KurzProfessor and Vice-Chair for Research
Director, UAB Post-Cardiac Arrest Service

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


Dr. Michael Kurz is a Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and holds joint appointments with the Department of Surgery and the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science. In addition, Dr. Kurz is the Director of the UAB Post-Cardiac Arrest Service providing comprehensive post-resuscitation care for cardiac arrest victims throughout Alabama.

Dr. Kurz attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine, receiving both a MD and a MS is Health Services Research. He completed his training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago and Fellowship in Emergent Cardiology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Kurz is boarded in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services.

Dr. Kurz serves as Immediate-Past Chair of the AHA Emergency Cardiac Care Subcommittee on Systems of Care and has contributed to the AHA ECC guidelines since 2010. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in resuscitation science and regularly reviews for JAMA, Circulation, Resuscitation, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kurz’s research interests are focused upon resuscitation systems of care including upon intra- and post-arrest care, coagulation dysfunction, optimizing hemodynamic support, and rehabilitation for survivors.


American Board of Emergency Medicine


Medical School
University of Virginia

University of Chicago

Virginia Commonwealth University


Office Location
KB 524