Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Unexpected Turbulence: Assessing, Treating and Managing Risk in Pilots with Mental Health Concerns"
Dr. Chris Kenedi received his BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT before attending Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, OH. He completed the internal medicine and psychiatry residency training program at Duke before moving to New Zealand. At Auckland Hospital, Dr. Kenedi is a General Medicine physician in the morning and a Liaison Psychiatrist in the afternoon. He is the medical advisor for the inpatient psychiatric hospital and also works in HIV neuropsychiatry and clozapine toxicity management. Dr. Kenedi serves as a psychiatry consultant to the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand and recently spent his sabbatical with the British Civil Aviation Authority and the US Federal Aviation Authority. During the sabbatical he also trained in Hostage/Crisis Negotiation with the US FBI. Dr. Kenedi's research interests include clozapine toxicity and prevention; neuropsychiatric side effects of steroids; factitious and somatoform disorders; and mental health in the aviation community.