Thomas KernPh.D.

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


  • Psychology

Special focus on

  • Health Psychology

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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.


  • Ph.D., 1992, University of Missouri


  • English

Patient ratings

4.9 out of 5 (226 Ratings, 95 Comments)

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