Joel L. Kent, M.D.

Joel L. Kent, M.D.

Contact Information

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642

Pain Treatment Center
180 Sawgrass Drive
Suite 210
Rochester, NY 14620

Appointment: (585) 242-1300

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physician

Patient Care Bio

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

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Anesthesiology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMD)


Pain Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology
Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology


University of South Florida Medica School1988
Bachelor of Schience | Stetson University1984

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pain Medicine at University of Maryland Medical Center01/01/1994 - 12/31/1994
Residency in Anesthesiology at University of Maryland Medical Center07/01/1991 - 12/31/1993
Residency in Family Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital Center07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Family Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital Center07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989