Kent earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology from UCLA and attended med school at Marquette University. He’s currently the medical director and chairman of emergency medicine, with more than 47 years of total service to PLCM. He’s also associate medical director of the Long Beach Grand Prix Association.
He and his wife Ginny have three children and five grandchildren.
What motivates your desire to give back?
I’ve always liked to help people and to teach people. It’s why I got into medicine.
Why do you support the Medical Center?
I’ve worked at a lot of different hospitals, but Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance and San Pedro have the best vibe because of their focus on mission and warm attitudes.
Why did you agree to join the Foundation board?
I enjoy my fellow trustees and supporting our various events. I believe it’s nice to start giving back to the place that supported me and my professional growth.