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Patrick A. Kenney, MD, appointed medical director, Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Greenwich Hospital

Friday, January 13, 2023

Greenwich, CT (Jan. 13, 2023) – Patrick A. Kenney, MD, associate professor of Urology at Yale School of Medicine, has been appointed as the Cancer Service Line medical director for Greenwich Hospital and regional physician leader for Oncology Services for Lower Fairfield and Westchester Counties at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven.

“Dr. Kenney’s clinical leadership at the Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) and dedication to world-class care has led to streamlined patient care and innovations in healthcare delivery,” said Kevin Billingsley, MD, MBA, chief medical officer for Smilow Cancer Hospital. “He brings a unique combination of clinical insight, business expertise, and relational skills to this position and we are honored to have his experience in Greenwich as we build integrated multidisciplinary teams to care for patients with cancer in the region.”

In his new role as medical director, Dr. Kenney will continue to build multidisciplinary cancer care and further develop integrated clinical programs at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Greenwich and in additional locations across the region. In addition, he will serve as the primary ambassador for our Cancer Center in Greenwich, representing Greenwich Hospital, Yale Cancer Center, and Smilow Cancer Hospital in the region.

“It is a pleasure to join such an accomplished team and at a pivotal moment. The collaboration of Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Cancer Center, and Greenwich Hospital provides an invaluable resource for patients and their loved ones,” said Dr. Kenney. “Cancer diagnosis and treatment are often harrowing and difficult for patients – accessing world-class care close to home shouldn’t be. We will build on the outstanding foundation already in place to bring transformative care to the region. Enthusiasm, optimism, and hope are incredibly potent – and, for our patients, they are powered by the premier collaboration of Smilow, Greenwich Hospital and Yale.”

An associate professor of Urology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Kenney specializes in treating genitourinary cancers, with a particular focus on kidney cancers. He performs robotic, laparoscopic, and open surgery for kidney cancer, with an emphasis on organ and function preservation and minimally invasive surgery whenever feasible. Dr. Kenney’s research interests are in the integration of surgery and systemic therapy for locally advanced, metastatic and treatment-resistant kidney cancer.

“Greenwich Hospital is very excited to welcome Dr. Kenney to the Smilow Cancer Hospital Center,” said Karen Santucci, MD, chief medical officer, Greenwich Hospital. “With the aging population in Greenwich and the rising numbers of cancer diagnoses, it’s more important than ever for Greenwich residents to have access to the best cancer care possible, close to home. Dr. Kenney’s knowledge and experience will be a great addition to our outstanding oncology team.”

Dr. Kenney’s administrative leadership roles at Yale New Haven Health have included serving 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 YNHHS. He 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. He completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts and a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven is part of the nationally recognized Yale New Haven Hospital, and is affiliated with Yale Cancer Center (YCC), one of only 56 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and the only such center in Connecticut. Smilow Cancer Hospital, the most comprehensive cancer facility in New England, includes private inpatient rooms, multidisciplinary outpatient treatment centers, 12 operating rooms, infusion suites, diagnostic imaging services, and specialized women's and children’s services. Smilow Cancer Hospital also operates a dozen outpatient care centers across Connecticut. YCC and Smilow Cancer Hospital are members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 28 cancer centers in the U.S., whose mission is to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of oncology care. www.ynhh.org/smilow.

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