David F. Trent, PhD, MD

Dr. Trent's Patient Care Philosophy:

We treat every patient like I would want for my mother. We believe every patient should get the most modern treatment available. We believe all patients should get treatment in clinical trials.


What Patients say about Dr. Trent:

A leader in his field, highly respected by his peers. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a great doctor while going through cancer treatment.


Treating patients like family is at the heart of Dr. Trent’s patient care philosophy. His background in research gives him great interest in clinical trials, which he believes are the driving force behind cutting-edge medical treatment. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and serves on national panels for thrombosis and lung cancer.

Dr. Trent’s education began with a BS in biology from the University of Cincinnati. He went on to receive his PhD in physiology and subsequently his MD from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond. He remained at the VCU Medical Center for a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology/oncology. He has practiced with Hematology & Oncology Associates of Virginia, in Richmond, and served as the medical director of the Center for Breast Care at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. He is a member of the Richmond Blood Club and the Richmond Academy of Medicine and has been a physician with the Virginia Cancer Institute since 1996.

Outside the office, Dr. Trent enjoys a good game of bridge or poker and can be seen on the links when he has the opportunity. He makes his home in Richmond.


BS, Biology, 1975, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

PhD, Physiology, 1981, VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA


Hematology/Oncology, VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA, 1987–1992


Internal Medicine, VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA, 1985–1987


Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

To schedule an appointment with this physician, call (804) 287-3000