Peter T. Kennealey, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Surgery-Transplant

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Medical School:
  • MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2000)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Boston College (MA) (1996)
Residency:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program, Surgery (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Program, Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship (2004)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Transplant Surgery (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Transplant

Professional Titles

  • Shawn and Crystal Osthoff Professor of Kidney Transplantation
  • Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs
  • Director, Vascular Access Surgery Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Boston College (1996)

Publications

  • Suarez-Pierre A, Choudhury R, Carroll AM, King RW, Iguidbashian J, Cotton J, Colborn KL, Kennealey PT, Cleveland JC, Pomfret E, Fullerton DA. Measuring the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on solid organ transplantation. Am J Surg. 2021 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34980465
  • Veale JL, Nassiri N, Capron AM, Danovitch GM, Gritsch HA, Cooper M, Redfield RR, Kennealey PT, Kapur S. Voucher-Based Kidney Donation and Redemption for Future Transplant. JAMA Surg. 2021 Sep 1;156(9):812-817. PubMed PMID: 34160572
  • Placement of the Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter UpToDate, December 2021. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/placement-of-the-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter/contributors
  • Schulick AC, Moore HB, Walker CB, Yaffe H, Pomposelli JJ, Azam F, Wachs M, Bak T, Kennealey P, Conzen K, Adams M, Pshak T, Choudhury R, Chapman MP, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. A clinical coagulopathy score concurrent with viscoelastic testing defines opportunities to improve hemostatic resuscitation and enhance blood product utilization during liver transplantation. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1379-1386. PubMed PMID: 32907709
  • Moore HB, Yaffe H, Pomposelli JJ, Wachs M, Bak T, Kennealey P, Conzen K, Adams M, Pshak T, Choudhury R, Walker C, Schulick A, Ferrell T, Chapman MP, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. Detection of early allograft dysfunction at 30 min of reperfusion in liver transplantation: An intraoperative diagnostic tool with real time assessment of graft function. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1518-1525. PubMed PMID: 32907708
  • Walker CB, Moore HB, Nydam TL, Schulick AC, Yaffe H, Pomposelli JJ, Wachs M, Bak T, Conzen K, Adams M, Pshak T, Choudhury R, Chapman MP, Pomfret EA, Kennealey P. The use of thromboelastography to assess post-operative changes in coagulation and predict graft function in renal transplantation. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1511-1517. PubMed PMID: 32878689
  • Flechner SM, Cooper M, Waterman A, Kennealey P, Redfield R, Verbesey J. Ethical principles governing organ transplantation apply to paired exchange programs. Am J Transplant. 2020 Jun;20(6):1756-1757. PubMed PMID: 32277552
  • Dyer-Kindy LM, Heelan Gladden AA, Gralla J, McCormick ND, Jenks C, Cooper J, Kennealey PT. Relationship between bovine carotid artery grafts for hemodialysis access and human leukocyte antigen sensitization. Hemodial Int. 2020 Jan;24(1):36-42. PubMed PMID: 31697439
  • Stites E, Kennealey P, Wiseman AC. Current status of pancreas transplantation. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2016 Nov;25(6):563-569. PubMed PMID: 27653421
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Transplantation, Member
  • Vascular Access Society of the Americas, Member
  • Association of Academic Surgeons, Member
  • International College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Society, Member
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Transplant Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0005

UCHealth Ambulatory Surgery Center - Cherry Creek Medical Center
100 Cook Street
Suite 500
Denver, CO 80206
720-516-3950

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2008)
  • American Board of Surgery (Re-certification), Board Certification (2020)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Kidney Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery - Pancreas Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery - Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery
Volunteer Activities
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Admissions Committees

Public Speaking
Yes
Dr. Kennealey has given invited lectures both nationally and internationally on dialysis access surgery and kidney transplantation.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2000)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Boston College (MA) (1996)
Residency Programs:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program, Surgery (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Program, Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship (2004)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Transplant Surgery (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Transplant
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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