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Caregiver Profile

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Michael Kurtz

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Alpert Medical School, Brown University , 2007 , Providence , RI

Internship

Surgery
  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 2008 , Boston , Massachusetts

Residency

Surgery
  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 2009 , Boston , Massachusetts

Residency

Urology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 2013 , Boston , Massachusetts

Fellowship

Pediatric Urology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2016 , Boston , Massachusetts

Philosophy of Care

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.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Michael P. Kurtz MD, MPH is a board certified 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.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Urology, Pediatric Urology