Dr. Jerry D. Kennett Joins "Master" Title List
Dr. Jerry D. Kennett was named Master of the American College of Cardiology, a national honor given to a maximum of four cardiologists each year. Dr. Kennett joins a short list of 102 cardiologists nationwide to have earned the "master" title. Only one other Missouri physician has received this prestigious title.
Dr. Kennett, a founding member and Senior Partner of Missouri Cardiovascular Specialists, has been in practice since 1979 as an interventional cardiologist. He is a graduate of Westminster College and The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is a past president of the Missouri State Medical Association and has served on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology where he continues to chair several committees. He is the Chair of the Delegation to the American Medical Association where he serves on the Council on Legislation. Dr. Kennett is also Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer at Boone Hospital Center. He was also appointed to the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform.
Dr. Kennett is determined to work on changing the cost curve for health care of the country. He points out that at the current rate of cost increases, the country's entire budget would be required to fund health care in 2090. The reforms that he proposes will focus on making payments to reflect the quality of health care and not on the volume of service physicians provide.
Dr. Kennett is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology.
Master of the American College of Cardiology (MACC): The award recognizes and honors a limited number of FACCs, who have consistently contributed to the goals and programs of the College and who have provided leadership in important College activities. Nominees for the Master designation will have been Fellows of the College in good standing for more than fifteen years. The nominees will have served with distinction and provided leadership on College programs and committees and may have served as trustees or governors. Excellence in education, clinical practice and scholarship will be important supporting characteristics.