Michael Kurtz, MD, MPH

Attending in Urology

Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: (617) 355-7796
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Medical Services


  • Circumcision
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Hydrocele
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery


  • Urology


  • English


  • Kidney Stone Center
  • Robotic Surgery Program
  • Advanced Fetal Care Center
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As a pediatric urologist, I am passionate about the care of children with urologic conditions. As a parent, my goal is to give each patient and family the care I would give my own child. I prioritize communication – my hope is that every parent feels fully informed about their child’s condition as we work as a team to make them better. I feel privileged to work at a place like Boston Children’s Hospital, which has a tremendous spirit of collaboration toward children’s health.  In additional to surgery I am also dedicated to research so that we can bring the latest in ideas and technology to care for children today. 

Experience and Education


Pediatric Urology Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 2013-2016

Boston, Massachusetts

Internship in Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital, 2007-2008

Boston, Massachusetts

Medical School

Brown Medical School, 2007

Residency in Urology

Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009-2013

Boston, Massachusetts

Residency in Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital, 2008-2009

Boston, Massachusetts

Professional History

Michael P. Kurtz MD, MPH is a pediatric urologist specializing in robotic surgery, the multidisciplinary treatment of kidney stones in children, and the care of pregnancies when babies have urologic conditions. He attended college and medical school at Brown University as part of the 8-year medical program, awarded the Dean’s Prize as the top male student in the graduating class. He completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Urology at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a fellow in surgery at Harvard Medical School. On completion of training he was an attending urologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He then trained in a 3-year pediatric urology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital in Urology, the best department in the nation. During this time he obtained a Masters of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

His research interests are in the delivery of quality, effective care for children with urologic conditions, and he co-directs a lab focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of fetal lower urinary tract obstruction, this is one of the most severe urologic abnormalities affecting pregnancies and young babies – for this work he received the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith President's Innovation Award.


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  1. Diamond DA, Chan IHY, Holland AJA, Kurtz MP, Nelson C, Estrada CR, Bauer S, Tam PKH. Advances in paediatric urology. Lancet. 2017 Sep 09; 390(10099):1061-1071.
  2. McQuaid JW, Kurtz MP, Logvinenko T, Nelson CP. Bladder debris on renal and bladder ultrasound: A significant predictor of positive urine culture. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Aug; 13(4):385.e1-385.e5.
  3. Sack BS, Schäfer M, Kurtz MP. The Dilemma of Adolescent Varicoceles: Do They Really Have to Be Repaired? Curr Urol Rep. 2017 May; 18(5):38.
  4. Kurtz MP. What Can we Learn (and What Can't we Learn) from Observational Studies of Adolescent Varicocele Treatment? J Urol. 2017 Jul; 198(1):6-8.
  5. Kurtz MP, Nelson CP. Urology mythbusters: The 5:1 ratio in ureteral reimplantation. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 04; 13(2):187-188.
  6. Borer JG, Vasquez E, Canning DA, Kryger JV, Bellows A, Weiss D, Groth T, Shukla A, Kurtz MP, Mitchell ME. Short-term outcomes of the multi-institutional bladder exstrophy consortium: Successes and complications in the first two years of collaboration. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Jun; 13(3):275.e1-275.e6.
  7. Kurtz MP, Nelson CP. Urology Mythbusters: Introducing a new feature of the journal. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 04; 13(2):122.
  8. Kurtz MP, Nelson CP. Re: "Sureka SK, Patidar N, Mittal V, Kapoor R, Srivastava A, Kishore K, et al. Safe and optimal pneumoperitoneal pressure for transperitoneal laparoscopic renal surgery in infant less than 10 kg, looked beyond intraoperative period: A prospective randomized study." J Pediatr Urol 2016;12:281.e1-281.e7. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 04; 13(2):236.
  9. Kurtz MP, Eswara JR, Vetter JM, Nelson CP, Brandes SB. Blunt Abdominal Trauma from Motor Vehicle Collisions from 2007 to 2011: Renal Injury Probability and Severity in Children versus Adults. J Urol. 2017 Mar; 197(3 Pt 2):906-910.
  10. Schaeffer AJ, Kurtz MP, Logvinenko T, McCartin MT, Prabhu SP, Nelson CP, Chow JS. MRI-based reference range for the renal pelvis anterior-posterior diameter in children ages 0-19 years. Br J Radiol. 2016 Nov; 89(1067):20160211.
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  12. Kurtz MP, Leow JJ, Varda BK, Logvinenko T, Yu RN, Nelson CP, Chung BI, Chang SL. Robotic versus open pediatric ureteral reimplantation: Costs and complications from a nationwide sample. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Dec; 12(6):408.e1-408.e6.
  13. Kurtz MP, Leow JJ, Varda BK, Logvinenko T, McQuaid JW, Yu RN, Nelson CP, Chung BI, Chang SL. The Decline of the Open Ureteral Reimplant in the United States: National Data From 2003 to 2013. Urology. 2017 Feb; 100:193-197.
  14. Kurtz MP, Koh CJ, Jamail GA, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Shamshirsaz AA, Espinoza J, Cass DL, Olutoye OO, Olutoye OA, Braun MC, Roth DR, Belfort MA, Ruano R. Factors associated with fetal shunt dislodgement in lower urinary tract obstruction. Prenat Diagn. 2016 Aug; 36(8):720-5.
  15. Diamond DA, Kurtz MP. Re: Evaluation and Management of the Adolescent Varicocele: T. F. Kolon J Urol 2015; 194: 1194-1201. J Urol. 2016 Apr; 195(4 Pt 1):1173-5.
  16. Kurtz MP, McNamara ER, Schaeffer AJ, Logvinenko T, Nelson CP. Association of BMI and pediatric urologic postoperative events: Results from pediatric NSQIP. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Aug; 11(4):224.e1-6.
  17. McNamara ER, Kurtz MP, Schaeffer AJ, Logvinenko T, Nelson CP. 30-Day morbidity after augmentation enterocystoplasty and appendicovesicostomy: A NSQIP pediatric analysis. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Aug; 11(4):209.e1-6.
  18. Kurtz MP, Chow JS, Johnson EK, Rosoklija I, Logvinenko T, Nelson CP. Imaging after urinary tract infection in older children and adolescents. J Urol. 2015 May; 193(5 Suppl):1778-82.
  19. Kurtz MP, Zurakowski D, Rosoklija I, Bauer SB, Borer JG, Johnson KL, Migliozzi M, Diamond DA. Semen parameters in adolescents with varicocele: association with testis volume differential and total testis volume. J Urol. 2015 May; 193(5 Suppl):1843-7.
  20. Kurtz MP, Migliozzi M, Rosoklija I, Zurakowski D, Diamond DA. Accuracy of orchidometry in boys with varicocele. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Aug; 11(4):185.e1-5.
  21. Kurtz MP, Rosoklija I, Kringle G, Zurakowski D, Yu RN, Diamond DA. Prepubertal presentation of varicocele does not affect outcomes. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Apr; 11(2):73.e1-4.
  22. Sharma A, Kurtz MP, Eswara JR. Three distinct urethral fistulae 35 years after pelvic radiation. Nephrourol Mon. 2014 Mar; 6(2):e14197.
  23. Kurtz MP, Svensson E, Heimann TM. ???????????????Use of platelet-derived growth factor for delayed perineal wound healing in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a case series. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2011 Apr; 57(4):24-31.
  24. Kurtz MP, Eisner BH. Dietary therapy for patients with hypocitraturic nephrolithiasis. Nat Rev Urol. 2011 Mar; 8(3):146-52.
  25. Eisner BH, Kurtz MP, Harisinghani MG. Evolving role of magnetic resonance imaging in renal cancer imaging. J Endourol. 2010 May; 24(5):707-11.
  26. Christison-Lagay ER, Rodriguez L, Kurtz M, St Pierre K, Doody DP, Goldstein AM. Antegrade colonic enemas and intestinal diversion are highly effective in the management of children with intractable constipation. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan; 45(1):213-9; discussion 219.
  27. Eisner BH, Kurtz MP, Dretler SP. Ureteroscopy for the management of stone disease. Nat Rev Urol. 2010 Jan; 7(1):40-5.
  28. Kurtz MP, Heimann TM. Perineal adenocarcinoma thirty years after proctocolectomy: report of a case. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 Dec; 50(12):2241-3.
  29. Paul S, Kurtz M, Mentzer SJ. Osteomalacia associated with a fibroblast growth factor-23 secreting chest wall tumor. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Sep; 134(3):803-5.
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