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Dr. Kenneth Todd M.D., J.D.

May 17, 1945 — May 11, 2023

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Kenneth Donald Todd, M.D., J.D., a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on May 11, 2023, after a short battle with cancer. He was a beloved doctor and advisor to his hundreds of patients in Baton Rouge and a cherished husband and friend.

Kenneth’s life was a tapestry of dedicated service. He served his country in Vietnam as a Marine and will receive military honors at his funeral. After his honorable discharge, he graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Law, receiving both his M.D. and J.D. in Tucson, AZ. He passed the Bar Exam in New York and California and was licensed to practice law in those states. Kenneth’s academic honors included Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Senior Class Scholarship Award.

Kenneth completed his internship in medicine/psychiatry at St. Luke Roosevelt Hospital-Columbia University, New York, NY, in 1981. He conducted his residency from 1981 to 1984 in psychiatry at UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA. He then completed a fellowship in 1985 at the University of Southern California Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science, in Los Angeles, CA.

Kenneth was an assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Law at the University of Southern California School of Medicine from 1985 to 1993, and opened a private practice in California in 1992. He moved to Baton Rouge in 1996 to become Director of the Tau Center Chemical Dependency Unit, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He served as Medical Director at the Meadow Wood Psychiatric Hospital from 1999 to 2001.

Kenneth’s private psychiatry practice in Baton Rouge spanned 25 years from 1998 to 2023. He was a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Psychiatry with subspecialties in Addiction Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, as well as a Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He was respected and loved by his patients and their families.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Helena Pells Todd and Francis Todd. Kenneth is survived by his beloved and adoring wife Patreece Verbois Todd. Visitation will take place Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Resthaven Funeral Home at 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. A service will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home at 1 p.m. followed by burial at Resthaven Gardens of Memory at the same address.

In lieu of flowers, Patreece invites you to make a donation to the American Cancer Society in Kenneth’s name or to the Semper Fi & America’s Fund for service members and veterans.

Family, friends and patients may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, May 18, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 18, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Graveside Service

Thursday, May 18, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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