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MD in Medicine, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering

Kenneth Brinson

2019 Cohort

Kennesaw, Georgia, United States

Kenneth Brinson, from Kennesaw, Georgia, is pursuing an MD at Stanford School of Medicine, and a PhD in materials science and engineering at Stanford School of Engineering. At the United States Military Academy (West Point), he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with a minor in pre-medical studies. He aspires to an active public service career as a physician-scientist. He rose to Battalion Academic Officer at West Point and was responsible for over 300 cadets. An NCAA Division I two-sport athlete, he was part of a football renaissance at Army, named an Academic All-American, All-Independent First Team, and a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. He earned US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Honors, Patriot League Champion, and was named Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year in Men’s Track & Field. He also received West Point’s highest leader development honors of the Distinguished Cadet Award and the Superintendent’s Award for demonstrated character, academic, physical, and military excellence.


MD, School of Medicine
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering