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Patrick A. Kenney MD

Assistant Professor of Urology; Clinical Vice Chair, Department of Urology

Contact Information

Patrick A. Kenney, MD

Patient Care Locations

  • VA Connecticut Healthcare
    950 Campbell Avenue
    West Haven, CT, 06516
  • Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue, Ste 3rd floor
    New Haven, CT, 06519

Mailing Address

  • Urology

    PO Box 208058

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8058

    United States

Patrick A. Kenney
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Appointments

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
  • Board Certification
    AB of Urology, Urology (2015)

Activities

  • Lecturer, Anatomy Lab - Clinical Anatomy Program, Yale School of Medicine
    New Haven, United States 2013
  • Lecturer, Anatomy Lab - Clinical Anatomy Program, Yale School of Medicine
    New Haven, United States 2013
  • "Urinary diversion", MD Anderson Cancer Center Surgical Review Course for Nurses
    Houston, United States 2013
  • "Clinical Predictors For The Development Of Pulmonary Metastases Among RCC Patients With Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules." American Urological Association Annual Meeting.
    San Diego, United States 2013
  • Postgraduate course faculty, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Nephron Sparing Renal Surgery: New Techniques and Latest Developments
    Atlanta, United States 2012
  • Invited participant, MD Anderson Global Academic Programs (GAP) Annual Conference
    Oslo, Norway 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, United States 2012
  • "Does Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Improve Survival in Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma?" American Urological Association Annual Meeting.
    Atlanta, United States 2012
  • Postgraduate course faculty, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Nephron Sparing Renal Surgery: New Techniques and Latest Developments
    Washington, United States 2011
  • 'Does Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Improve Survival in Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma?" Annual Meeting of the Society of Urologic Oncology.
    Bethseda, United States 2011
  • "The RENAL Nephrometry Scoring System Is Predictive Of Partial Nephrectomy Complexity." American Urological Association Annual Meeting.
    Washington, United States 2011
  • "Validation of the dv-Trainer, a novel virtual reality simulator for robotic surgery." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association.
    Chicago, United States 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Body Mass Index and acute asthma severity among adult emergency department patients." Eight International Conference on Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians.
    Boston, United States 2000

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Best Poster, Advanced Kidney Cancer I2012 American Urological Association Annual Meeting2012
Gerald P. Murphy ScholarAmerican Urological Association2009
Finalist, Max K. Willscher, MD Resident Research AwardNew England Section, American Urological Association2008
Citation for Excellence in TeachingTufts University School of Medicine2008
Award for Excellence in Medical Student TeachingLahey Clinic Division of Surgery2007
Award for Excellence in Medical Student TeachingLahey Clinic Division of Surgery2006
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical SocietyColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons2005
Gold Humanism Honor SocietyArnold P. Gold Foundation2005
Frank J. Gillespie Fund ScholarshipColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons2005
Alpha Omega Alpha Writing PrizeAlpha Omega Alpha2002
Student Research FellowshipMulticenter Airway Research Collaboration, Massachusetts General Hospital1999
Notre Dame Scholar1993

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Yale Urology Residency Clinical Competency Committee2014 - 2017
Review Editorial Board of Frontiers in Genitourinary Oncology2014 - 2015
Expert Panel for AJCC Cancer Staging System, 8th Edition for cancers of the kidney, upper tract, bladder, and urethraMember2014 - 2015
New Haven County Medical Association2014 - 2015
Yale School of Management Emerging Leaders Program2014
Yale Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee2014
Yale Urology Finance Committee2014 - Present
Developmental Therapeutics Research Group, Yale Cancer Center2014 - Present
CT State Medical Society2014 - Present
"Journal of Urology"Reviewer2010 - 2015
"British Journal of Urology International"Reviewer2010 - 2015
Innovations Working Group, "British Journal of Urology International"Member2010 - 2015
Columbia Student Medical OutreachParticipant2004 - 2005
Student Success Network, Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsInstructor2002 - 2003
Minority Medical Education Program, Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsInstructor2002
Addiction Illness Medical Solutions (AIMS), Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsRepresentative2001 - 2005

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