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Mercyhealth Pediatric Urologist Speaks at International Conference

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Patrick McKenna, MD, FACS, FAAP, pediatric urologist at Mercyhealth’s Physician Clinic–Riverside, spoke Saturday, March 13, at the Hypospadias International Society’s Annual Educational Seminar.

Dr. McKenna’s presentation, “Distal hypospadias repair,” featured a technique he developed on urethral advancement for distal hypospadias repair.

More than 2,000 people attended the virtual conference based in Germany. Dr. McKenna, who also serves as the President for The Societies for Pediatric Urology, joined the conference via Zoom. He was the only presenter from the Midwest.

Dr. McKenna earned his medical degree at the George Washington University, Washington, DC, and completed his Urology residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA. He also completed a Pediatric Urology fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. McKenna is certified by the American Board of Urology with added certification in Pediatric Urology.

His special interests include:

  • Hypospadias
  • Undescended testis
  • Urologic problems identified before birth (antenatal congenital surgery)
  • Complex congenital reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Genitourinary cancers
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Incontinence and recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Innovative treatments that decrease the use of medications, invasive studies, and surgery

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