee – Lipedema: Member of the United States of America Lipedema Standard of Care Consensus Committee sponsored by a grant from the National Institute of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIHLBI). Meeting was held April 11 – 12, 2019 in Baltimore, MD.
  • American Venous and Lymphatic Society- AVLS
  • American Association of Cosmetic Surgery – AACS
  • American Medical Association – AMA
  • Missouri State Medical Association – MSMA
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery – ASLMS
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography – ARDMS

 


Abstracts 


  • 2019 – Effect of Weight Loss on Body Composition and Metabolic Function in Women with Lipedema. Fat Disorders Resource Society (FDRS) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
  • 2018 – Lymph Sparing Liposuction Safety. Fat Disorders Resource Society (FDRS) Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
  • 2017 – Liposuction Shown to Improve Knee Function – Fat Disorders Resource Society, FDRS, Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2016 – Interaction of Veins and Lymphatics with Lipedema. Fat Disorders Resource Society, FDRS Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO
  • 2016 – The Pharmacokinetics and The Maximum Safe Lidocaine Dose for Endovenous Procedures. Wright, T., Kennedy, P. American College of Phlebology 30th Annual Congress, Anaheim, CA
  • 2012 – Serum Lidocaine Levels after Tumescent Anesthesia. Wright, T., Kennedy, P American College of Phlebology 26th Annual Congress, Hollywood, FL
  • 2011 – Endovenous Laser Ablation without Tumescent Anesthesia. Wright,T., Kennedy,P., Probst, P. American College of Phlebology 25th Annual Congress, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 – Comparison of Pain and Discomfort Between 1470nm and 810nm Endovenous Lasers. Wright T., Kennedy, P, American College of Phlebology 24th Annual Congress, Orlando, FL
  • 1991 – Meeting of Howard Hughes Medical Institute. “Identification and Characterization of Endothelium-Derived Relating Factor.” NIH. Bethesda, MD
  • 1991 – University of Missouri Research Day. “The Role of Endothelium-Derived Relaxing Factor and Nitric oxide Production in Septic Shock.” Columbia, MO
  • 1991 – FASEB. “The Effect on Endotoxin on Endothelium-Derived Relaxing Factor and Nitric Oxide Production in culture Endothelial Cells.” Atlanta, GA
  • 1990 – Endothelium-Derived Relaxing Factor, national Teleconference. “Current Controversies Involving EDRF.” Columbia, MO
  • 1989 – Diabetes and Related Endocrine Disease Research Conference.“Androgens effect on thymus size, thymocyte function and thymocyte subpopulation composition.” Nashville, TN
  • 1988 – Student Research Day, University of Missouri. “Androgens effect on thymus size, thymocyte function and thymocyte subpopulation.” Columbia, MO

 


Current Research


  • Investigator studying the effect of the bioflavonoid Diosmin on Lipedema symptoms and quality of life in women with Lipedema.
  • Investigator and principal enrollment site for a study with Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Nutrition on the effect of weight loss on body composition and metabolic function in women with Lipedema.
  • Collaborating with Karen Herbst, PhD, MD on the Treatment Research and Education of Adipose Tissue, TREAT Study at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

 


Publications


 


Grants Awarded


  • 1991 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship, “Identification and Characterization of Endothelium-Derived Relation Factors.”
  • 1990 Bristol Myers/Squibb, “The Effects of Low Density Lipoprotein on the Production of Endothelium-Derived Relaxing Factor and Nitric Oxide Synthesis in Cultured Endothelium.”
  • 1988 Diabetes Research Training Fellowship. “Endocrine Immune interaction: Androgens Effect on the T-Cell Function and Compositions.” Awarded by NIH

 


Hospital Affiliations


  • St Joseph Hospital West (SSM)
  • St Joseph Health Center (SSM)
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital Saint Peters
  • Progress West Hospital (BJC)