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Patrick H McKenna, MD, FACS, FAAP

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UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building
1685 Highland Avenue
MADISON, WI 53705-2281

Patrick H McKenna, MD, FACS, FAAP

The Mark and Karen Koulogeorge Family Chair in Urology


  • Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Residency, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
  • Internship, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
  • Medical School, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1982

Dr. McKenna is a Specialty Diplomat of the American Board of Urology, chair-elect of American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology, president–elect of the North Central Section of the American Urology Association, and Health Policy Committee chair of the Society of University Urologists and American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology. He also has a career interest in quality improvement and currently serves as chair of the Department of Urology’s Quality Improvement Committee.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. McKenna’s special interests are complicated urologic reconstruction, Wilm’s tumor, antenatally detected urologic problems, disorders of sexual development and minimally-invasive treatments. His innovative use of computer games and conservative, noninvasive approach to managing pediatric urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections have been widely adopted nationwide.

Research Interests

Dr. McKenna’s research interests include antenatal urologic problems, incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, vesicoureteral reflux, DSD (disorders of sex development), urologic reconstruction, bilateral Wilm’s tumor and health policy.

Recent Publications
  • Zee RS, Herndon CDA, Cooper CS, Kim C, McKenna PH, Khoury A, Herbst KW. Time to resolution: A prospective evaluation from the Society for Fetal Urology hydronephrosis registry. J Pediatr Urol 2017 Jun; 13(3):316.e1-316.e5.
    [PubMed ID: 28215834]
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  • McKenna PH. Editorial Comment. J. Urol. 2017 Mar; 197(3 Pt 2):882-883.
    [PubMed ID: 27836459]
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  • Zee RS, Herbst KW, Kim C, McKenna PH, Bentley T, Cooper CS, Herndon CD. Urinary tract infections in children with prenatal hydronephrosis: A risk assessment from the Society for Fetal Urology Hydronephrosis Registry. J Pediatr Urol 2016 Aug; 12(4):261.e1-7.
    [PubMed ID: 27290614]
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  • Gaither TW, Awad MA, Fang R, Clemens JQ, Meeks W, Gulig S, Erickson BA, McKenna PH, Gonzalez CM, Osterberg EC, Breyer BN. The Near-future Impact of Retirement on the Urologic Workforce: Results From the American Urological Association Census. Urology 2016 08; 94():85-9.
    [PubMed ID: 27235749]
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  • Shapiro DD, Harel M, Ferrer F, McKenna PH. Focusing on organ preservation and function: paradigm shifts in the treatment of pediatric genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma. Int Urol Nephrol 2016 Jul; 48(7):1009-13.
    [PubMed ID: 27068815]
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  • McKenna PH. Editorial Comment. J. Urol. 2016 Apr; 195(4 Pt 2):1249.
    [PubMed ID: 26926546]
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  • Spencer ES, Deal AM, Pruthi NR, Gonzalez CM, Kirby EW, Langston J, McKenna PH, McKibben MJ, Nielsen ME, Raynor MC, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS, Smith AB. Gender Differences in Compensation, Job Satisfaction and Other Practice Patterns in Urology. J. Urol. 2016 Feb; 195(2):450-5.
    [PubMed ID: 26384452, PMCID: 5004345]
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  • McKenna PH. Current role of biofeedback for pediatric lower urinary tract symptoms. J. Urol. 2015 Jan; 193(1):14-5.
    [PubMed ID: 25444970]
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  • Radtke AC, Sauder C, Rehm JL, McKenna PH. Complexity in the diagnosis and management of 45,X Turner Syndrome mosaicism. Urology 2014 Oct; 84(4):919-21.
    [PubMed ID: 25260452]
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  • McKenna PH. Editorial comment. J. Urol. 2013 Oct; 190(4 Suppl):1499.
    [PubMed ID: 23791993]
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