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Geoffrey Kurland, MD

Geoffrey Kurland, MD
Job Title Medical Director, Pediatric Heart and Lung Transplantation
Job Title Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5630 Phone
412-692-6645 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1973 Stanford University, Stanford, CA


1976 Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA


1978 Children's Hospital at Stanford, Stanford, CA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • American Board of Pediatric Pulmonology


  • 2013 Physician of Excellence Award from the American Lung Association
  • 2013 Named in Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best Doctors” list
  • 2012 Selected as the “Unsung Hero” of the Department of Pediatrics
  • 2009-2013 “Top Doc” in Pittsburgh
  • 2003 Outstanding Achievement in Patient Care Award, Top 25 Physicians, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Faculty Recognition Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Class of 2003


  • Leong AB, Green CG, Kurland G, Wood RE.  A Survey of Training in Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy. Pediatric Pulmonology  e-publication DOI 10.1002/ppul.22872; 2013.
  • Kurland  G, Deterding RR , Hagood JS , Young LR , Brody AS, Castile RG, Dell S, Fan LL, ,Aaron Hamvas 10 , Hilman BC, Langston C,  Nogee LM, Redding GJ.   An Official ATS Clinical Practice Guideline: Classification, Evaluation, and Management of Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD) in Infancy.  Am J Resp Crit Care Med 188 (3): 376-294, 2013.
  • Strawbridge H, Kurland G, Watson RS, Sheetz M, Wilkinson S, Weiner DJ. Radiation Exposure from Diagnostic Imaging in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Pediatric Critical Care  2012; 13 (4): 3245-8.
  • Guglani L, Tadros S, Morell VO, Spahr JE, Webber SA, Kurland G. Lobar displacement following pediatric heart-lung transplantation: Case report and review of literature. Pediatric Transplantation 2012; 16(3):E94-7.
  • Adler FR, Aurora P, Barker DH, Barr ML, Blackwell LS, Bosma OH, Brown S, Cox DR, Jensen JL, Kurland G, Nossent GD, Quittner AL, Robinson WM, Romero SL, Spencer H, Sweet SC, van der Bij W, Vermeulen J, Verschuuren EA, Vrijlandt EJ, Walsh W, Woo MS, Liou TG.  Lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis.   Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society.2009; 6(8):619-33.
  • Khan S, Kurland G, Newman B. Controlled-ventilation volumetric CT scan in the evaluation of acquired pulmonary lobar emphysema: a case report. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2007 Dec;42(12):1222-8.
Book Chapters
  • Spahr J, Weiner DJ, Stokes DC, Kurland G.  Pulmonary Disease in the Pediatric Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency States.  In Wilmott RW, Boat TF, Bush A, Chernick V, Deterding RR, Ratjen F (eds.) Kendig and Chernick’s Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children.  8th Edition. Saunders; Philadelphia, 2012; Chapter 62, pp 899-919.
  • Kurland G: My Own Medicine: A Doctor’s Life as a Patient; Henry Holt/Times Books, New York, 2002.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Interleukin-8 (IL-8) Levels in Sputum and Plasmn of Patients Hospitalized With Cystic Fibrosis: A Pilot Study
  • Multicenter Investigation of Nontuberculous Mycobacterium in Cystic Fibrosis Pathogenesis
Last Update
March 27, 2014
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