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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Fill out the following and your comment will post once it has been approved.

Name (Required)

Email (Required)

Thank you, your comment will appear below once it has been approved.