Christopher D. Kent M.D.

 Christopher  D. Kent M.D.

Bio

Dr. Kent is an associate professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has a specific interest and expertise in regional and obstetric anesthesia. …

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Patient Care Philosophy

I try to provide anesthesia and pain relief in a way that makes my patients feel listened to and truly cared for during what can be difficult and anxious times. One size doesn’t fit all in anesthesia and by paying attention to what is important for my patients I hope to make their experience of procedures seem routine from the perspective of how much anxiety they feel but special with regard to the personal contact and human connection.

Personal Interests

Bicycling, running, skiing and literature.

Clinical Interests

He has a clinical interest in regional anesthesia which includes spinal, epidural and nerve block anesthesia for pain relief during and after surgical procedures.

Research Interests

Clinical research in understanding and preventing awareness during general anesthesia.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Victoria General HospitalInternship1989
Univ. of SaskatchewanMedical education1988
Montreal General HospitalResidency
New York University Medical CenterResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1988

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of AnesthesiologyAnesthesiology2006
Dr. Kent is an associate professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has a specific interest and expertise in regional and obstetric anesthesia.

Dr. Kent earned his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. After residency training in family medicine and a number of years working in a busy family practice, he did a second residency in anesthesiology at New York University. He joined the UW in 2005.

He provides anesthesia for a wide variety of procedures but has had a special interest in using epidural and nerve block anesthesia to provide post-operative pain relief to his patients.

He is board certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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