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Kathryn McKenney

Assistant Professor

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Kathryn McKenney, MD, MPH, FACOG

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Dr. McKenney grew up in the American South and has ventured throughout the country for her education and clinical training. She completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Subsequently she moved home to North Carolina, where she studied medicine and population health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, obtaining her medical degree and master's degree in public health. She then moved to Chicago for OB/GYN residency training at Northwestern University's Prentice Women's Hospital and John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her current clinical work includes full-spectrum obstetrics and gynecology in both the outpatient and hospital settings.

As a resident, Dr. McKenney earned teaching awards for both medical student and junior resident education and served as Education Chief Resident during her final year of residency. She is excited to be involved in the education of medical students and residents in her role as a clinician educator.

Her current research interests surround management of abnormal uterine bleeding as well as health-related decision making and informed consent.

Education & Training

  • Residency
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County (2019)
  • MD
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015)
  • MPH
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Health Care and Prevention (2014)
  • BA
    Cornell University, Biological Sciences - Animal Physiology (2010)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Paul Urnes Operative Obstetrics AwardNorthwestern Medicine Department of OB/GYN2019
Chief Resident - EducationNorthwestern Medicine Department of OB/GYN2018
Resident ReporterSASGOG2018
Exemplary Professionalism AwardNorthwestern McGaw Medical Center GME2018
Family Planning Departmental Resident AwardNorthwestern Medicine Family Planning Division2018
Junior Resident Teaching AwardNorthwestern Medicine Department of OB/GYN2017
Golden Apple Medical Student Teaching AwardNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine2017
John B. Graham Medical Student Research SocietyUniversity of North Carolina2015
Gillings Merit ScholarshipUniversity of North Carolina School of Public Health2013
Eugene S. Mayer Honor Society for Community ServiceUniversity of North Carolina2012
Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research FellowshipAlpha Omega Alpha2011

Professional Service

SASGOG Mentorship CommitteeCommittee Member2020 - Present

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