Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Recertification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2020)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2010)
  • Residency: UCSF Internal Medicine Residency (1999) CA
  • Internship: UCSF Internal Medicine Residency (1997) CA
  • Medical Education: Georgetown University Hospital (1996) DC
  • Residency, UCSF, Primary Care Internal Medicine (1999)
  • Internship, UCSF, Internal Medicine (1997)
  • MD, Georgetown Univ Medical School, Medicine (1996)

Honors & Awards
  • Chief Resident Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching at Morning Report, Stanford Univ Medicine Residency Program (2003)
  • Division of GIM Exceptional Contributions Award, Stanford University Department of Medicine (2004)
  • Division of GIM Teaching Award, Stanford University Department of Medicine (2005. 2012)
  • Edward Bunn Award for Excellence in Medicine, Georgetown Club of D.C. (1996)
  • Janet M. Glasgow Award, American Medical Womens Association (1996)
  • Laureate Award, American College of Physicians (12/14)
  • Summa cum laude, Georgetown University (1996)

Administrative Appointments
  • Co-director, Stanford Primary Care CME (2002 - Present)
  • Faculty Senator, Stanford University Hospital/ School of Medicine (2006 - 2009)


Specializing In

  • Integrative and Alternative Medicine
  • Stress Management and Anxiety
  • Travel Medicine
  • Women's Health

Practice Locations

Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9000

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Dr. Kenny is a great doctor.
Dr. Kenny is an excellent physician very knowledgeable & compassionate.
Dr. Kenny was excellent.
Dr. Kenny has been my PCP for years. She is absolutely outstanding.
Dr. Kenny has been our doctor for a long time. She is very thorough, very well informed, and I trust her recommendations.
Dr Kenny is a fabulous doctor, clearly experienced and very competent and caring too.
Dr Kenny is amazing! Can't say enough good things about her.
Dr. Kathleen Kenny is very professional caring & friendly dr. She takes time to listen to my medical issues and give appropriate advices. Dr. Kathleen Kenny is a very compassionate and empathetic doctor! Well-recommended!
Dr Kenny is the Best. I trust her
Dr. Kenny has been my primary physician for many years and has always provided excellent care.
Dr Kenny is so knowledgeable -and always listens attentively to me always has answered to my problemsnever seems rushed and seems to be the best compassionate listener she has a gift!!
Dr Kenny is excellent
Dr. Kenny is a very good and caring dr. She always takes very good care of me. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Kenny is excellent and very professional. I am grateful for having her as our family primary care physician for the past 13 years. I would not change to any primary care doctor as long as Dr. Kenny is working at Stanford. Thank you so much for taking care of our health for my family. We are very grateful and blessed to know you.
Dr. Kenny is an excellent physician. She always incorporates my thoughts & feelings into my care plan.
Excellent experience.
Have been a patient over 12 years and have been satisfied every visit with her.
very good
Dr. Kenny is one of the best doctors I've ever had!
Dr. Kenny is an outstanding physician. Shows interest and compassion.
Dr. Kenny an excellent provider with care and compassion for the patient. She has very good follow up between appointments. She requests all necessary tests and addresses specific concerns and problems that require immediate attention. Thank you, Dr. Kenny for an excellent care.
Dr. Kenny is the best - She doesn't miss anything - great source of information - great clinician!
Dr Kenny is outstanding! she not only takes excellent care of my health but discusses the issues and educates me on her recommendations in a way that is empowering encouraging and timely. I feel that having her as my doctor is one of the biggest blessings of my life and I would recommend her to anyone !
Dr. Kenny is AWESOME! She listens to your questions/concerns, discusses options/possibilities and comes up with a solution. She really does an amazing job with her patients.
Dr. Kenny is simply amazing. She is attentive, spending what time is needed, knowledgeable, and discusses all aspects of a given topic thoroughly. Best primary care provider I have ever had
Superb clinician. Caring, well-informed, references scientific evidence to support clinical decisions.
Dr. Kathleen Kenny - provides exemplary service and care and I am grateful for her skills, knowledge, kindness and care. She is the best dr. I have ever had!
Dr. Kenny is very kind, helpful, wise, always explains carefully and thorough , serious with great humor.
I have been a patient of Dr. Kenny for many years. She is the best clinician for me.
Dr. Kenny is one of a kind. She is professional, kind, intelligent, concerned, and really dedicated to her patients.
Dr. Kenny has gotten better and better over the years. I believe that she cares about her patients and as time has passed, the rapport has grown over the years. I believe that she is an awesome, caring, doctor.
Dr. Kenny is very attentive, caring an excellent listener and advisor and compassionate doctor.
There is a disconnect with prescription procedure. We were not notified by both hospital & pharmacy that there is an open prescription.
Dr. Kenny is one of a kind
Dr. Kenny is the best doctor ever! She has been my primnary for 20 years and exceeds anything! Smart, kind, compassionate.
Dr. Kenny is by far the most caring, professional, smart, hardworking doctor that I have ever known. She is so very thorough and involved! We just love her!
Dr. Kenny is thorough & compassionate. In fact, she has been key in my grief recovery from the loss of my son.
Dr. Kenny is professional, listens to me and takes her time with my visit. Always look forward to seeing her and going over my questions.
Have recommended this doctor to my wife.
Exceptionally competent and empathetic physician.
I've had Dr. Kenny for many years as my primary care provider and I keep going back to give it another chance. this last visit sealed my thoughts that I need to find a provider with more compassion and caring. with a new diagnosis the first comment I get from her is that I need to loose weight. no review of my chart to realize I had recently lost 15 pounds. no encouragement that I am on the right track or support.
Dr Kathleen Kenney is competent, personable and efficient.
Dr. Kenny has been my physician for almost 20 yrs. She has been a champion for me when I was very sick, without her, I'm not sure I would be alive today. She has always treated me with the upmost care, concern and kindness.
Dr. Kenny is a very good Doctor.
Dr. Kenny is excellent at all she does with her patients regarding her expert knowledge, concerns, questions, and her genuine care for her patients with excellent communication skills.
dr Kathleen Kenny is excellent
Dr. Kenny is an excellent doctor.
Dr. Kenny is an excellent doctor!
She is caring and extremely knowledgeable. Par excellence!!!
Dr. Kenny is excellent and very caring. My whole family is under the care of Dr. Kenny. We are very grateful to have her as our primary physician since 2008
Dr. Kenny is an excellent doctor. She is experienced, knowledgeable and personable. I have a complicated health history. Dr. Kenny is able to put the pieces together, see the big picture, make accurate diagnoses and treatment recommendations. I always feel like I'm in good hands.
doctor Kenny offered to email her if my condition doesn't get better a week which shows she care
Dr. Kenney is fantastic, caring and very thorough!
Dr. Kenny is a very good doctor. She is very caring, professional and knowledgeable. I couldn't be happier that she is my primary doctor.
Dr. Kenny is exceptional! Kind, genuinely caring, knowledgeable. Highly recommend her!
There is only one adjective to describe Dr. Kenny, amazingly professional.
Dr. Kenny is exceptional!! Great physician, caring, courteous. Pays attention to details.
Nothing negative on the care provided or the explanations provided. Just seemed like a whirlwind in terms of the pace at which the visit proceeded, compared to other providers. The doctor and accompanying scribe showed concern and addressed the issues.
Excellent physician!
Very attentive - took care to put through refills of my medication.
Dr. Kenny is excellent and took time to explain treatment options, answer questions, & explain follow up care.
DR. KENNY IS THE BEST!!! I have been under her care for ten years>>>>
Dr. Kenny is a. amazing, kind, intelligent and thorough with great wisdom.
I am so thankful I have Dr Kenny for my primary care. She listened great, and always addresses my issues.
Dr. Kenny is excellent!
Dr. Kenny does an excellent job!
Dr. Kenny is simply the best.
Dr. Kenny always handles my complex medical conditions with grace and expertise. She explains everything clearly to me so I know what to expect. She is the best in the business in my opinion having interacted with so many doctors.
love Dr. Kathleen Kenny she is a great doctor always very understanding
I have absolute confidence in Dr. Kenny. She is courteous and very knowledgeable. She really shows concern for the patients' problems and recommends the appropriate treatment. I am fortunate to be under her care.
she's fantastic - able to get through a bunch of different concerns and also do a thorough exam.
Excellent experience. Dr. Kathleen Kenny is a remarkable primary care physician. Her attention to detail, professionalism as well as outstanding commitment to excellent inpatient care far exceed any expectation. I am very fortunate to be a patient in her care.
When provider entered examination room, greeting to me was... Why are you here?
In this case, the physician was new to my case and she took control--allowing consideration for my concerns--and did a wonderful job.
Dr Kenny is excellent at all she does!
Dr. Kenny is an excellent doctor with an excellent bedside manner! She was very patient answering all of my questions & concerns.
Dr. Kenny is the best all around physician ever. End of story.
the doctors and staff are very conscienscious. I am so glad they are my medical providers.
Dr. Kenny is so kind to us all and concerned with excellent information for any health issue always providing me with feedback, completely aware of all current issues and remembers everything. SHE IS AMAZING.
Dr Kenny is a wonderful physician. She really cares about her patients. She is very knowledgeable and shows compassion. In my old age and all the problems and issues I have, I am fortunate to have a doctor like her
Dr. Kenny is the Best!
I'm glad to be treated by Dr Kenny. She listens to my issues, understands that I am a human and not a symptom, and expresses that she's concerned about my medical needs. I don't need a doctor to be overly nice when I visit, I want them to be their attentive best selves. That's why I like Dr Kenny. She's no BS and gives it to me without any sugar coating.
very good
Dr. Kathleen Kenny is the best physician I've ever had, I will always recommend her - She's easy to understand and always takes care of my issues.
Dr. Kathleen Kenny is an excellent Medical Doctor.
Dr. Kenny is one of the most empathetic & professional I have ever had. I am very fortunate to have her as my PCP.
Dr Kenny is exceptional.she always listens to my concerns and explains the pros & cons of the decisions I make.
Dr. Kenny is always very thorough.
Dr. Kenny is wonderful & caring dr.
I had wanted to speak privately to Dr. Kenny before appt to avoid discussing mom's dementia in front of her. We ended up having to discuss it a little since no prior discussion time could be arranged. We have not been told blood test results yet.
She did not explain with me in details for my issues. I do not feel confidence in this care provider
I'm recommending Dr. Kenny for sainthood. :^)
Dr. Kathleen Kenny is very professional and caring. She is excellent and thorough with my medical need. I am very grateful for her care and information given to me.
Excellent follow up all health issues and personal attention to my health needs. Thank you, Dr Kenny
Dr. Kenny, is one of the best Dr's I have ever had she is extremely good at her job I will always refer anyone to her and I will never change her.
As always, Dr. Kenny quickly understood the issue and had good advice.
Dr. Kinney is the best doctor I have ever had.
Excellent. Dr. Kenny has been professional and courteous for over 10 years.
Best physical exam ever! Dr. Kenny's exam was very thorough. She checked for things other doctors never had. I am very happy with her work.
I was not told a male student would be coming in prior to the dr. I was quite surprised and uncomfortable I was not asked about my comfort until the end of the exam and prior to breast exam.
Dr. Kenny was extremely professional and nice. She took time to answer all my questions.
I cannot say enough about Dr. Kathleen Kenny. She is beyond thorough. She spends a lot of time with you to ensure that you can ask questions and so that she can assess any issues. Dr. Kenny is the BEST Dr. that I have ever dealt with in my life.
I will always recommend Dr. Kenny to everyone particularly those who need detailed attention to their health. She is a wonderful listener, goes out of her way to help the patient with letters, testing, and does a great deal of work around knowing your entire health history UNLIKE OTHER PROVIDERS. She is so intelligent and makes each visit very inspiring.
she was great!
Dr. Kenny was understanding, caring and compassionate.
Dr. Kenny has all of the qualities of an outstanding PCP: intelligence, intuition, insight, compassion, humor, and sensitivity. She stays up to date on current literature, and SHC should be very proud to have her as part of the Internal Medicine faculty!
Dr. Kenny is the absolute best. Kind, thoughtful, interested, never seems rushed, an excellent experience as always. I was going over our discussion in MyHealth before I got home from work on the same day!
I booked an appointment for an acute problem. Dr. Kinney took the time to ask me screening health maintenance questions and order tests, even though she was not my PCP. That was great since it saved me another visit.
(Dr. Kenny) excellent knowledge and communication of prescription and related research.
Dr Kenny walks on water!
This was my first visit with Dr. Kenny and we covered a lot of ground. I am pleased and grateful that Dr. Kenny has agreed to accept me as her patient
Dr. Kenny is an excellent doctor with an outstanding bedside manner.
I considered Dr. Kenny the BEST of doctors.
Love Dr. Kenny, she is absolutely wonderful.
Dr. Kenny is an outstanding physician. She also shown compassion!!
I would forever refer Dr. Kenny and Dr. Warner. I also saw Dr. Speigel who was wonderful last year in behavioral health.
Very helpful and knowledgeable. Dr. Kenny took a lot of time to discuss each of my medical questions.
Dr Kenny does an excellent job. I really feel that I'm getting good care and advise whenever I see her.
Dr. Kenney was friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. She put a lot of thought into my concerns and gave me evidence based answers for all of my questions.
Dr. Kenny is the best we had in a long time. She is a great doctor with tremendous interpersonal skills. We feel blessed the have her.
Dr. Kenny is outstanding!
Dr. Kenny is an outstanding physician. She is careful, thoughtful & thorough. She is always gracious and supportive of my health goals. She identified an issue with medication I had been taking and recommended a better alternative.
No other words for DR. Kenny and her staff other than AMAZING like a dream and clock work.
Dr. K. Kenny is the best medical provider.
Dr. Kenny is the very best.
Dr. Kenny is very thorough, I have the highest confidence in her advice.
Very impressed with Dr. Kenny. Very caring and knowledgable.
Kathleen Kenny, MD is excellent physician who takes the time and as the interest to assess my health situation completely and communicate useful information to me.
An amazing Doctor. Makes me feel very comfortable!
I was fairly disappointed from my visit. I haven't seen my primary doctor in 2 years, and she wasn't proactive in my health. I had to advocate for things that needed to be followed up. She also appeared rather nonchalant to almost belittling to my medical conditions.
Very thankful for Dr. Kenny! Interested, compassionate, understanding!
This dr. is the best dr. I've ever had and I had some good ones. Dr. Kenny is so informed and cares about my issues - would recommend her have recommended her.
Dr Kenny is an excellent, compassionate physician. I have absolute confidence in her.
Dr. Kenny is an excellent doctor in all aspects!
This day she was not overworked and able to spend time hearing my concerns.
Kathleen Kenney is fantastic. She takes time to understand one as a patient, the patient's lifestyle, etc. I actually look forward to my annual visit because she is so terrific. Stanford is lucky to have her.
Dr. Kenny has always been professional, caring, thoughtful (in a good way) and explains her suggestions very well.
Dr Kenny an excellent care provider. Thank you Dr. Kenny
Dr. Kenny is loving and caring, intelligent and well educated about all of her patients!!
Dr. Kathleen Kenny provides excellent care.
Dr. Kenny is the pro's pro. The very best.
Dr. Kenney is the best primary care doctor out there; smart, thorough and efficient at the same time (how does one do that?). She really listens and makes an impact in my health.
Dr. Kenny is a great doctor.
dr kenney is the perfect doctor for me. professional, caring, measured with wonderful conmunication skills.
The doctor was an excellent listener and answered all my questions very thoroughly. She is a caring physician.
Very professoal provider
I have never had a doctor as good as Dr. Kenny.
Dr. Kenney is awesome!
Dr. has many options to keep my well being and I like it very much.
She is very caring and understanding!
Dr. Kenny is one of the best physicians I ever had. I trust her opinion and she is very thorough.
A very competent and trustworthy physician. She made the visit very smooth and put me at ease instantly.
Dr. Kenny is a great clinician. She shows interest and compassion. I have absolute confidence in her.
Dr. Kenny is always wonderful. Remembers me & my history and is easy to talk with. Caring manner and very knowledgable. I have full confidence in her.
she is simply outstanding . we are very happy with it.
Dr Kenny is great, she is always very knowledgable about everything and includes me in decisions about my care.
love Dr. Kenny and nurse staff
The first thing Dr. Kenny says when she walks in is "What can I do for you?" The comment threw me off balance because it does not express concern only that I have come to ask for something. Odd. From that point I was a bit uncomfortable and nervous about telling her what I came in for.
Dr. Kenny is great !
Dr. Kenny is always approachable, knowledgeable, caring and able to communicate clearly.
I really like Dr. Kenny's she listens to my concerns and always gives me the time needed I never feel rush.
very good
Dr. Kathleen Kenny is the best dr I would recommend her any day and I have many of my family members go to her @ my referral.
Dr Kenny is fantastic very helpful. Thank you Dr. Kenny
Simply the best of health care.
Dr. Kenny is compassionate & delivers excellent care.
I'm older and used to more interaction - you know, like the doctor actually LOOKING at your body for moles or other irregularities. Physicians stare at the computer screen now. I realize that they have to update information, but it's very impersonal. My doctor is fine and no more guilty of this than any other, I'm just use to knowing my doctor and having a relationship with them.
Dr Kenny is the best!!
Dr. took a phone call on her cell phone during my exam and did not step out of the room :-(
Dr. Kenny is wonderful! She explained all possibilities.
Dr. Kenny has always had the best bedside doctoring. She's has always given me detailed information about whatever condition or illness we're dealing with. Whenever she's had to refer me to a specialist they reiterate what she's already told me. I have complete confidence and trust in her.
Dr. Kenny is a wonderful professional, we couldn't be happier that she is our Mom's Primary Doctor.
Dr. Kathleen Kenny is the finest doctor (Primary Care Provider) that I have ever had in all the years of dealing with medical personnel. She is so professional but more importantly than that she is extremely knowledgeable about medicine. She cares and shows a tremendous amount of empathy for the patient and that is extremely important. You don't feel like a number when you visit Dr. Kenny. You feel like she 'has your back' and that she really cares and wants to help. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends. She has been extremely helpful to me and I am very grateful for that help.
Generally I feel Dr. Kenny is in a hurry with me, because she is a busy doctor! This visit was better than most in that way.
Dr. Kenny is an excellent & outstanding doctor!
Dr. Kenny is tops! I had just gotten back from a trip to Sri Lanka - one person on our tour group had been diagnosed with dengue fever - Dr. K. allayed my worries, gave me a scrip for a possible alternate problem - I felt well cared for.
Dr. Kenny is an outstanding physician. Very knowledgeable, and caring.
Dr. Kenny is THE BEST. Excellent clinician and diagnostician. Stays well informed of current medicine. Truly treats the whole patient, doesn't get blinders on about one problem or another.
Always seems like the Drs. At Stanford are rushing off to there next appointments
Always feel she is in a hurry to leave; she looks at computer screen & not at me, as if she is too shy to really look at me? Makes me feel I am a nuisance.
Dr. Kenny is very knowledgeable about her patients and thorough in her questions and decisions.
Kathleen is incredibly smart. Able to recall info from medical school.
I really appreciate Dr Kenny's care and she is very responsive with my questions on MyHealth as well.
Dr. Kenny is a very compassionate care provider, listens and clarifies, and always includes me in any medical decisions.
Dr. Kenny is the best doctor! She's patient, an excellent communicator, great listener, and very knowledgeable. I trust her implicitly and I really appreciate that she considers diligent points of view & researchers questions or issues before dispensing advice - Love her!!!
Kathleen is an excellent physician, she is both competent and pragmatic. Very friendly and easy going.
Pleasant and knowledgeable. Superficial concern.
Dr Kenny is very thorough and knowledgable. She asks clear and precise questions and provides thoughtful and valuable advice. I have witnessed this with her treating both my wife and myself.
I live in Tiburon, CA and drive there for the excellent care, attention and detail oriented people who truly care about others.
I appreciate the time and effort that Dr Kenny spends on a thorough physical and her attentiveness and recall of my medical conditions
Dr. Kenny is great!
dr. kenny is the best doc ive ever had.
Dr Kenney is excellent & caring.
Dr. Kenny is the best doctor I have ever had!
Dr. Kenny is a wonderful doctor; she provides quality health care along with a caring attitude for her patient. She is intuitive and spends time listening to my concerns. I am very lucky to have her as my primary care physician.
Dr. Kenny has a challenge with the complexity of my medical issues. She is very good at figuring out the interactions of the issues and diagnosing new ones. No one better.
Dr. Kenny is professional, courteous, considerate and easy to talk with regarding any issues. The staff has also been professional and prompt.
As a provider and patient myself, I can say with Dr. Kenny is the crown jewel of primary care providers. She is thorough, patient, and has good clinical judgement and an excellent bedside manner. It's no wonder she has a full panel. Would recommend to family and friends.
Dr. Kenny is the best internist I ever had; she's extremely competent, capable and really listens & cares, gets the whole picture.
Talks to computer and not patient!
Great all around!
Dr. Kenny is excellent, and we would follow her wherever she took her practice if we were able.
Dr. Kenny is the best. I have forced my entire family and many of my friends to become her patients. We all love her!
She was always great I have recommended her to several people.
Dr. Kenney provided great service, and was very thorough and helpful. My only suggestion would be that she take time to make eye contact and speak to me for a moment or two before making a beeline for the computer.
Excellent Provider !
Dr. Kathleen Kenny exemplifies excellence in a primary care physician. Her compassion and commitment to this patient (me) has been phenomenal. She takes time to explain things, to ask pertinent questions and to examine to make certain that all information is provided. Her follow-through after the appt. is very good. I have nothing but respect and admiration for this physician and for all she has done for me as her patient. If there were more physicians like Dr. Kathleen Kenny, the world would be a much better place!!!
Wonderful dr. Thinks outside the box writes down instructions perfect.
as I said been a patient for 13 years. I obviously love her
I Really Appreciate Dr. Kenny's follow up via Healthy Steps.
Dr Kenny is an excellent physician
Dr. Kenny is efficient but thorough. My health issues have been fairly minor overall but she is always patient & courteous.
Dr. Kenny & her staff are the BEST! I feel so fortunate to have her as my primary care MD.
I have recommended Dr. Kenny to my friends - my husband, son & daughter also see her.
Excellent dr. is willing to work with my other drs.
Excellent follow up via My Health on my test results - Gives me ease of mind.
Dr. Kenny was great with working through my list of problems/issues.
I am never rushed when I see this dr. and this is appreciated.
Dr. Kenny is the most respectful doctor I have ever been to.
My doctor (Dr. Kenny) is the best.
I drive 2 hrs. to see Dr. Kenney. I could see many other docs near my home. She is that good!

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