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Meet Kent

Dr. Kent New believes the significant improvements in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of brain tumors made over the past two decades will lead to meaningful treatment advances for brain tumor patients over the next decade. Dr. New completed an MD/PhD program at Georgetown University Medical School where his research focused on the use of viruses for gene therapy and cancer therapy in the brain. He then went on to complete a neurosurgery residency at Duke University Medical Center where his research focused on using the immune system to fight brain tumors. Dr. New worked as an Assistant Professor in neurosurgery for three years at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and then went in to private practice at St. Vincent’s Medical Center also in Jacksonville. He currently oversees research at St. Vincent’s and helps evaluate patient cases and clinical trials for BTN.


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry 
  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
    MD, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology 
  • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
    Internship, Surgery, Residency, Neurosurgery