The Medical Advisory Board was established by McKenney Home Care to provide feedback and advice in key areas of care for McKenney Home Care Clients. With recommendations and support from national and international experts, McKenney Home Care has access to ongoing input on advances in medicine, practice, technology, programs and resources to be used within the company. The input of these experts facilitates the use of best practice standards. We are grateful for the expert guidance in achieving our goal of being the most effective and trusted leader in home health care.

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., Professor Alzheimer's Research at University of Florida College of Medicine; Deputy Director McKnight Brain Center; Associate Director, Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Dr. DeKosky, an international leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, recently became the Aerts-Cosper Professor of Alzheimer’s Research at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and is Deputy Director of the McKnight Brain Institute. His basic research centers on structural and neurochemical changes in human brain in aging and dementia and effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI).  DeKosky formerly served as vice president and dean of the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine and as professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Stanley Marks, M.D., Chairman of UPMC Cancer Center; Director of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer for UPMC Cancer Center/ University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Dr. Marks also serves as the Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UPPMC Shadyside and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has served as President of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and President of the Allegheny County Medical Society. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society, Allegheny County Medical Society, Pittsburgh Research Institute, UPMC CancerCenter, Pittsburgh Pain Society, Burger King Cancer Caring Center, Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Marks is also on the corporate board of Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, serves on the Credentials Committee of Highmark, and as a professional consultant in Hematology/Oncology for Medicare. He is also a co- founder of the local Juvenile Diabetes Foundation chapter.

Camillo Ricordi, M.D., Stacy Joy Goodman Professor of Surgery, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Microbiology and Immunology, and serves as Scientific Director and Chief Academic Officer of the University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute

At the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Ricordi also serves as Chief of the Division of Cellular Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Director of the Diabetes Research Institute Cell Transplant Center and Responsible Head of the cGMP Human Cell Processing Facility, an NIH funded cGMP facility that has been providing Human Cell Products for research and clinical applications at UM, in Florida and across state barriers since 1993. Dr. Ricordi has also served as Co-Director of the Executive Office of Research Leadership (2001-2003) and as Senior Associate Dean for Research (2003-2006) at the UM Miller School of Medicine.

Mark Lawrence Zeidel, M.D., Herman Ludwig Blumgart Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.


Dr. Zeidel previously served as Chief of the Renal-Electrolyte Division in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1996 he was named interim Chair of the Department and was shortly appointed to the Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine.  Dr. Zeidel has great experience in the areas of clinical care, teaching and administrative management. The Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh was the first in the United States to appoint a Vice Chair for Quality Improvement during Dr. Zeidel’s term as Chair.  He spearheaded and implemented a new curriculum at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School to enhance the teaching of residents and fellows.