Kenneth L. Kirsh, PhD

Director of Behavioral Medicine
The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Kenneth Kirsh received his PhD in clinical rehabilitation psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the director of behavioral medicine at The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass (PTC) in Lexington, Kentucky, one of the largest freestanding, multidisciplinary pain centers in that region of the country. His duties also include work as a clinical psychologist and investigator in both investigator-initiated and clinical trials research.

Dr. Kirsh has given national and international invited lectures on pain and addiction, and most recently served as an assistant professor in pharmacy at the University of Kentucky, lecturing pharmacy students on behavioral medicine aspects of health care, cancer pain management, and substance abuse issues. He also was a previous assistant director for symptom management and palliative care at the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. An author of more than 80 peer-reviewed and invited articles, Dr. Kirsh also has authored numerous book chapters, abstracts, and posters. He is a reviewer for more than 20 journals.

Last modified: June 5, 2012