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Edward Mather Kent, American physician.


Kent, Edward Mather was born on May 2, 1907 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Edward Enos and Eunice (Mather) Kent.


Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State College, 1929. Doctor of Medicine Syracuse University, 1932. Master of Science in Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 1940.


Intern, St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, New York, 1932-1933. Postgraduate in general surgery Graduate School University of Pennsylvania, 1934-1937. Resident in surgery Abington (Pennsylvania) Memorial Hospital, 1935-1937.

Resident in thoracic surgery Norwich (Connecticut) State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1937-1939. Fellow in thoracic surgery Washington University, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, 1939-1940. Resident Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Glendale, Maryland., 1941-1942.

Attending surgeon Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, chairman surgical division medical staff, 1965-1969, president staff, 1968. Area consultant thoracic surgery VA, Pittsburgh. Consultant staff Columbia, St. Francis, St. Margaret’s, South Side hospitals, also others.

Assistant professor surgery U. Pittsburgh School Medical, 1946-1951, associate professor, 1951-1954, clinical professor surgery, 1954-1970. Member Executive Committee, 1959. Kellogg Meml lecturer in surgery George Washington University, 1952.

Trudeau Memorial lecturer Trudeau Sanatorium, Saranac Lake, New York, 1954. Member medical advisory board Heart House. Board of directors Allegheny County unit American Cancer Society, 1956-1959.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to medical journals, chapters to books.


Served to commander, Medical Corps, United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Diplomate American Board Surgery, American Board Thoracic Surgery (founder. American College of Surgeons fellow (past governor).

Member of the American Medical Association, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County medical societies, American (council 1963-1967, 69-70, president 1968-1969), Pennsylvania associations thoracic surgery, American College Chest Physicians (vice president Pennsylvania chapter 1956), American, Central surgical associations, Society Internationale de Chirurgie (titulaire), American College Cardiology, Society Thoracic Surgeons, Pittsburgh Academy Medicine, Pittsburgh Surgical Society (president 1963), Western Pennsylvania Heart Association (director).


Married Dorothy Jean Dearborn, June 17, 1935. Children: Jean (Mistress Jean McNutt), Brian Mather, Beth Anne.

Edward Enos Kent

Eunice (Mather) Kent

Dorothy Jean Dearborn

Jean Kent (Mistress Jean McNutt)

Beth Anne Kent

Brian Mather Kent