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Kevin J McKenna, M.D.

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Surgical Specialties
200 Campus Drive, Entrance 4, Suite 3100
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-8887 Fax: 717-531-0646


Colon & Rectal Surgery

Patient Services Provided

Anorectal disorders Colon & Rectal Cancer Constipation Fecal Incontinence Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Practice Locations

Professional Education

Fellowship, Surgery, Colon/Rectal, The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis (1995) Residency, Surgery, General, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (1994) M.D., SUNY Downstate at Brooklyn, School of Medicine (1988)

Academic Interests

Performance Improvement
Quality and Patient Safety


Pogacnik JS, Messaris E, Deiling SM, Connelly TM, Berg AS, Stewart DB, McKenna KJ, Poritz LS, Koltun WA.
Increased risk of incisional hernia after sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis compared with colon cancer.
J Am Coll Surg. 2014 May;218(5):920-8.Epub 2014 Feb 19.
Messaris E, Sehgal R, Deiling S, Koltun WA, Stewart D, McKenna K, Poritz LS.
Dehydration is the most common indication for readmission after diverting ileostomy creation.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Feb;55(2):175-80.
Sehgal R, Berg A, Polinski JI, Hegarty JP, Lin Z, McKenna KJ, Stewart DB.
Genetic risk profiling and gene signature modeling to
Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Mar;55(3):239-48.
Haveran LA, Sehgal R, Poritz LS, McKenna KJ, Stewart DB, Koltun WA.
Infliximab and/or azathioprine in the treatment of Crohn's disease-like complications after IPAA.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Jan;54(1):15-20.
Koltun WA, McKenna KJ, Rung G.
Awake epidural anesthesia is effective and safe.
Dis Colon Rectum. 1994 Dec;37(12):1236-41.

Honors and Awards

Certificate of Appreciation, Penn State University/Good Samaritan Hospital, Family & Community Medicine Residency Program, 2007 Faculty Professionalism/Humanism in Surgery Award, Department of Surgery Faculty & Residents, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 2005 Thomas V. N. Ballantine Memorial Award for Excellence in Surgical Education, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 2005