Ruthann Kennedy

Ruthann Kennedy, APRN-CNP

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nurse Practitioner What's this? A nurse practitioner is extensively trained to treat illness or disease and to prescribe medication to their patients. They work on teams with a licensed physician, but can treat patients with significant autonomy. Nurse practitioners work in a variety of settings, including primary care and various other medical and surgical specialties.

Appointments: (614) 688-6540

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
  • 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

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

More About My Work

My Background

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


162 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

All good.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

Good experience.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2018

I was worried to see Ruthann because I hadn't seen her before I had only seen Dr. Jackson and I really like him & was afraid I wouldn't like her as well. But she was great. She by far exceeded my expectation. I still miss Dr. Jackson but am not worried about the care I will get from Ruthann.

Reviewed on Nov 06, 2018

All of my visits with Ruthann Kennedy experiences - good.

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2018

Ruthann C. Kennedy is so nice and sweet caring full of joy laughter happiness towards me as a patient. She is a caring provider that truly cares about her patients. She takes times with them she show much concern and care for her patients. Thank you Ruthann C. Kennedy.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Concerned provider.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Just good.

Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018

Very attentive and always show concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018


Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Always has time to listen and answer any questions. Outstanding dr.!

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