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The Kenet Legacy

The care of patients and the study of medicine runs in the Kenet family.


Doctors David, Barney & Robert Kenet

His father Dr. David S. Kenet, began the tradition when he graduated from the University of Vermont Medical School and went on to service as a Flight Surgeon for the United States Air Force. In 1950, he then established a medical practice in Lakeland, Florida, the only Ear, Nose and Throat specialty office within 200 miles. Dr. David's was the first integrated waiting room in Central Florida.

Dr. David Kenet (US Air Force 1945)  (Surgical Residency Montefiore Hospital, 1941)

Valerie Kenet, Dr. Barney Kenet's mother, was accepted into McGill Medical School in Canada in 1942. Unfortunately, her family did not allow her to attend based upon traditions of the time. Instead, Valerie enrolled in Simmons College and became a registered dietician. She trained at the Mayo Clinic and instilled an appreciation for healthy living, excellent nutrition and compassion into each of her five children and twelve grandchildren.  


Valerie Dubney Kenet, (Mayo Clinic, 1949)                    

His sister Stacia Kenet, MD is a board-certified pediatrician with special expertise in alternative medicine. She practices in Mill Valley, California where she is the medical director of Pediatric Alternatives, the first complementary practice in the Bay Area. She is a graduate of Tufts Medical School.

Stacia Kenet, MD

His brother Robert O. Kenet, MD, PhD attended Harvard University and received his medical degree and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Yale University. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and specializes in rare and difficult to diagnose conditions.

Robert O. Kenet, MD, PhD