Department of Medicine
Michael Kurz’s research focuses on sudden cardiac arrest, including intra- and post-arrest care, novel serum biomarkers for ischemia-reperfusion injury, rehabilitation for cardiac arrest survivors, and construction of resuscitation systems of care.
Kurz’s academic work includes over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, editorials, and reviews, including work published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation, Critical Care Medicine, and Annals of Emergency Medicine. He currently serves as a guest editor for Circulation.
He earned a BA with distinction from the University of Virginia. He received an MD from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where he concurrently received an MS in health evaluation services. He completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Chicago, serving as chief resident before completing a fellowship in emergency cardiac care at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before joining the University of Chicago, Kurz was a professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine.