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Kent H. Nouri, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Pain Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Blvd
Unit Number: 409
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FC13.3024

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2004 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

7/2008-6/2009 Clinical Fellowship, Pain Management, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Basem Hamid, MD
7/2005-6/2008 Clinical Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX, Gerard Francisco, MD
7/2004-6/2005 Clinical Internship, General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Mary Brandt, MD

Board Certifications

12/2010 ABPMR Pain Medicine
7/2009 ABPMR


Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Operating Room Subcommittee, 2015-present
Member, Medical Practice Committee, 2014-present
Member, Sedation and Procedures Committee, 2014-present
Member, Practitioner Peer Assistance Committee, 2013-present

Honors and Awards

2008-2009 Chief Resident, Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas Houston Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance
2000-2004 Vice President, Baylor College of Medicine Class of 2004
1997-1999 National Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa
1995-1999 President's Honor Roll, The University of Houston

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pain Medicine
Journal Reviewer, 2008-present
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, 2005-present
American Pain Society
Member, 2009-present
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Editorial Review Board Member, 2012-present
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
Member, 2008-present
International Association for the Study of Pain
Journal Reviewer, 2008-present
North American Spine Society
Member, 2008-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Grider, JS, Nouri KH, et al. Spinal cord stimulation systemic review. Pain Physician. In Press.
2. Chai T, Bruel BM, Nouri KH, Driver L. Complications after intrathecal drug delivery due to the underlying malignancy in two patients with intractable cancer pain. Pain Physician 16(2):E107-11, Mar-Apr, 3/2013. e-Pub 3/2013. PMID: 23511685.
3. Koyyalagunta D, Bruera E, Solanki DR, Nouri KH, Burton AW, Toro MP, Bruel BM, Manchikanti L. A systematic review of randomized trials on the effectiveness of opioids for cancer pain. Pain Physician 15(3 Suppl):ES39-58, 7/2012. PMID: 22786461.
4. Burton AW, Mendoza T, Gebhardt R, Hamid B, Nouri K, Perez-Toro M, Ting J, Koyyalagunta D. Vertebral compression fracture treatment with vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty: experience in 407 patients with 1,156 fractures in a tertiary cancer center. Pain Medicine 12((12)):1750-7, 12/2011. e-Pub 11/2011. PMID: 22123171.
5. Nouri KH, Brish EL. Spinal cord stimulation for testicular pain. Pain Medicine 12(9):1435-8, 9/2011. PMID: 21914122.
6. Bloodworth DM, Nouri KH, Perez-Toro MR. Neurological deficits after epidural steroid injection: Time course, differential diagnoses, management and prognosis suggested by review of case reports. Pain Medicine 9 (s1):S41-S57, 1/2008.
7. Nouri KH, Kevorkian CG, Nisbet JJ. Neurosarcoidosis presenting with lower-back and leg pain. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 86(1):1-2, 1/2007. PMID: 17304681.

Book Chapters

1. Nouri KH, Abdi S. Spinal epiduroscopic mechanical adhesiolysis. In: Atlas of Spinal Endoscopy, 2015.
2. Nouri KH, Abdi S. Lumbosacral radicular pain. In: Fundamentals of Pain Medicine, 2014.
3. Huh B, Nouri KH. Superior hypogastric blocks. In: Multimodal Imaging in Interventional Pain Management, 2014.

Last updated: 8/5/2015