Spotlight on new faculty: Kristin Rooney, M.D.

July 11, 2014

Image with caption: Kristin Rooney, M.D.

Kristin Rooney, M.D.

Kristin Rooney, M.D., is a new faculty member in the College of Medicine and a urogynecologist at the Olson Center for Women's Health. Here's a brief rundown of her background and the expertise she brings to UNMC.

  • Name: Kristin Rooney, M.D.
  • Hometown: Kingwood, Texas
  • New title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor and urogynecologist at the Olson Center for Women's Health

Research/Professional Interests:
As a physician, I feel as though it is my responsibility to educate women on the issues they are experiencing with their bodies and provide them options for treatment. Since the conditions that I treat are rarely, if ever, life-threatening, I like to work collaboratively with patients and allow them to choose treatment options that they feel will work best for them given their lifestyle and expectations.

How I fell in love with urogynecology:
I first experienced the field of urogynecology in residency. The urogynecologists I trained under are some of the best in the country. In regards to surgical approaches to pelvic organ prolapse, I loved the fact that I could see almost instantaneous results right in the operating room. I also enjoy the fact that I get to contribute to a woman's quality of life -- women are so appreciative of the services we can provide.

Degrees:

  • Medical Degree -- Rush Medical College, Rush University, Chicago
  • Ob/Gyn Residency -- Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.
  • Urogyn Fellowship -- Women's Continence Center of Greater Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Memberships:

  • American Urogynecologic Society

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I enjoy photographing wildlife in my backyard.
  • I love laying tile. In my first project, I cut and laid 18-inch travertine tile on the diagonal in a kitchen I remodeled.
  • In high school, I was in 4H/FFA and raised three pigs, two lambs, chickens, a steer and a dairy heifer.

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