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Anna Kenney, D.O.

Anna Kenney, D.O.

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Palliative Care

UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Palliative Care

601 Elmwood Avenue, 1st Floor, Suite C
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me

I am passionate about improving quality of life for those facing serious illness and everything that comes with it - decision making, symptoms like pain, nausea and constipation, and often grief that can come along with all of this. My patients can be actively going though very aggressive treatments...
I am passionate about improving quality of life for those facing serious illness and everything that comes with it - decision making, symptoms like pain, nausea and constipation, and often grief that can come along with all of this. My patients can be actively going though very aggressive treatments, shifting to a more quality of life focus (such as hospice), or somewhere along the spectrum.

I went to medical school in Washington state but grew up nearby in Geneseo, NY on a small farm, and returned for training at University of Rochester in 2017. I am board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative medicine. I enjoy learning from patients and families, and doing my best to teach other clinicians the lessons I learn.

Professional Background

Dr. Anna E Kenney, D.O., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Director of Palliative Quality Improvement, Director of Palliative Education at University of Rochester Medical Center. She is a board certified internist and Palliative Care doctor and practices in both inpatient and outpat...
Dr. Anna E Kenney, D.O., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Director of Palliative Quality Improvement, Director of Palliative Education at University of Rochester Medical Center. She is a board certified internist and Palliative Care doctor and practices in both inpatient and outpatient settings. A graduate of Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, she earned her DO at Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed internship, residency and fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr Kenney is passionate about language, serious illness communication, patient and family-centered care, and education for both clinicians and families. Her focus in Quality Improvement allows her to examine systems and how they impact our patients and teams. In 2022, she developed an interdisciplinary "UPP" (Unit-based Performance Program) team for our inpatient Palliative unit and consult service to foster and develop projects.

Certified Specialties

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Palliative Care (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2020 - 2021

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2018 - 2020

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2017 - 2018

Education

DO | Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicin. 2017

Awards

2022-2023 Department of Medicine Residency Teaching Honor Roll.

Publications

Journal Articles

Gabapentin-Induced Overflow Urinary Incontinence: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Masri S, Kenney AE, Scigliano D, Juba KM

Journal of pain & palliative care pharmacotherapy.. 2023 June 37 (2):178-183. Epub 12/20/2022.

Dual-retrieval models and neurocognitive impairment.

Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Gomes CF, Kenney AE, Gross CJ, Taub ES, Spreng RN,

Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition.. 2014 January 40 (1):41-65. Epub 08/26/2013.

The apolipoprotein E genotype predicts longitudinal transitions to mild cognitive impairment but not to Alzheimer's dementia: findings from a nationally representative study.

Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF, Petersen RC, Smith GE, Kenney AE, Gross CJ, Taub ES, Plassman BL, Fisher GG

Neuropsychology.. 2013 January 27 (1):86-94. Epub 1900 01 01.