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Joel L. Kent, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 242-1300

Fax: (585) 473-5007

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Anesthesiology, Pain, Palliative Care


As a palliative care provider, I treat symptoms related to any type of cancer. I am very patient centered and enjoy helping patients feel better.

I am an expert in the use of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain and have given multiple lectures on this subject. I am also board certified in anesthesiology, multidisciplinary pain medicine and palliative care medicine.

My goal is to determine the best course of action in any treatment plan by balancing the available treatment options with my patients' preferences.

Conditions I Treat:

- Pain management
- Palliative care for all cancers



MD | University of South Florida College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

01/01/1994 - 12/31/1995
Fellowship in Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine at University of Maryland Hospital for Children

07/01/1991 - 12/31/1993
Residency in Anesthesiology at University of Maryland Hospital for Children

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Family Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital Center

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Internship in Family Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital Center

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Journal Articles

Smith, SM; Dworkin, RH; Turk, DC; Baron, R; Polydefkis, M; Tracey, I; Borsook, D; Edwards, RR; Harris, RE; Wager, TD; Arendt-Nielsen, L; Burke, LB; Carr, DB; Chappell, A; Farrar, JT; Freeman, R; Gilron, I; Goli, V; Haeussler, J; Jensen, T; Katz, NP; Kent, J; Kopecky, EA; Lee, DA; Maixner, W; Markman, JD; McArthur, JC; McDermott, MP; Parvathenani, L; Raja, SN; Rappaport, BA; Rice, ASC; Rowbotham, MC; Tobias, JK; Wasan, AD; Witter, J. "The Potential Role of Sensory Testing, Skin Biopsy, and Functional Brain Imaging as Biomarkers in Chronic Pain Clinical Trials: IMMPACT Considerations". J Pain. 2017; 18(7): 757-77.

Barnas, G.M., Watson, R.J., Green, M.D., Sequeira, A.J., Gilbert, T.B., Kent, J.L., Villamater, E. "Lung and chest wall mechanical properties before and after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass". American Physiological Society. 1994; .

Gilbert, T.B., Kent, J.L., Foster, A.H., Gold, M.R. "Implantable cardiovertor/defibrillator placement in a patient with amiodarone pulmonary toxicity under thoracic epidural anesthesia". Anesthesiology. 1993; : 3.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Thoracic Pain
Book Title: The Handbook of Pain Management
Author List: Kent, J.L.
Edited By: A. Dolin, C. Padfield, J. Pateman
Published By: Butterworth-Heinemann Limited 1995 in Oxford, England




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