KurzAssociate Professor
Co-Director, Therapeutic Hypothermia Program

Research and Clinical Interests
intra-arrest care, coagulation dysfunction following cardiac arrest, post-resuscitation care


Dr. Michael C. Kurz trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago and completed Fellowship in Emergent Cardiac Care at Virginia Commonwealth University. Boarded in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services, Dr. Kurz is currently a physician scientist at the Alabama Resuscitation Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Kurz serves as Vice-chair of the AHA Emergency Cardiac Care Subcommittee on Systems of Care and contributed to the 2015 AHA guidelines. His research interests are focused upon intra-arrest care, coagulation dysfunction following cardiac arrest, post-resuscitation care, rehabilitation for hypoxic brain injury. Dr. Kurz has authored or co-authored more than 30 research papers and is a reviewer for Circulation, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Resuscitation, and Critical Care Medicine. In addition, Dr. Kurz takes call on the UAB Medical Emergency Team and is Co-Director of the Hypothermia Team providing comprehensive post-resuscitation care for both in-hospital and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.


American Board of Emergency Medicine


Medical School
University of Virginia

University of Chicago

Virginia Commonwealth University


Office Location
KB 524