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Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS

Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS

2023 Senior Faculty Scholars

Dr. Kimberly Kenton is a Tenured Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Chicago, where she also serves as the Chief of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. With a 20-year career dedicated to advancing pelvic floor care for women, Dr. Kenton is recognized internationally for her pioneering work in minimally invasive treatments for complex pelvic floor disorders, utilizing laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques.

A prolific scientist with over 250 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Kenton has continuously received federal funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for nearly two decades. She is the primary investigator on multiple NIH grants, including those within the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. Her research has significantly advanced patient-oriented outcomes and surgical treatments for conditions such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Dr. Kenton has held numerous leadership roles in national and international specialty societies, including the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and the American Urogynecologic Society. She has also been a director of both residency and fellowship programs, earning numerous national awards for her excellence in teaching and mentorship.

Dr. Kenton holds a Master of Science in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan and is deeply committed to improving the quality of life for women with pelvic floor disorders through her clinical expertise and research innovations.