Emmet M. Kenney, Jr., M.D.

CEO, Director of Pediatric Specialty Clinic

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Fargo, North Dakota

Telemedicine from Paradise Valley, Arizona

Psychiatrist Fargo | Dr. Emmet Kenney, MD | Fargo ND

Dr. Kenney is a Board-Certified Child & Adolescent and General Psychiatrist. He began providing psychiatric care in North Dakota in 1995. After co-founding and developing the largest private psychiatric hospital service in North Dakota, he founded Saint Sophie’s in 2010, with a focus on developing outpatient services based on patient-centered and family-friendly principles. He is Saint Sophie’s CEO. Dr. Kenney’s direct patient care focuses on  psychiatric diagnosis and medication management. He has special expertise in Child and Adolescent Illnesses,  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderDepressionAnxietyBipolar Disorder, and Chemical Dependency. He considers care from a perspective that is highly influenced by understanding genetic contributions to illness, pharmacogenomics (how a person’s DNA affects their metabolism of medications), and familial transmission of psychiatric illness from an inter-generational perspective. Other professional interests are Telemedicine, novel psychiatric treatments and the management of Obesity. At Saint Sophie’s, he is the Director of the Pediatric Specialty Clinic and a member of the Adult ADHD Adult ADHD Clinic.

Dr. Kenney accepts new patients up to the age of 20. He enjoys running and travelling.


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professional Organizations

  • North Dakota Psychiatric Society
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Telemedicine Association
  • American Association for Physician Leadership


  • Medical School at Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at University of Oklahoma
  • General Psychiatry Residency at University of Minnesota


  • Upjohn Medical Achievement Award is given to the Graduating Senior Who Best Exemplifies the Future Physician Through Scholarship, Character, and Leadership
  • In 1990, achieved the highest score in the U.S. on the PRITE (Psychiatric Resident in Training Exam)


  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Arizona

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