Alice W. Kennedy, M.D.

Dr. Alice W. Kennedy was born and raised in southern China. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology alongside a minor in Chemistry at Arkansas State University and graduated Suma Cum Laude. She received her medical degree with honors at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She subsequently completed her internal medicine internship (2015-2016) followed by ophthalmology residency (2016-2019) at UAMS. During residency, she was consistently recognized for her achievements and was presented with the Raymond Morris Memorial Annual Research Award twice (2017 and 2018), the Academic Achievement Award (2019), and the Resident Teacher of the Year Award (2019). She also received recognition from the locals for her overseas medical mission services in Peru and Honduras from 2014-2019. She completed her vitreoretinal surgery fellowship (2019-2021) at Valley Retina Institute in McAllen, Texas, where she treated many patients with very complex diabetic retinopathy and various other vitreoretinal disorders. She is a member of the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha and the professional society American Association of Ophthalmology. She has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented posters and podium presentations at Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, at American Association of Ophthalmology, and at the Tri-state Table Rock Ophthalmology Conference. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking with her dog, and attending classical concerts. Dr. Kennedy is excited to join the Arkansas Retina Clinic and to be serving the Arkansan patients