Ruthann Kennedy

Ruthann Kennedy, APRN-CNP

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nurse Practitioner
4.9 out of 5
  • 81 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 34 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a pulmonary medicine and acute care nurse practitioner, I specialize in managing patients with conditions like asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and COPD. I currently serve as the patient support group leader for pulmonary fibrosis.

Through patient education, I share my expertise in order to broaden a patient’s understanding of his or her disease process, which results in improved outcomes and quality of life.

I’ve been working at Ohio State since 1993, when I was hired as the clinical nurse specialist in the Cardiac Care Unit. As a former OSU graduate, and lifelong Buckeye, returning to Ohio State seemed like a perfect fit.

When I’m not working, I like to spend as much time as possible boating and being out on the water. I’m active in my local gym and work out three to four times a week. Also, I’m working with my dog, a goldendoodle, as he finishes his Therapy Dog International training.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Patient Satisfaction, 2015
  • Board & Columbus regional co-chair, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN)
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification, 2002

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Pneumonia
  • Rhinitis
  • Cough
  • Dyspnea
  • Bradycardia
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Bronchial Diseases
  • Bronchitis, Chronic
  • Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial
  • Rehabilitation
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Respiration Disorders
  • Scleroderma, Systemic
  • Sinusitis
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Tuberculosis
  • Spirometry
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Tachycardia, Sinus

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
6/5/1990 - 8/7/1992

Board Certification

American Nurses Credentialing Center - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

81 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

    Very friendly, very thorough, very compassionate & understanding.

  • Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

    Excellent treatment. No issues.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

    Very concern, caring.

  • Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

    Ruthann took the time to review current test results vs. previous test results.

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

    She is always so nice. Takes time to listen to concerns and most importantly tells me I am healthy!

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2022

    Extra good.

  • Reviewed on Feb 26, 2022

    Kennedy noticed I had lost alot of weight, she was concerned.

  • Reviewed on Feb 19, 2022

    Feel very confident and comfortable very pleeased