Dr. Paul M. Kent, MD

Dr. Paul M. Kent, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology | Male | 52 years old

I'm a pediatric oncologist. And what that means is I take care of patients who have a pediatric type of cancer, not that I take care of only children. That's an important distinction. If it's a disease - such as sarcoma, leukemia or lymphoma - that is more common in the childhood age group, we have the expertise, and we have the open research protocols, the availability of the best treatments - regardless of your age. Consequently, we take and see patients up to age 40. The moment that I tell a family their child has cancer, they will never forget that moment. So the next thing has to be, And this is how we're gonna beat it. And that time is something that's frozen forever for this family. And we want to make sure that we are able to deliver on that promise.Read more

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I'm a pediatric oncologist. And what that means is I take care of patients who have a pediatric type of cancer, not that I take care of only children. That's an important distinction. If it's a disease - such as sarcoma, leukemia or lymphoma - that is more common in the childhood age group, we have the expertise, and we have the open research protocols, the availability of the best treatments - regardless of your age. Consequently, we take and see patients up to age 40. The moment that I tell a family their child has cancer, they will never forget that moment. So the next thing has to be, And this is how we're gonna beat it. And that time is something that's frozen forever for this family. And we want to make sure that we are able to deliver on that promise.Read more

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

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  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Clotting and Bleeding Disorders
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lump
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mass
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nosebleed
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parvovirus Infection
  • Pediatric Leukemia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Procedures Performed

  • Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Hospice Care Services

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Education

  • Medical School
    Mayo Medical School

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    University Chicago Chldns Hospital

    Completed in 1998

    University Of Chicago

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Chldns Meml Hospital Northwestern University
  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1986

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
  • Board certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kent's Care Philosophy

I'm a pediatric oncologist. And what that means is I take care of patients who have a pediatric type of cancer, not that I take care of only children. That's an important distinction. If it's a disease - such as sarcoma, leukemia or lymphoma - that is more common in the childhood age group, we have the expertise, and we have the open research protocols, the availability of the best treatments - regardless of your age. Consequently, we take and see patients up to age 40. The moment that I tell a family their child has cancer, they will never forget that moment. So the next thing has to be, And this is how we're gonna beat it. And that time is something that's frozen forever for this family. And we want to make sure that we are able to deliver on that promise.