Peter Kent - MD

Peter Kent - MD

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My Areas of Practice

My interests and expertise include diagnosing and treating many rheumatic diseases including, but not limited to:  Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Inflammatory arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's, Scleroderma, (other) Connective tissue diseases, Gout, Pseudogout, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Inflammatory muscle diseases, and Vasculitis.

I typically do not provide long term care for chronic low back pain, chronic pain syndromes, or fibromyalgia.  These are conditions which may be better served by other specialties including physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as pain clinics.

Additional interests for me include biologic therapies used to treat rheumatic diseases.  I strive to provide patients with the most up to date education materials and treatment approaches.  Injection therapies for arthritis such as "cortisone shots" and viscosupplements are tools I regularly use to reduce pain and inflammation for patients with arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. 

General Information

Gender: Male

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

St Louis Park
3850 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

Education & Certifications

Board Certification in Rheumatology (ABIM) - certified 2003, recertified 2013

Rheumatology Fellowship 2001-2004: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Board Certification in Internal Medicine (ABIM) - certified in 2001, recertified in 2011

Internal Medicine Residency 1998-2001: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Rochester, MN

MD Degree: Mayo Medical School
Rochester, MN

Bachelor of Arts: Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Research & Publications

Schousboe JT, Glickstein SL, Schned ES, Paisansinsup T, Kent PD, Tierney RJ. Using the Patient Activity Score (PAS-2) to Assess Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity: Bias From the Presence of Comorbid Musculoskeletal Conditions for presentation in a Poster Session at the 2011 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 4 -9, 2011.

Warrington KJ, Kent PD et al. Rheumatoid arthritis is an independent risk factor for multi-vessel coronary artery disease: a case control study. Arthritis Research & Therapy. 2005;7:R984-991.

Kent PD, Matteson EL. Clinical features and differential diagnosis. In: RA: Textbook of Rheumatoid arthritis. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins,2004

Kent PD, Luthra HS, Michet CJ. Risk Factors for Methotrexate-Induced Abnormal Laboratory Monitoring Results in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of Rheumatology, 2004;31:1727-1731.

Kent PD, Michet C, Luthra HS. Relapsing Polychondritis. Current Opinion in Rheumatology, 2004;16:56-61.

Kent PD, Davis JM, Davis MD, Matteson EL. Bullous skin lesions following infliximab infusion in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatism.2002;46:2257-9.

Kent PD, Poterucha TH. Aberrant right subclavian artery and dysphagia lusoria. NEJM. 2002;346:1637.

Warrington KJ, Kent PD, Nakajima T, Kopecky S, Frye R, Lymp JF, Goronzy JJ, Weyand CM:  Rheumatoid arthritis is an independent risk factor for accelerated coronary artery disease. Arthritis & Rheum, 44(Suppl):S378(1955), 2001 (abstract)

McDermott JH, Kent PD, Service FJ. 67-year-old woman with recurrent hypoglycemia. Mayo Clin Proc. 2001;76:939-942.

Elesber AA, Kent PD, Jennings CA. Compressive neuropathy of the brachial plexus and long thoracic nerve: a rare complication of heparin anticoagulation. Chest. 2001;120(1):309-311.

Kent PD, Gregoire JR. Amebic liver abscess complicated by adrenal hemorrhage and adrenal insufficiency. Hospital Physician. 2001; 36(12):73-76.

Berndt TJ, Tucker RR, Kent PD et al. Dopamine enhances the phosphaturic effect of PTH during respiratory alkalosis. J Lab Clin Med. 1999; 134(6):616-622.

Kent PD, Tazelaar HD, Edwards WD, Orszulak TA. Temporal changes in the surgical pathology of prosthetic aortic valves: a study of 157 cases spanning 26 years (1970-1995). Cardiovasc Pathol. 1998:9-23.

Berndt TJ, Isaac J, Kent PD, Knox FG. Role of intrarenal dopamine on renal phosphate regulation. J Bone Miner Met. 1994; 12(Suppl1):S49-S53.

Professional Associations & Awards

American College of Rheumatology

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

Hench Award for Outstanding Rheumatology fellow, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, 2004

Rosenow Award for resident teaching, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine 2003


I was born in England, grew up in Montrose, Colorado, and attended high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.  Outside of medicine, I cherish spending time with family and friends.  My wife and I have 3 dogs, all miniature dachshunds.  I'm a sports fan, especially when it comes to college hockey, where I enjoy following my alma mater Colorado College, but also cheering on the Gophers.  I keep trying to win my fantasy football league, without much success yet.  Hobbies include gardening, sailing, hiking, and skiing.  I've volunteered at the American College of Rheumatology, doing a 3 year term on the Committee for Rheumatologic Care.  Our department also does clinical trials where I've served as an investigator on a number of rheumatoid arthritis studies.  I am active as a speaker for CME conferences for primary care physicians on Rheumatology topics.