Michael W. Kent, MD

  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Michael W. Kent, MD
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Atrium Health Provider
Accepts New Patients
Treats Only Children


Practicing Specialties

Pediatric Hematology and OncologyPediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation


  • English


“I do my job to help children with chronic and life-threatening diseases have a chance to live a normal life, free from pain and with less threat of relapse.” 

Dr. Kent is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology (cancer and blood disorders). He specializes in treating children with sickle cell anemia, including with stem cell transplants and gene therapies. He also uses stem cell transplants to treat children with nonmalignant diseases. 

He is the processing lead for the Atrium Health Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant team at Levine Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders, a facility of Carolinas Medical Center.

Dr. Kent wanted to learn about hematology and oncology due to his personal experience with leukemia at a young age. His interest in sickle cell anemia grew out of years of watching patients struggle with pain. He desires to help reduce or eliminate the problems patients face and improve their life expectancies. 

He received his medical degree at Albany Medical College and completed his residency at Tufts Children’s Hospital (formerly The Floating Hospital for Children). He followed that with fellowships at the University of Colorado and the University of Minnesota.

His areas of research include stem cell transplants, haploidentical transplants and gene therapies for sickle cell anemia. He also researches non-myeloablative conditioning for sickle cell anemia in patients with matched related donors.

Dr. Kent loves to spend time in the mountains with his wife and 2 daughters, hiking, camping and exploring. He also loves to travel to new places.



Albany Medical College


The Floating Hospital for Children


University of Minnesota


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