Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kimberly Kenton is the section chief of urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery and vice chair of research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has built a thriving clinical and surgical program, and has earned international recognition for her innovative, minimally invasive treatments of women with complex pelvic floor disorders using laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques.
Kenton is currently a principal investigator on five federal grants, and her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. She has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications in journals that include The New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American Medical Association.
She earned a BA in biology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and an MS in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan. She completed her MD at Rush Medical College, followed by a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Rush University Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. Most recently, she was the chief of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.