Patrick Kenney, MD is a fellowship-trained urologic oncologist who cares for patients with genitourinary cancers with a particular focus on cancers of the kidney. He performs robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery for kidney cancer, with an emphasis on organ/function preservation and minimally invasive surgery whenever feasible. He is interested in the integration of surgery and systemic therapy for locally advanced, metastatic, and treatment-resistant kidney cancer.
In his clinical practice, Dr. Kenney emphasizes the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Kenney believes in the importance of effective communication with patients, family and referring physicians. He strives to treat his patients with compassion and respect. 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.
In addition, Dr. Kenney has an active administrative role in the Yale New Haven Health System, having served as Interim Chair of the Department of Urology, Clinical Leader for Genitourinary Oncology at Smilow Cancer Hospital, Clinical Vice Chair of Yale Medicine Urology, Vice Chair of Quality and Safety of Yale Medicine Urology, and Medical Director of Corporate Supply Chain for Yale New Haven Health System. He is currently Medical Director of the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Greenwich Hospital.
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 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 is active in research and has authored chapters and reviews with a particular emphasis on kidney cancer, kidney surgery, and health services and outcomes. 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.
|P.U.R.E. Award for Physician Supply Chain Executives||2019|
|Best Poster, Advanced Kidney Cancer I||2012 American Urological Association Annual Meeting||2012|
|Gerald P. Murphy Scholar||American Urological Association||2009|
|Finalist, Max K. Willscher, MD Resident Research Award||New England Section, American Urological Association||2008|
|Citation for Excellence in Teaching||Tufts University School of Medicine||2008|
|Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching||Lahey Clinic Division of Surgery||2007|
|Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching||Lahey Clinic Division of Surgery||2006|
|Gold Humanism Honor Society||Arnold P. Gold Foundation||2005|
|Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society||Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons||2005|
|Frank J. Gillespie Fund Scholarship||Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons||2005|
|Alpha Omega Alpha Writing Prize||Alpha Omega Alpha||2002|
|Student Research Fellowship||Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration, Massachusetts General Hospital||1999|
|Notre Dame Scholar||1993|
|Steering Committee, Vizient National Performance Improvement Collaborative||Member||2019 - Present|
|AUA White Paper on Optimizing Surgical Outcomes: Pre-Operative Care for the Patient Undergoing Urologic Surgery or Procedure||Reviewer||2018|
|Supply Chain Clinical Integration Practice Sharing Network, Supply Chain Physician Executive Society||Founder||2018 - Present|
|Northeast Purchasing Coalition Strategic Planning Subcommittee||Member||2016 - 2018|
|Yale Urology Residency Clinical Competency Committee||2014 - 2017|
|Review Editorial Board of Frontiers in Genitourinary Oncology||2014 - 2015|
|Expert Panel for AJCC Cancer Staging System, 8th Edition for cancers of the kidney, upper tract, bladder, and urethra||Member||2014 - 2015|
|New Haven County Medical Association||2014 - 2015|
|Yale School of Management Emerging Leaders Program||2014|
|Yale Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee||2014|
|Yale Urology Finance Committee||2014 - Present|
|Developmental Therapeutics Research Group, Yale Cancer Center||2014 - Present|
|CT State Medical Society||2014 - Present|
|"Journal of Urology"||Reviewer||2010 - 2015|
|"British Journal of Urology International"||Reviewer||2010 - 2015|
|Innovations Working Group, "British Journal of Urology International"||Member||2010 - 2015|
|Columbia Student Medical Outreach||Participant||2004 - 2005|
|Student Success Network, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons||Instructor||2002 - 2003|
|Minority Medical Education Program, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons||Instructor||2002|
|Addiction Illness Medical Solutions (AIMS), Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons||Representative||2001 - 2005|