Sheila A. Kenny

Nurse Practitioner

Pictured: Sheila Kenny

I have been an oncology nurse practitioner at Memorial Sloan Kettering since 1995. Most of my career has been devoted to caring for people with hematologic malignancies undergoing stem cell transplantation.

I collaborate with people in leadership positions in nursing and medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering to ensure a sound infrastructure for the care of bone marrow transplant patients by nurse practitioners in the setting of an intensive outpatient clinic. I love working in this unique practice setting that offers professional autonomy and an alternative to inpatient care for people with complex medical issues undergoing this type of transplantation.

I also have been very involved in developing patient education materials for our outpatient bone marrow transplant program, and in early 2013 I started an online support group (part of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Virtual Groups program) for people with outpatient autologous stem cell transplantation. I am also involved in ongoing quality improvement projects that affect clinical as well as operational issues.

During my tenure at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center I have been honored to receive the Samuel and May Rudin Award for Distinguished Nursing Practice and for Excellence in Nursing Research.


Clinical Expertise

Bone Marrow Transplant (Adults)
Hematologic Oncology

Languages Spoken



Nurse Practitioner Primary Care/Adult (ANCC)

Degrees and Licensures

Post Masters Family Nursing Practitioner (FNP), Pace University
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Adelphi University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), College of Mount St. Vincent
Registered Professional Nurse (RN)