Kenneth R. Branton, MD, is the Medical Director of Pain Management Centers of New England at the Beth Israel Lahey Health Care Center in Danvers, Massachusetts. The practice has additional locations in Gloucester and Newburyport.
Dr. Branton is Double Board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He attended Bowdoin College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Economics. After working at the Division of Tumor Immunology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute, Dr. Branton earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York and has over two decades of experience in pain management.
He completed his internship at the Univerity of Chicago Hospital and his Anesthesiology residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, and Pain Management fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. During his fellowship, Dr. Branton developed expertise treating cancer related pain at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Dr. Branton was one of the first physicians in the Chicago area to utilize percutaneous disc decompression utilizing Nucleoplasty radiofrequency technology to treat symptomatic patients with contained herniated disks. Dr. Branton was featured performing this technique on Chicago's NBC affiliate news broadcast.
Dr. Branton was the first New England physician to perform radiofrequency of the nerves that carry pain signals from the sacroiliac joint utilzing the Simplicity III radiofrequency probe. Other professional accomplishements include past president of Beverly Anesthesia Associates, Inc which provides anesthesia services for Beverly Hospital. Dr. Branton has practiced comprehensive pain management on the North Shore of Massacusetts for over 20 years and is the most experienced in performing the Intracept procedure on the North Shore and Merrimack Valley.
During his time in Chicago, Dr. Branton held the position of Director of Pain Management at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He taught residents at the Level 1 trauma center and presented multiple lectures on pain management for the Chicago Medical Society (CMS) and the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists.
Overall, Dr. Branton has more than 25 years of experience implimenting the best technologies to help patients with acute and chronic pain improve their function and restore their quality of life. Outside of medicine, Dr. Branton enjoys spending time with his family, friends and his French Bulldog, Guapo.
Dr. Branton is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiology (MSA), the American Society of International Pain Physicians (ASIPP), and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS).
With board certifications in pain management and anesthesiology, Dr. Branton offers the highest standard of attentive, compassionate, individualized and ethical compreshensive pain care in three locations across the Northshore and Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts.