Patrick A. Kenney, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Departments & Organizations

General Urology

Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy

Urologic Oncology

Developmental Therapeutics

Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program

Biography

  • Practice locations: York Street Campus
  • Residency: Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
  • Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (urologic oncology)
  • Clinical interests: Function and organ-preserving surgery: Partial nephrectomy, nerve-sparing prostatectomy, neobladder formation. Locally advanced and metastatic kidney cancer: Caval tumor thrombectomy, Cytoreductive nephrectomy. Localized kidney cancer: Robotic partial nephrectomy, Complex partial nephrectomy. Bladder cancer: Intravesical therapy, TURBT, Radical cystectomy with urinary diversion. Prostate cancer: High-risk disease, Robotic surgery, Nerve-sparing. Penile cancer: Partial penectomy, Lymphadenectomy. Testis cancer: Orchiectomy, Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. Upper tract urothelial cancer: Laparoscopic, robotic and open nephroureterectomy


Patrick Kenney, MD is a fellowship-trained urologic oncologist who cares for patients with genitourinary cancer (kidney, bladder, prostate, upper tract, testis, penis and urethra) at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. As a fellowship-trained urologic oncologist, Dr. Kenney’s clinical practice is focused solely on cancer care. He performs robotic, laparoscopic and open cancer surgery. Dr. Kenney’s main clinical interest is on organ and functional preservation whenever feasible, using techniques such as partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer, neobladder formation after radical cystectomy, and nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. He has a specific interest in clinical trials with a focus on studying the integration of surgery and systemic therapy for locally advanced and metastatic genitourinary cancers.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Kenney emphasizes the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Kenney strongly believes in the importance of effective communication with patients, family and referring physicians. He strives to treat his patients with compassion, respect, and caring. Dr. Kenney believes that the seamless integration of Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital, a full service academic general hospital, affords his patients an outstanding opportunity to receive the highest quality multidisciplinary care.

Dr. Kenney received his MD from Columbia University, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in recognition of academic excellence. While at Columbia, Dr. Kenney was also inducted to the Gold Humanism Honor Society in recognition of excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to patient service. Kenney completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts. Dr. Kenney then completed a Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. This was a two year Fellowship accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology.

Dr. Kenney has written numerous research publications about urologic oncology, and has authored several chapters and reviews with a particular emphasis on kidney cancer and kidney surgery. Of note, Dr. Kenney co-authored the chapter on open kidney surgery for Campbell-Walsh Urology, the definitive and most widely read textbook in the field. He has presented his work at regional, national, and international meetings. He is an active member of the American Urologic Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Education & Training

MD Columbia University Coll of Physicians & Surgeons (2005)
BA University of Notre Dame (1997)
Fellowship MD Anderson Cancer Center
Residency Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Residency Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Internship Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Post Graduate Premedical Studies

Honors & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical SocietyColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2005)

  • Best Poster, Advanced Kidney Cancer I2012 American Urological Association Annual Meeting (2012)

  • Gerald P. Murphy ScholarAmerican Urological Association (2009)

  • Gold Humanism Honor SocietyArnold P. Gold Foundation (2005)

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Writing PrizeAlpha Omega Alpha (2002)

  • Finalist, Max K. Willscher, MD Resident Research AwardNew England Section, American Urological Association (2008)

  • Citation for Excellence in TeachingTufts University School of Medicine (2008)

  • Award for Excellence in Medical Student TeachingLahey Clinic Division of Surgery (2007)

  • Award for Excellence in Medical Student TeachingLahey Clinic Division of Surgery (2006)

  • Student Research FellowshipMulticenter Airway Research Collaboration, Massachusetts General Hospital (1999)

  • Frank J. Gillespie Fund ScholarshipColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2005)

  • Notre Dame Scholar (1993)

Professional Service

  • Member Yale Urology Department Finance Committee (2014 - 2015)

  • Member Yale Urology Residency Clinical Competency Committee (2014 - 2015)

  • Yale School of Management Emerging Leaders Program (2014 - 2014)

  • Clinical Competence Committee for Residents (2014 - 2014)

  • Finance Committee, Department of Urology (2014 - 2014)

  • Yale Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee (2014 - 2014)

  • Member Developmental Therapeutics Research Group, Yale Cancer Center (2014 - 2015)

  • Review Editorial Board of Frontiers in Genitourinary Oncology (2014 - 2015)

  • Member Expert Panel for AJCC Cancer Staging System, 8th Edition for cancers of the kidney, upper tract, bladder, and urethra (2014 - 2015)

  • CT State Medical Society (2014 - 2015)

  • New Haven County Medical Association (2014 - 2015)

  • Reviewer "Journal of Urology" (2010 - 2015)

  • Reviewer "British Journal of Urology International" (2010 - 2015)

  • Member Innovations Working Group, "British Journal of Urology International" (2010 - 2015)

  • Student Clinical Columbia Student Medical Outreach (2004 - 2005)

  • Confidential Student Representative Addiction Illness Medical Solutions (AIMS), Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2001 - 2005)

  • Resident Assistant and Instructor Minority Medical Education Program, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2002 - 2002)

  • Anatomy Instructor Student Success Network, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2002 - 2003)

International Activity

  • Lecturer, Anatomy Lab - Clinical Anatomy Program, Yale School of Medicine New Haven, CT, United States (2013 - 2013)

  • Lecturer, Anatomy Lab - Clinical Anatomy Program, Yale School of Medicine New Haven, CT, United States (2013 - 2013)

  • "Urinary diversion", MD Anderson Cancer Center Surgical Review Course for Nurses United States (2013 - 2013)

  • "Clinical Predictors For The Development Of Pulmonary Metastases Among RCC Patients With Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules." American Urological Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, United States (2013 - 2013)

  • Postgraduate course faculty, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Nephron Sparing Renal Surgery: New Techniques and Latest Developments Atlanta, GA, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Invited participant, MD Anderson Global Academic Programs (GAP) Annual Conference Oslo, Norway (2012 - 2012)

  • "Clinical Predictors For The Development Of Pulmonary Metastases Among RCC Patients With Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules." Annual Meeting of the Society of Urologic Oncology. Bethseda, MD, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • "Does Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Improve Survival in Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma?" American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, CA, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Postgraduate course faculty, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Nephron Sparing Renal Surgery: New Techniques and Latest Developments Washington, DC, United States (2011 - 2011)

  • 'Does Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Improve Survival in Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma?" Annual Meeting of the Society of Urologic Oncology. Bethseda, MD, United States (2011 - 2011)

  • "The RENAL Nephrometry Scoring System Is Predictive Of Partial Nephrectomy Complexity." American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, United States (2011 - 2011)

  • "Validation of the dv-Trainer, a novel virtual reality simulator for robotic surgery." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association. Chicago, IL, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • "Validation of the dV-Trainer; a novel virtual reality simulator for robotic surgery." New England - American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (2008 - 2008)

  • "Pathologic findings after radical prostatectomy in patients with clinically low volume, low risk prostate cancer." New England - American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (2008 - 2008)

  • "Obesity and radical prostatectomy margin rates: a comparison of open and minimally invasive surgery." New England - American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (2008 - 2008)

  • "Body Mass Index and acute asthma severity among adult emergency department patients." Eight International Conference on Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians. Boston, MA, United States (2000 - 2000)

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Contact Info

Patrick A. Kenney, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale UrologySmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06511
Office Location
Yale UrologyFitkin Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue, Ste FMP315A

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Yale UrologyPO Box 208058
New Haven, CT 06520-8058

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