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Kevin W McEnery, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Director, Innovation in Imaging Informatics, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Kevin W. McEnery, M.D. is the Director of Innovation in Imaging Informatics and a Professor of Radiology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  He graduated from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA an attended Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.  He completed radiology residency at Brown University.  At the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, he completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology and joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor.   In 1996, he was named Section Chief for Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

As Director of Innovation in Imaging Informatics, Dr. McEnery collaborates with industry partners as well as internal stakeholders to optimize and improve informatics support of the Diagnostic Imaging enterprise.  In the MD Anderson transition to Epic, he serves in the role of Physician Builder to collaborate in the system build and optimization activities to occur after system deployment.


Research Interests

Informatics applications in support of Value-based transition of diagnostic imaging.

Predicative Analytics in support of Diagnostic Imaging operations including schedule optimization, staffing models and interpretation.

Informatics support of patient safety initiatives.

Optimization of imaging workflow and interpretation through EMR clinical data integration and enhanced models of imaging reporting.

Enhancement of clinical outcomes and care efficient through utilization of alternative models of interpretation and imaging data display.


Clinical Interests

Imaging of musculoskeletal system with emphasis on the detection, assessments and outcomes of patients with sarcoma.

Optimization of imaging reporting to enable improved patient outcomes and clinician efficiency.


Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1986 Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., MD, Medicine
1980 College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, BA

Postgraduate Training

2005-2006 Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Training Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2003-2004 Faculty Leadership, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
1999-2000 Executive Excellence Program, The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate School of Business Administration, Austin, TX, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1991-1992 Fellowship, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, William A Murphy, M.D.
1987-1991 Radiology Residency, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI, John Cronan, M.D.
1986-1987 Radiology Internship, Miriam Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI, Fred Shiffman, M.D.

Board Certifications

6/1991 American Board of Radiology


Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Member, Texas Medical Center CIO/CMIO Council, Houston, TX, 2011-2012
Member, BlackBerry Healthcare Customer Advisory Council, Orlando, FL, 2009-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Clinical Care and Operations Information Systems Steering Committee, 2004-present
Member, MD Anderson Physician Network Board of Directors, 2004-present
Member, Patient Safety Committee, 2004-2013
Member, Research and Education Information Systems Steering Team, 2004-2012

Honors and Awards

2006 Top 25 Innovators in Health Imaging & Information Technology, Health Imaging & Information Technology Magazine
2005 Third Place Award for Poster Session, "Importation of CD-based Image Studies into PACS: Initial Experience", Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
2002 The 2002 National Association of State Chief Information Officers Recognition Award, Innovative Use of Technology, Nomination made by Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft, National Association of State Chief Information Officers Computer World Honors Laureate - Medicine

Professional Memberships

American College of Radiology (ACR)
Member, 1991-present
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Member, 1991-present
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
Member, 1991-present
Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
Board of Advisors, 2005-present
Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
Member, 2003-present
Harris County Medical Society
Member, 1997-present
Healthcare Information & Management System Society (HIMSS)
Member, 2004-present
HIMSS Physician Community
Leadership Committee, 2009-2012
International Skeletal Society
Member, 2001-present
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Member, 1991-present
RSNA - Scientific Exhibits Award Selection Committee, Chicago, IL
Member, 2006-2010
Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)
Member, 1995-present
Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR)
Member, 1995-present
Texas Medical Association
Member, 1997-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. McEnery KW. Coordinating patient care within radiology and across the enterprise. J Am Coll Radiol 11(12 Pt B):1217-25, 12/2014. e-Pub 12/2014. PMID: 25467898.
2. Haygood TM, Malhotra K, Ng C, Chasen B, McEnery KW, Chasen M. Migration of central lines from the superior vena cava to the azygous vein. Clin Radiol 67(1):49-54, 1/2012. e-Pub 11/2011. PMID: 22070939.
3. Gupta S, Patel J, McEnery KW, Wallace MJ, Ahrar K, Suitor C, Hicks ME. Early experience using an online reporting system for interventional radiology procedure-related complications integrated with a digital dictation system. J Digit Imaging 24(4):672-9, 8/2011. PMCID: PMC3138935.
4. Costelloe CM, Murphy WA, Haygood TM, Kumar R, McEnery KW, Stafford RJ, Roy A, Bassett RL, Harrell RK, Madewell JE. Comparison of half-dose and full-dose gadolinium MR contrast on the enhancement of bone and soft tissue tumors. Skeletal Radiol 40(3):327-33, 3/2011. e-Pub 9/2010. PMID: 20862469.
5. Tamm EP, Thompson S, Venable SL, McEnery KW. Impact of multislice CT on PACS resources. J Digit Imaging(15 Suppl 1):96-101, 2002. PMID: 12105705.
6. McEnery KW, Suitor CT, Hildebrand S, Downs RL. Integration of radiologist peer review into clinical review workstation. J Digit Imaging 13(2 Suppl 1):101-4, 2000. PMID: 10847374.
7. Andriano KP, Chandrashekar B, McEnery KW, Dunn RL, Moyer K, Balliu CM, Holland KM, Garrett S, Huffer WE. Preliminary in vivo studies on the osteogenic potential of bone morphogenetic proteins delivered from an absorbable puttylike polymer matrix. J Biomed Mater Res 53(1):36-43, 2000. PMID: 10634950.
8. McEnery KW, Suitor CT, Hildebrand S, Downs RL. Radiologist's clinical information review workstation interfaced with digital dictation system. J Digit Imaging 13(2 Suppl 1):45-8, 2000. PMID: 10847361.
9. McEnery KW, Suitor CT, Hildebrand S, Downs R. RadStation: client-based digital dictation system and integrated clinical information display with an embedded Web-browser. Proc AMIA Symp:561-4, 2000. PMID: 11079946.
10. McEnery KW, Raymond AK. Giant cell tumor of the fourth metacarpal. AJR Am J Roentgenol 172(4):1092, 1999. PMID: 10587153.

Invited Articles

1. Slone RM, McEnery KW, Bridwell KH, Montgomery WJ. Principles and imaging of spinal instrumentation. Radiol Clin North Am 33(2):189-211, 1995. PMID: 7871166.


1. McEnery KW. Meaningful Use in Radiology: Potential for Clinical Transformation. CMIO 3(11):24, 11/2011.
Other Articles
1. McEnery KW. Quoted in For the Record. Moving Toward Interoperability By David Yeager 23(4):8, 2/2011.
2. McEnery KW. Quoted in CMIO. How Much Is Too Much? Tracking Radiation Dose through an EMR by Michael Basset 2(1):12, 1/2010.
3. McEnery KW. Quoted in Diagnostic Imaging. Hurricanes Test Radiology's Disaster Preparedness by Cynthia Keen:30-38, 12/2005.
4. McEnery KW. Quoted in Health Data Management. Melding PACS and Electronic Records by Bill Briggs 13:11:28-36, 11/2005.
5. McEnery KW. Quoted in National Cancer Institute, NCI Cancer Bulletin. Moving Health Records into the Electronic Age 2:3-6, 6/2005.


1. McEnery, Rile RE, Steele JR. Comparison of Error Detection Rates in Mandatory vs. Voluntary Professional Peer Review. Proceedings book of the 99th annual meeting of Radiological Society of North America:422, 12/2013.
2. Garg N, Kamel P, Sadruddin S, Herskovic J, Vining DJ, McEnery KW. Compression of Radiology Reports Using a Semi-static Dictionary and Directed Pseudoforest. Proceedings book of the 99th annual meeting of Radiological Society of North America:139, 12/2013.
3. Sabit S, Patel J, Nguyen TT, Wallace MJ, Suitor C, McEnery KW, Hicks ME, Gupta S. Use of Mandatory Complication Entry System Integrated into the Radiology Dictation System for Monitoring Effects of Quality Improvement Initiatives. Proceedings book of the 99th annual meeting of Radiological Society of North America:334, 12/2013.
4. McEnery KW. Using Quality Metrics to Drive Change and Improve Quality Across the Enterprise. Proceedings book of the 99th annual meeting of Radiological Society of North America:104, 12/2013.
5. McEnery KW, Shepard SJ; Venable S; Patel JJ. Suitor CT. Analysis of Outside Image Submission to PACS. Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine Annual Meeting:76, 6/2010.
6. Malhotra K, Haygood T, Ng C, Chasen B, McEnery KW, Chasen M. Secondary displacement of long term central venous catheters into the azygous arch. Proceedings of Radiologic Society of North America 95th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 11/2009.
7. McEnery KW, Patel JJ, Suitor CS. Automated Radiologist Worklist Generation with Patient Status and Schedule Prioritization. Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine Annual Meeting, 6/2006.
8. McEnery KW, Patel JJ, Suitor CS. Enabling “Just in Time” and Multidisciplinary Interpretation with Intelligent Interpretation Worklists. adiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 11/2005.
9. McEnery KW, Downs RL, Suitor CT, Hildebrand S. Analysis of Radiologist's Interpretation Efficiency with Integrated Access to Clinical Information. Radiology 221(P):372, 2001.

Book Chapters

1. McEnery KW. Evaluation: Diagnostic Imaging. In: Advanced Therapy in Surgical Oncology. Ed(s) Pollock RE, Curley SA, Ross MI, Perrier NE. BC Decker Inc: Hamilton, 656-64, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-55009-126-7.
2. McEnery KW. Imaging of Primary Bone and Soft-Tissue Sarcomas. In: Atlas of Cancer, Second. Ed(s) M Markman. Springer: New York, 374-8, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-57340-289-7.
3. McEnery KW. Imaging of primary bone and soft-tissue tumors. In: Atlas of Cancer, Current Medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 340-4, 2002.
4. Fisher AJ, Gilula LA, McEnery KW. Radiology of the diabetic foot. In: The Diabetic Foot. Mosby, 2000.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Interventional Radiology Patient Radiation Dose Passport
Funding Source: Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 6/1/2010 - 6/30/2012
Title: Oncologic Imaging Symposium Utilizing Scalable Strategy
Funding Source: RSNA World Wide Web-Based Educational Program Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 1/1/2001 - 3/31/2004

Last updated: 8/4/2015