Ruthann Kennedy

Ruthann Kennedy, APRN-CNP

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nurse Practitioner
4.9 out of 5
  • 213 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 55 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

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

Education and Training

Education History

Vanderbilt University

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.

213 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    The best.

  • Reviewed on Sep 09, 2019

    Ruth Ann Kennedy a good person she concern about me any time I call or visited.

  • Reviewed on Sep 06, 2019


  • Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

    I like Ruthann alot. She is very nice.

  • Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

    Provider knowledgeable patient overall. She's the best always available concerned about me and my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2019

    They are great listener and very respectful. They make you feel like a dear special friend!

  • Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

    Very special - kind & thoughtful.

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2019

    Very pleasant and caring. Listened and answered questions.

  • Reviewed on Jul 03, 2019

    Very good - did not seem rushed - friendly.

  • Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

    No problems - good.

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