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Robert J. Kurtz

  • ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR Surgery
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Education

  • MD, New York Medical College

  • B.E.E, Cornell University School of Electrical Engineering

  • M.D., New York Medical College

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    Straight Surgery

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    General Surgery

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    General Surgery

  • Residency, Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Residency, Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Publications

Kurtz RJ, Heimann TM, Kurtz AB. Gallstone Ileus: A Diagnostic Problem. AM J Surg 1983; 146: 314-317.

Heimann TM, Kurtz RJ, Shen S, Aufses Jr AH. Mucosal Proctectomy and Endorectal Pullthrough Using Ultrasonic Tissue Fragmentation. Surgical Forum XXXIV 1983;: 202-203.

Findl E, Conti JD, Strope ER, Milch PO, Griffiths CL, Kurtz RJ. Electroarteriography: A Non-Invasive Technique for Blood Flow Measurement. J Electroanal Chem Vol 173, Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics 1984; 12: 3-14.

Heimann T, Kurtz RJ, Shen S, Aufses Jr AH. Mucosal Proctectomy Using an Ultrasonic Scalpel. Am J Surg 1984; 147: 803-806.

Kurtz AB, Kurtz RJ, Rifkin MD, Pasto ME, Cole-Beuglet C, Baltarowich OH, Wapner RJ, Foy PM, Morgan PM, Lutz MC, Cox JF, Goldberg BB. Total Uterine Volume: A New Graph and Its Clinical Applications. J Ultrasound Med 1984; 3: 299-308.

Kurtz AB, Shaw M, Kurtz RJ, Rifkin MD, Pasto ME, Cole-Beuglet C, Baltarowich OH, Wapner RJ, Foy PM, Morgan PM, Lutz MC, Cox JF, Goldberg BB. The Inaccuracy of Total Uterine Volume Measurements: Sources of Error and a Proposed Solution. J Ultrasound Med 1984; 3: 289-297.

Heimann TM, Kurtz RJ, Shen-Schwartz S, Aufses Jr AH. Mucosal Proctectomy Using Ultrasonic Fragmentation. Colo-Proctology 1984; 6: 316-319.

Heimann TM, Kurtz RJ. Ultrasonic Fragmentation: A New Technique for Mucosal Proctectomy. Arch of Surg 1985; 120: 1200-1203.

Kurtz RJ, Heimann TM, Beck AR, Kurtz AB. Patterns of Gallstone Ileus over a 45 Year Period. Am J Gastroenterol 1985; 80(2): 95-98.

Heimann TM, Kurtz RJ, Shen-Schwartz S, Aufses Jr AH. Ultrasonic Mucosal Proctectomy Without Endorectal Pullthrough. Dis Col Rect 1985; 28: 336-340.

Kurtz RJ, Heimann TM, Holt J, Beel AR. Mesenteric and Retroperitoneal Cysts: Report of Ten Cases and Analysis of The Literature. Ann Surg 1986; 203: 109-112.

Kurtz RJ, Pizzi WF, Richman H, Tiefenbrun J. Jumping from the Brooklyn Bridge: Report of Four Survivors. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1987; 195(1): 60-63.

Heimann TM, Martinelli G, Szporn A, Kurtz RJ, Quish A, Miller F, Oh SC, Fasy T. Prognostic Significance of DNA content Abnormalities in Young Patients with Colorectal Cancer. Ann Surg 1989; 210(6): 792-795.

Kurtz AB, Kurtz RJ. The Ideal Fetal Head Circumference Calculation. J Ultrasound Med 1989; 8: 25-29.

Heimann T, Slater G, Kurtz RJ, Szporn A, Greenstein AJ. Ultrasonic Mucosal Proctectomy in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis. Ann Surg 1989; 210(6): 787-791.

Heimann TM, Miller F, Martinelli G, Mester J, Kurtz RJ, Szporn A, Fasy T. Significance of DNA Content Abnormalities in Small Rectal Cancers. Am J Surg 1990; 159: 199-202.

Heimann T , Miller F, Martinelli G, Mester J, Kurtz RJ, Szporn A, Fasy T. Significance of DNA Content Abnormalities in Small Rectal Cancers. Gastroenterol Digest 1990; 10: 21-22.

Miller F, Heimann T , Szporn A, Martinelli G, Kurtz RJ, Fasy TM. DNA Ploidy of Colorectal Cancer and Synchronous Polyps in Familial Polyposis Coli. Dis Colon Rectum 1991; 34(12): 1103-1108.

Heimann T , Martinelli G, Szporn A, Luppescu N, Lembo C, Kurtz RJ, Fasy TM, Greenstein AJ. Colorectal Carcinoma Associated with Ulcerative Colitis: A Study of Prognostic Indicators. Am J Surg 1992; 164: 13-17.

Kurtz RJ, Heimann TM. Comparison of open and laparoscopic treatment of acute appendicitis. Am J Surg 2001; 183: 211-214.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Kurtz did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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