Dr. Edward (Joe) Kent III is a dual board-certified interventional pain physician and anesthesiologist who specializes in minimally invasive procedures and surgery for acute and chronic pain. His specific interests include kyphoplasty for treatment of vertebral compression fractures, minimally invasive procedures to relieve lumbar spinal stenosis (MILD®, Vertiflex®, Stabilink®), and utilization of novel neuromodulation and nerve ablation techniques (Spinal Cord Stimulation, Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Intracept® Procedure) to alter how the body processes pain to restore function and quality of life.
Dr. Kent grew up in Billings, Montana and earned a baseball scholarship to attend Oklahoma State University for his undergraduate studies. While completing his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, he competed on the diamond as a starting pitcher for the Cowboys; he was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection and helped the team come within one game of the College World Series.
He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University where he earned the prestigious induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for graduating at the top of his class. He completed his internship at Brown University in Rhode Island and his anesthesia training at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Kent then returned to Oregon Health & Science University where he completed his fellowship in Multidisciplinary Pain Management.
Dr. Kent enjoys working with his patients to develop a personalized plan to help them achieve their specific goals, whether that be enjoying time with a grandchild or running a marathon. When he’s not working you can find him outdoors with his wife, Sarah, and their two children and dog, Rainier; he’s a hiker, skier, camper, mountain biker, and disc golfer.