Physicians and Staff

The staff of Pain Management Centers of New England and Pain Modulation Associates is spearheaded by Dr. Kenneth R. Branton. Together, the doctors and specialists of our pain management practice, offer patients living in and around the regions of Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and Boston' North Shore and Cape Ann state-of-the-art pain management diagnosis and treatment services. Board-certified and fellowship trained, the pain management physicians of our New England-based pain practice combine their expertise in acute and chronic pain control with compassionate, highly individualized care. Through a comprehensive offering of the most advanced techniques in minimally invasive pain control, Pain Management Centers of New England and Pain Modulation Associates strive to be the practices of choice for both patients and referring healthcare providers

Kenneth R. Branton, MD

Board-certified in Anesthesiology; Board-certified in Pain Medicine
Kenneth R. Branton, MD
Dr. Kenneth R. Branton is president of Pain Management Centers of New England and Pain Modulation Associates as well as Medical Director of the Pain Management Centers at the Lahey Outpatient Center of Danvers in Danvers, Massachusetts, and Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Board-certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dr. Branton earned his medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, and Pain Management fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Branton was one of the first physicians in the Chicago area to utilize percutaneous nucleoplasty radiofrequency technology to treat symptomatic patients with contained herniated discs, and was featured performing this technique on Chicago's NBC affiliate news broadcast. He was also the first physician in New England to perform radiofrequency of the sacroiliac joint with the Simplicity III radiofrequency probe.

During his time in Chicago, Dr. Branton held the position of Director of Pain Management at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he taught residents at this Level 1 trauma center and presented multiple lectures on pain management for the Chicago Medical Society and the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists. He is the former president of Beverly Anesthesia Associates, Inc. Overall, Dr. Branton has more than 25 years of experience treating pain management patients.

Dr. Branton is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Society of International Pain Physicians, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Russell Kelly, PA

Russell Kelly, PA Russell Kelly, PA, has more than 10 years of experience in acute and chronic pain management as a physician assistant and is well-versed in opioid as well as non-opioid pain management. He is a graduate of the Wagner College/Staten Island University Hospital physician assistant program in New York.

Mr. Kelly began his career as physician assistant for the Chairman of Surgery at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center located in Brooklyn, New York. He returned to Massachusetts and cared for patients suffering from dementia and pain issues in the Adult Behavior Unit at Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Mass. More recently, Mr. Kelly provided care at two correctional facilities in Massachusetts, specializing in non-opioid pain management.

Services We Offer

If you live in or around Boston's North Shore and Cape Ann and suffer from a pain condition,
speak with your primary healthcare provider about Pain Modulation Associates.

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