Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Jonathan E Kurz, MD, PhD

Jonathan E Kurz, MD, PhD

Instructor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy)

Focus of Work


My research interests focus on basic mechanisms underlying depression and neurologic sequelae of acute brain injuries, and on improving the care of children with neurologic critical illness.

Academic Focus

My current laboratory research involves potential antidepressant therapeutic strategies revolving around manipulation of a brain-specific subunit of hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels. I also am involved with clinical research related to the care of children with stroke and other types of acute brain injuries.

Clinical Focus

My clinical focus is in pediatric neurocritical care, including the care of children with stroke, traumatic brain injury, status epilepticus, neurologic complications of critical illness, and other acute neurologic dysfunction.


Education and Certification

  • PhD: Virginia Commonwealth University, Pharmacology and Toxicology (2006)
  • MD: Virginia Commonwealth University (2008)
  • Residency: Children's National Medical Center, Pediatrics (2011)
  • Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center, Child Neurology (2014)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois), Pediatrics Critical Care Medicine (2015)



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 51
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611