As president of the California Medical Society, Dr. Fenlon headed the largest state association in the country. A native Iowan, she has been in private practice in San Francisco since 1945.
She took six months off from her practice in 1965-66 to serve as chief medical consultant for the Social Security Administration to help prepare the Medicare Program.
Dr. Fenlon received the Distinguished Internist Award of the American Society of Internal Medicine in 1971 and Distinguished Internist for Medicine at the UI College of Medicine Centennial in 1970.
In 1967, Fenlon received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Iowa State University, Ames, where she earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in oacteriology.
She completed an internship and residency at San Francisco General Hospitals and was Chief Resident of Medicine at the University of California Hospital, San Francisco.
Dr. Fenlon is a member of the Board of Directors of The University of Iowa Foundation, a life member of the Alumni Association and a member of the Association's Old Capitol Club.