Richard F. Kennard, M.D.
Primary Specialty: Interventional Radiology
Dr. Richard F. Kennard attended Weber State University, where he completed his degree in Psychology. While pursuing his degree, he worked as a research assistant on several projects for Dr. Daniel Cook, PhD, investigating using a learning algorithm to analyze waveforms, one project with the Department of Defense used the learning algorithm to distinguish the differences in the typical polygraph physiology waveforms between lying and truth telling subjects. A second project was analyzing the EEG following giving neuroactive drugs to analyze the neurologic effect of the various drugs when compared to each other.
He was accepted to the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed a transitional internship at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Following internship he served for three years in the United States Air Force as the flight surgeon for the 28th MDG, during this time the unit was awarded with the outstanding unit award. He was awarded an Achievement Medal for efforts in investigating a BI bomber mishap and subsequently the Air Force Commendation Medal for efforts in the Aeromedical evacuation supporting OIF/OND and OEF.
He subsequently fulfilled a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He then was accepted to the prestigious Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, Missouri, where he completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. During fellowship he presented research accomplished on the effectiveness of radioembolization in treating metastatic neuroendocrine tumors of the liver at the society for interventional radiology meeting.