1-518-580-2170


3040 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Patricia Rae Kennedy, MD FACS

Patricia Rae Kennedy, MD FACS

Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care

3040 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

518-580-2170

 

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Education and Medical Training

Fellowship 1992-1993

Faulkner Breast Centre, Boston, MA
Surgical Fellow in Breast Disease
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow in Surgical Oncology

Internship and Residency 1986-1992

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Department of Surgery

Doctor of Medicine 1982-1986

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

Undergraduate Degree 1977-1981

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
AB, Mathematics

Professional Work History

Clinical Director, Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care 2015 – current

Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, NY

  • Responsible for creating a multidisciplinary program to coordinate comprehensive breast care, including risk assessment, breast cancer treatment, and survivorship care.


Medical Director, Breast Care Services 2005 –2015

Indiana University Health North Hospital, Carmel, IN

  • Responsible for creating a multidisciplinary program to provide comprehensive breast care, including breast imaging, breast surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, oncology nursing, rehabilitation and support services, high risk and survivorship care. The program, which serves 120 new breast cancer patients a year, has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers since 2009.
  • Director of the weekly breast conference, where cases are presented for professional education and development of treatment plans following evidence based guidelines. The conference offers Category 1 credit under the auspices of Indiana University Continuing Medical Education..


Surveyor, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers 2009 - current

American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL

  • Responsible for review of program applications and site visits to breast centers, ensuring compliance with standards required to achieve NAPBC accreditation.


Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery 2005 – 2015

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

  • Course director for student elective on multidisciplinary breast cancer care


Breast Surgeon, Connecticut Surgical Group 2003-2005

Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT


Medical Director, Faulkner Breast Centre 1999-2002

Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Responsible for management of the breast surgery group


Breast Surgeon 1993-2002

Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified, American Board of Surgery

Re-certified, American Board of Surgery

National Board of Medical Examiners Medical license, State of Indiana

Medical license, State of Connecticut

Medical license, State of Massachusetts

Medical license, State of New York

1995

2004

1987

2005(inactive)

2002 (inactive)

1992 (inactive)

1988

Professional Memberships

The Society of Surgical Oncology

American College of Surgeons Oncology Group

Boston Surgical Society

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

American Society of Breast Surgeons

Association of Women Surgeons

2008-

2000-

1999-

1997-

1997-

1990-

Service

Casting for Recovery

Manchester, VT

  • Board of Trustees 2015 – current
    • Casting for Recovery provides quality of life program to breast cancer patients and survivors that combines education, peer support and the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.
  • Medical Facilitator 2006 - current
    • Responsible for leading discussions on medical issues, providing support and monitoring the health of participants on weekend wellness retreats.

Susan G Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank 2006 - 2014

IU Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN

  • Volunteer at tissue collection events, obtaining breast tissue samples for research purposes.

Publications

ARTICLES

Simianu V, Wiebke E, Cacioppo J, KENNEDY PR: Bilateral mastectomy for refractory galactorrhea. Breast Journal 17(5): 558-60, 2011.

Burstein HJ, Harris LN, Gelman R, Lester SC, Nunes RA, Kaelin CM, Parker LM, Ellisen LW, Kuter I, Gadd MA, Christian RL, KENNEDY PR, Borges VF, Bunnell CA, Younger J, Smith BL, Winer EP: Preoperative Therapy with Trastuzumab and Paclitaxel Followed by Sequential Adjuvant Doxorubicin/Cyclophosphamide for HER2 Overexpressing Stage II or III Breast Cancer: A Pilot Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 21(1): 46-53, 2003.

Maitra SR, Geller ER, Pan W, KENNEDY PR, Higgins LD: Altered Cellular Calcium Regulation and Hepatic Glucose Production During Hemorrhagic Shock. Circulatory Shock 38(1): 14-21, 1992.

Dulchavsky SA, KENNEDY PR, Geller E, Maitra S, Foster M, Langenback E: T3 Preserves Respiratory Function in Sepsis. The Journal of Trauma 31(6):753-759, 1991.

Dulchavsky S, Geller E, Maurer J, KENNEDY PR, Tortora G, Maitra S: Bactericidal Properties of Fibrin Gel in Contaminated Hepatic Injury. The Journal of Trauma 31(7): 991-995, 1991.

ABSTRACTS

KENNEDY PR, Cooper AG, Sadowsky NL, Mayzel KA: A Comparison of Fine Needle Aspirate and Core Needle Biopsy for Diagnosis of Benign Appearing Occult Breast Lesions. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 27:174,1993.

KENNEDY PR, Maitra SR, Dulchavsky S, Geller E, Maurer J: The Effect of Hemorrhagic Shock on Rat Hepatic Glucose Production. Circulatory Shock 31(1):53, 1990.

Maurer J, Maitra S, Dulchavsky S, Geller E, KENNEDY PR: The Effects of Functional Hepatectomy During Hemorrhagic Shock. Circulatory Shock 31(1):53, 1990.

Dulchavsky S, Maitra S, Maurer J, KENNEDY P, Geller E, Kreis DJ: Beneficial Effect of Thyroid Hormone Administration on Metabolic and Hemodynamic Function in Hemorrhagic Shock. The FASEB Journal 4(4):A952, 1990.

Dulchavsky SA, KENNEDY PR, Geller E, Maitra S, Foster M, Langenback E: T3 Preserves Respiratory Function in Sepsis. The Journal of Trauma 30(7):919, 1990.

Maitra SR, KENNEDY PR, Dulchavsky S, Geller E: Calcium Mobilization in Hepatocytes During Hemorrhagic Shock. The Physiologist 33(4):A-93, 1990.

Lectures

“Breast Cancer Surgery: Options and Decision Making”
Beat the Odds, ToLife! Educational Forum on Breast Cancer
Saratoga Springs, New York, August 3, 2016

“Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care”
Saratoga Hospital Breast Health Symposium
Saratoga Springs, NY. November 7, 2015

“Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment Update”
Casting for Recovery Volunteer Conference
Provo, Utah. October 24, 2015

“Preparing for NAPBC Accreditation and Survey”
Indiana University Health Cancer Centers Leadership Summit
Indianapolis, Indiana. May 2, 2014.

“What Surgical Nurses Should Know About Breast Surgery and Handling Breast Specimens”
Indiana University Health North Hospital OR Nursing Education Series
Indiana University Health North, Indiana. June 24, 2011.

“Breast Examination”
Management of Breast Issues Encountered in Primary Care
Indiana University Health North Hospital, Indiana, May 13, 2011.

“Nipple Discharge”
Management of Breast Issues Encountered in Primary Care
Indiana University Health North Hospital, Indiana, May 13, 2011.

“Breast Pain”
Management of Breast Issues Encountered in Primary Care
Indiana University Health North Hospital, Indiana, May 13, 2011.

“The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers”
Hendricks Regional Health Center
Avon, Indiana. March 19, 2010.

“The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers”
Indiana Cancer Registrars Association Annual Meeting
Plainfield, Indiana. November 12, 2009

“Surgical Treatment for Breast Cancer”
Clarian North Nursing Education lecture series.
Clarian North Medical Center, Indiana. September 28, 2009.

“Breast Cancer Diagnosis Follow Through”
Clarian North Nursing Education lecture series.
Clarian North Medical Center, Indiana. March 23, 2009

“Surgical Management of the Breast Cancer Patient”
Indianapolis Breast Center Mammography Technician lecture series.
Indianapolis, Indiana. August 20, 2008.

“Incorporating the Oncotype Dx Breast Cancer Assay into Clinical Practice”
Women treating Women, Genomic Health presentation to women physicians
Indianapolis, Indiana. April 22, 2008

“Impact of the Oncotype Diagnostic Assay on Breast Cancer Treatment”
Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
South Bend, Indiana. May 10, 2007

“Early Breast Cancer Management and the Oncotype Dx Breast Cancer Assay”
Genomic Health presentation for Associated Physicians & Surgeons Clinic.
Terre Haute, Indiana. April 9, 2007

“Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer”
Central Indiana Cancer Centers Nursing Education Lecture Series.
Indianapolis, Indiana. September 19, 2006

“Breast Cancer Surgery” Women’s Health nursing inservice.
Clarian North Medical Center, December 2005

“Breast Conserving Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer”
Excellence in Medicine CME Program, Clarian North Medical Center.
Carmel, Indiana. October 5, 2005

Panelist:

“Challenges of Community Cancer Centers”
Clarian Oncology Leadership Summit
Indianapolis, Indiana, November 5, 2010

Organizer and Panel Discussion Moderator:

“NAPBC Accreditation and Clarian North Breast Care”
Clarian North Breast Care provider education series.
Clarian North Medical Center, Indiana. October 20, 2009.

“Survivorship Issues for breast cancer patients”
Clarian North Breast Care provider education series.
Clarian North Medical Center, Indiana. July 9, 2009.

“Issues regarding radiation and reconstruction after mastectomy”
Clarian North Breast Care provider education series.
Clarian North Medical Center, Indiana. January 29, 2009

“Issues regarding preservation of fertility in breast cancer patients”
Clarian North Breast Care provider education series.
Clarian North Medical Center, Indiana. December 3, 2007

“Management of the patient at increased risk for breast cancer”
Clarian North Breast Care provider education series.
Clarian North Medical Center, Indiana. August 29, 2007

Community Engagements

Breast Health Education seminar
You: Head to Toe….a Women’s Wellness Event
Carmel, Indiana

11/10/2010

Breast Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment

Myriad Genetics Regional Sales Meeting
Indianapolis, Indiana

3/30/2010

Breast Heath Education seminar

Carmel Mayor’s Wellness Challenge, Clarian North
Carmel, Indiana

3/18/2009

Breast Cancer Screening education

Zionsville Schools employee health fair, Clarian North
Carmel, Indiana

3/5/2009

Yes Ma’am A Mammogram, radio awareness campaign interview 107.9 FM “The Track”
Indianapolis, Indiana

4/15/2008

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Update Lecture Carmel Women's Club
Carmel, Indiana

2/18/2008

Management of Breast Cancer Risk Lecture

Asian Help Society, United Methodist Church
Indianapolis, Indiana

12/1/2007

Breast Cancer Awareness Radio Show

The Chat Room with Terri “D” 106.7 WTLC-FM
Indianapolis, Indiana

10/14/2007

Management of Breast Cancer Risk Lecture

Asian Help Society, Korean Presbyterian Church
Indianapolis, Indiana

9/30/2007

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Lecture

Longaberger Horizon of Hope Benefit Luncheon
Burlington, Indiana

8/18/2007

Yes Ma’am A Mammogram, radio awareness campaign interview

107.9 FM “The Track”
Indianapolis, Indiana

4/18/2007

Management of Breast Cancer Risk Lecture

Clarian North Women’s Health Lecture series
Carmel, Indiana

4/4/2007

Breast Cancer Risk Assessments

Clarian North Ladies Soiree
Carmel, Indiana

11/16/2006

Breast Cancer Awareness Radio Show

The Chat Room with Terri “D” 106.7 WTLC-FM
Indianapolis, Indiana

10/15/2006

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Lecture

Presbyterian Women’s Club, Orchard Park Presbyterian Church
Carmel, Indiana

4/20/2006

 

Dr. PR Kennedy Fly Fishing

 

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