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Thomas Kern, Ph.D.

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  • APOM Director of Pain Psychology
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Psychology

Special focus

  • Health Psychology

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Kern specializes in helping patients manage chronic pain and other chronic conditions.  His emphasis is on improving quality of life and increasing functioning within the reality of having a chronic condition.  Pain affects much more than the part of the body that hurts and Dr. Kern helps patients manage all of the life disruption that accompanies a difficult medical problem.

 He spends his spare time with his family and he enjoys hobbies including making pottery and sculpture, working on an old sports car, and going fly fishing.

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 1992, University of Missouri
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.9 out of 5 (161 Ratings, 67 Reviews)

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