Jerome Kurent, January 2010

Jerome Kurent, MD, MPH
School Of Medicine Keynote Speaker – January 14, 2010


Dr. Jerome E. Kurent received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1971. He completed residencies in medicine and neurology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1995, Dr. Kurent received a Master of Public Health degree in Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health and completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at the Harvard Medical School the following year. He also completed fellowships in neuromuscular diseases and electromyography at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

A faculty member of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) since 1984, Dr. Kurent was first an Assistant Professor of Neurology and progressed to Professor of Medicine; Professor of Neuroscience; and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in 2005. His talents have been recognized with numerous awards including the Faculty Award of Teaching Excellence and the Circle of Excellence Award for Didactic Teaching. He has also served MUSC in key administrative positions, including Acting Director, Center for the Study of Aging; Chair, Hospital Quality Improvement Committee; and member of the Medical Center Ethics Committee, a position which he continues to hold.

Dr. Kurent has also received high praises as a physician, being recognized by
Best Doctors in America for the past three consecutive years. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Kurent lectures extensively on palliative and end-of-life care, pain management, geriatric medicine, and geriatric neurology. He has co-authored a book titled A Clinician’s Guide to Palliative Care and has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Kurent is board certified in psychiatry and neurology, neuromuscular medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, and pain medicine.