(Philadelphia, PA) - Mary Ann E. Keenan, MD, has joined the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Keenan is also Chief of Penn's Neuro-Orthopaedic Service program.

Dr. Keenan's clinical interests address reconstructive neuro-orthopaedic surgery for persons with neurologic disorders such as brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and post-polio syndrome. To support her research, she has received grant support from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Grant, the Albert Einstein Society Grant, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity Command, among others.

Dr. Keenan received her medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania and went on to complete an internship and residency with Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She completed fellowships in Arthritis/Joint Replacement and Neuro-Orthopaedics and Problem Fractures with the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in California. Prior to her appointment at Penn, Dr. Keenan was Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center, making her the first woman to chair an academic department of orthopaedic surgery in the country. She also held Visiting Professorships in several locations including Switzerland, Germany, Philippines, Italy, Tennessee and Texas.

She received the 1994 Commonwealth Board Award from the Medical College of Pennsylvania for the most outstanding physician practicing in Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Medical Association, as well as a member of many professional organizations including the American Orthopaedic Association and the Academic Orthopaedic Society. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and she has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally.


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Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.

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