Location: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States
Alfred Kurtz, Radiologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in diagnostic radiology, gynecology and obstetrics, and education.
Dr. Kurtz became involved in his profession because he always wanted to be like his father, thoughtful and kind. In this essence, he pursued a career in medicine where he could provide his patients with both high quality health care and compassion. Since then, Dr. Kurtz has provided key research in ultrasound technology to establish an accurate fetal age, patterns for analysis of diffuse liver disease, evaluation of obstetrical and gynecological problems including intra-vaginal scanning and cross-sectional imaging evaluation for ovarian cancer. He served as the Director of Medical Education for the Department of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital from 2004 to 2009. He began teaching at the institution in 1977.
In his own academic pursuits, Dr. Kurtz first earned a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 1966. He continued his education at Stanford University, receiving an MD in 1972. Following this, he relocated to the East Coast for an internship and residencies at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center. On top of his work as an educator, Dr. Kurtz has contributed to the field by publishing several works and contributing to numerous articles and professional journals. He authored the 1995 and 2003 editions of “Ultrasound: The Requisites” and is the author of “Obstetrical Measurements in Ultrasound: A Reference Manual,” as well as the editor of the Atlas of Ultrasound Measurements in 1990.
In recognition of the value of his work, Dr. Kurtz has received a variety of awards and accolades. In 2017, he received the Joseph H. Holmes Clinical Pioneer Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. This institute also recognized him with the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award in 2009. Dr. Kurtz received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Radiologist in Ultrasound in 2011, was named the Mary S. Fisher Outstanding Educator of the Philadelphia Roentgen Society in 2009 and has received the Dean’s Citation for Significant Contributions to the Advancement of Education from the Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 2006. He received a grant from the National Cancer Institute from 1993 to 1996 and was the recipient of the A. Edward O’Hara MD Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1991.
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