Dr. Jeff Kendall earned a Masters of Arts degree in experimental psychology from Saint Bonaventure University and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana State University. His doctoral training was focused on the area of health psychology with specializations in pain management and neuropsychology.
He started his work with cancer patients by completing a fellowship in psychosocial oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Kendall has worked in comprehensive cancer centers, university medical centers, and community cancer centers. He has co-chaired National Cancer Institute sponsored committees and published over 35 journal articles and abstract related to psychosocial oncology and behavioral medicine. He speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to cancer survivorship.
Dr. Kendall is currently an associate professor and clinical leader of supportive services with the UT Southwestern Medical Center Simmons Cancer Center in Dallas, Texas. He is administratively responsible for psychology, social work, nutrition, integrative therapies, volunteers, employee wellness program, and behavioral science, survivorship, and patient education within the cancer center. In addition, he provides individual therapy and run support groups for cancer patients and their families.