UAMS College of Medicine Names Kenney to Lead Radiology

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LITTLE ROCK – Philip J. Kenney, M.D., has been appointed chairman of the Department of Radiology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine.


Kenney was previously a professor of radiology, chief of the genitourinary section and medical director of outpatient radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. An abdominal radiologist, Kenney specializes in genitourinary imaging, diagnostic radiology and magnetic resonance imaging.


Kenney earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1977. He completed an internship in internal medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine and a residency in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis.


Kenney was an assistant professor of radiology at State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse before he was recruited to UAB, where he was the principal investigator for the American College of Radiology Imaging Network, a cooperative group dedicated to conducting clinical trials of diagnostic imaging and image-directed therapeutic technologies relating to cancer.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. Visit