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Kevin J McKenna, M.D.

Office Location

Penn State Hershey Surgical Specialties
500 University Drive, UPC II, 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

Professional Education

Fellowship, 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


Sehgal R, Berg A, Polinski JI, Hegarty JP, Lin Z, McKenna KJ, Stewart DB, Poritz LS, Koltun WA.
Mutations in IRGM are associated with more frequent need for surgery in patients with ileocolonic Crohn's disease. Dis Colon Rectum.
2012 Feb;55(2):115-21.
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.
Sehgal R, Berg A, Figueroa R, Poritz LS, McKenna KJ, Stewart DB, Koltun WA.
Risk factors for surgical site infections after colorectal resection in diabetic patients.
J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan;212(1):29-34.
Fitzpatrick LR, Small JS, Poritz LS, McKenna KJ, Koltun WA.
Enhanced intestinal expression of the proteasome subunit low molecular mass polypeptide 2 in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 Mar;50(3):337-48
Marohn MR, Hanly EJ, McKenna KJ, Varin CR.
Laparoscopic total abdominal colectomy in the acute setting.
J Gastrointest Surg. 2005 Sep-Oct;9(7):881-6

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