Kenna Stephenson, a native Texan, graduated with honors from The University of Texas in Austin, Texas, and received the MD degree with Research Honors from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. As a medical student, she was selected by the National Institutes of Health to participate in their medical student clinical research fellowship program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She completed her residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Tyler.
Dr. Stephenson is board certified in Family Medicine and a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Her professional career has included private practice with obstetrics and comprehensive inpatient care; community medicine; establishing a clinic for female veterans, and over a decade of academic medicine. A licensed physician in Texas, Arizona, and New Zealand, she is a published author on topics that include women’s health, preventive medicine, and the holistic model of patient care. Her research in compounded hormones in peri/postmenopausal women has been featured in, Family Practice News, Cardiology News, Ob/Gyn News, Medscape and WebMD. She has served as a physician consultant for Paramount Pictures and Fox Television, and as a health expert for local CBS, NBC, and radio affiliates. Her book, Awakening Athena, an inspirational and practical guide to creating health for women, has received international recognition. Throughout her career, she has volunteered in medical missions, both in the US and internationally. She and her husband, Doctor Douglas Stephenson currently reside with their youngest daughter in New Zealand where she is working in underserved, rural areas.