Dr. Geoffrey Kurland is a Professor of Pediatrics and member of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kurland is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and education includes a BA from Amherst College and an M.D. from Stanford University. His pediatric Residency at Stanford was followed by a 4-year combined Pediatric Pulmonology-Allergy Fellowship with an addition year with Adult Pulmonology. His first full-time academic appointment was at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento, California. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1988 and has remained on the faculty here since that time.
Dr. Kurland considers himself primarily a clinician. He has special expertise and interest in Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy, Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease, as well as Pediatric Lung Transplantation. His clinical patients, however, cover the wide range of Pediatric pulmonary problems and include interstitial lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and numerous causes leading to end-stage lung disease requiring transplantation.
Dr. Kurland’s research interests include interstitial lung disease in infants and children and novel approaches to transplant graft surveillance. He is a PI or Co-PI on many of the clinical research projects in his Division. He has lectured at many institutions nationally and internationally. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, as well as 13 book chapters. He has also written a book describing his own experience as a patient with Leukemia.