Patrick A. Kenney MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Biographical Info

  • 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

University of Notre Dame (1997)
Columbia University Coll of Physicians & Surgeons (2005)
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Urologic Oncology (2011 - 2013)
Post Graduate
Premedical Studies, Harvard University (1998 - 2000)
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, General Surgery (2005 - 2006)
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, General Surgery (2006 - 2007)
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Urology (2007 - 2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2005)
  • Best Poster, Advanced Kidney Cancer I
    2012 American Urological Association Annual Meeting (2012)
  • Finalist, Max K. Willscher, MD Resident Research Award
    New England Section, American Urological Association (2008)
  • Frank J. Gillespie Fund Scholarship
    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2005)
  • Notre Dame Scholar
  • Gerald P. Murphy Scholar
    American Urological Association (2009)
  • Citation for Excellence in Teaching
    Tufts University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching
    Lahey Clinic Division of Surgery (2007)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
    Arnold P. Gold Foundation (2005)
  • Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching
    Lahey Clinic Division of Surgery (2006)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Writing Prize
    Alpha Omega Alpha (2002)
  • Student Research Fellowship
    Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration, Massachusetts General Hospital (1999)

Professional Service

  • Member, Yale Urology Residency Clinical Competency Committee (01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015)
  • Member, Developmental Therapeutics Research Group, Yale Cancer Center (01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015)
  • Review Editorial Board of Frontiers in Genitourinary Oncology (01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015)
  • Member, Expert Panel for AJCC Cancer Staging System, 8th Edition for cancers of the kidney, upper tract, bladder, and urethra (01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015)
  • CT State Medical Society (01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015)
  • New Haven County Medical Association (01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015)
  • Member, Yale Urology Department Finance Committee (01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015)
  • Reviewer, "Journal of Urology" (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2015)
  • Reviewer, "British Journal of Urology International" (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2015)
  • Member, Innovations Working Group, "British Journal of Urology International" (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2015)
  • Student Clinical, Columbia Student Medical Outreach (01/01/2004 - 12/31/2005)
  • Resident Assistant and Instructor, Minority Medical Education Program, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (01/01/2002 - 12/31/2002)
  • Anatomy Instructor, Student Success Network, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (01/01/2002 - 12/31/2003)
  • Confidential Student Representative, Addiction Illness Medical Solutions (AIMS), Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (01/01/2001 - 12/31/2005)

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