Matthew McKenney is a physician assistant, certified by the National Commission of Certification of PAs, who supports Dr. James Behr. Matthew grew up in a sports-oriented family and naturally became interested in sport-related injuries. He chose a career path of becoming a physician assistant as a fitting profession that could combine his interests in sports, science, and medicine. Matthew believes medical decisions are made collectively between the patient and the provider, and that belief drives his desire to make sure his patients feel educated, empowered, and confident in their care plan. Matthew's approach to patient care follows a path of making sure each patient has all the information he or she needs, providing treatment options, and working together with his patients to construct problem-focused, personalized care plans that offer the best possible opportunity for positive outcomes.
Can you tell us something not many people know about you?
"I love to cook, especially fresh pasta. On my first attempt, I went through nearly an entire carton of eggs trying to make a serviceable pasta dough. Luckily I was eventually able to figure it out!"
What's your favorite book, movie, and TV show?
"I am a huge Batman fan and I love the “Dark Knight” trilogy, but just about everything directed by Christopher Nolan is A+ in my book."
Education & Credentials
Bachelor of Science Physical Education & Exercise Physiology, State University of New York College at Brockport, Brockport, NY
Bachelor and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY