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About Jonathan Anthony Kost, MD

  • Gender
  • Language
  • Specialties
    Accepting New Patients

    Pain Medicine

    Not Currently Accepting New Patients


  • Areas of Expertise
    Cancer Pain Management, Chronic Pain Management, Interventional Pain Management, Musculoskeletal Pain Management, Neurosciences


  • FellowshipBrigham and Women's Hospital, Pain Management

    InternshipWaterbury Hospital

    Medical SchoolAmerican University of the Caribbean

    ResidencyBeth Israel Medical Center


Dr. Jonathan Kost is the founder and medical director of the Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center and The Spine and Pain Institute at Midstate Medical Center. Dr. Kost has been practicing pain management for more than 20 years and is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He has dedicated his life to helping individuals in pain and helping to restore their functional level by developing the only interdisciplinary pain treatment center in Connecticut. He is an active member on the advisory boards for the state of Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission and Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.

He has also co-founded and served as past-president of the Connecticut Pain Society. Dr. Kost performed his anesthesiology residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and his interventional pain management fellowship training at Brigham Woman's Hospital, Boston, MA.

Medical Publications:

Pharmacogenetics and the Personalization of Pain Management: A Potential Role in Precision Opioid Treatment. Source: Connecticut Medicine . Jan2020, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p13-18. 6p. Author(s): Kost, Jonathan A.; Ruaño, Gualberto

Fundamental Considerations for Genetically-Guided Pain Management with Opioids Based on CYP2D6 and OPRM1 Polymorphisms: Pain Physician 2018 Nov; 21(6):E611-E621.Author(s): Jonathan A Kost, Gualberto Ruano

Complications of Psychotropic and Pain Medications in an Ultrarapid Metabolizer Patient at the Upper 1% of Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) Function Quantified by Combinatorial CYP450 Genotyping: J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 2017 Jun;31(2):126-138. doi:10.1080/15360288.2017.1304494. Epub 2017 May 16 Author(s): Jonathan Kost Gualberto Ruaño, Karen Larsen, Mohan Kocherla, James Samuel Graydon

Automated Extraction of Pain Symptoms: A Natural Language Approach using Electronic Health Records. Pain Physician 2022; 25:E245-E254 • ISSN 2150-1149

Amisha D. Dave, BSE, Gualberto Ruaño, MD, PhD, Jonathan Kost, MD, and Xiaoyan Wang, PhD


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