Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Dr. Edward (Joe) Kent III is a fellowship trained Interventional Pain Physician and board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in minimally invasive treatments for chronic pain.
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 where he graduated magna cum laude, he competed on the diamond as a starting pitcher for the Cowboys; in 2007 he was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection and helped the team come within one game of going to the College World Series.
Dr. Kent 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’s specific interests include the utilization of neuromodulation and regenerative medicine to improve pain and restore functionality, but more importantly, get his patients back to doing what they love. He believes in the multidisciplinary approach to pain medicine; interventions are just one component of a therapeutic environment, one that also includes exercise, diet, and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle. He enjoys working with his patients to develop a plan to help them achieve their specific goals, whether that be playing with a grandchild, or running a marathon.
Oklahoma State University
Oregon Health & Science University
Anesthesiology, Northwestern University
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University
American Society of Anesthesiologists
North American Neuromodulation Society
Spine Intervention Society
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine