Mark F. Kurd, M.D.

Mark F. Kurd, M.D.
Dr. Kurd is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center. He specializes in treating disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Kurd has published several scientific articles and book chapters and has presented his research nationally and internationally.

He is currently a member of the North American Spine Society (NASS), the Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). He has multiple ongoing clinical research projects focused on improving the treatment of degenerative cervical and lumbar conditions and improving peri-operative pain management.

Education
  • Doctor of Medicine Jefferson Medical College
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellow, Spine Surgery Rush University Medical Center
Titles & Certifications
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital Affiliations
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Physicians care Surgical Hospital
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Lumbar Spine Research Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association

Carmen P. Carrero, MS, PA-C

Carmen graduated from Philadelphia University’s Physician Assistant program, where he also completed his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. He currently works with spine surgeon, Dr. Mark Kurd.

 Publications

     Peer- Reviewed

·         Le M, Kurd MF. A Review and Analysis of the YODA Trial: What Can We Glean Clinically? Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. Accepted for Publication.

·         Al-Shihabi L, Kurd MF, An HS. Surgical Treatment for Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament in the Cervical Spine. Journal of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery (JAAOS). Accepted for Publication.

·         O’Boynick C, Kurd MF, Darden B, Vaccaro AR, Fehlings M. Timing of Surgery in Thoraco-Lumbar Spine Trauma. Journal of Neurosurgery. Accepted for Publication.

·         Kurd MF, Couthino TP, Patel AA, An HS. Posterior Osteotomies for Symptomatic Cervical Kyphosis: Evaluation and Surgical Technique. Contemporary Spine Surgery. Accepted for Publication.

·         Fineberg SJ, Nandyala SV, Kurd MF, Marquez-Lara A, Noureldin M, Sankaranarayanan S, Patel AA, Oglesby M, Singh K. Incidence and risk factors for postoperative ileus following anterior, posterior, and circumferential lumbar fusion. The Spine Journal. 2013 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]

·         Phillips FM, Isaacs RE, Rodgers WB, Khajavi K, Tohmeh AG, Deviren V, Peterson MD, Hyde J, Kurd MF. Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Treated with XLIF: Clinical and Radiographic Results of a Prospective Multi-center Study with 24-Month Follow-Up. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 1;38(21):1853-61.

·         Fineberg SJ, Kurd MF, Patel AA, Singh. Incidence and Risk Factors for Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage after Lumbar Fusion. Spine. 2013 Aug 15;38(18):1584-9.

·         Kurd MF, Vaccaro AR. Spinal Instability: Trauma and Tumor in the Thoracolumbar Spine. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2013 June 25(2): 110-118.

·         Rihn, JA, Kurd M, Hilibrand AS, Lurie J, Zhao W, Albert T, Weinstein J. The Influence of Obesity on the Outcome of Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation: Analysis of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT). Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am). 2013 Jan 2;95(1):1-8.

·        Kurd MF, Lurie JD, Zhao W, Tosteson T, Hilibrand AS, Rihn J, Albert TJ, Weinstein JN. Predictors of Treatment Choice in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A SPORT Study. Spine. 2012 Sep 1;37(19):1702-7.

·         Rihn JA, Hilibrand AS, Radcliff K, Kurd MF, Lurie J, Blood E, Albert TJ, Weinstein JN. Duration of symptoms resulting from lumbar disc herniation: effect on treatment outcomes: analysis of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT). J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Oct 19;93(20):1906-14.

  • Kurd MF, Ghanem E, Steinbrecher J, Parvizi J. Two-Stage Exchange Knee Arthroplasty: Does Resistance of the Infecting Organism Influence the Outcome? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2010 Aug;468(8):2060-6..
  • Mortazavi J, Kurd MF, Post Z, Parvizi J, Purtill J. Distal Femoral Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Periprosthetic Fractures Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2010 Aug;25(5):775-80.
  • Fassett DR, Kurd MF, Vaccaro AR. Biologic Solutions for Degenerative Disk Disease. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2009 Jun;22(4):297-308.
  • Kurd MF, Pulido L, Joshi A, Purtill JJ, Parvizi J. Clostridium Difficile Infection After Total Joint Arthroplasty: Who is at Risk? Journal of Arthroplasty. 2008 Sep;23(6):839-42.
  • Vaccaro AR, Whang PG, Patel T, Phillips FM, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Brower RS, Kurd MF, Appannagari A, Patel M, Fischgrund JS. The Safety and Efficacy of OP-1 (rhBMP-7) as a Replacement for Iliac Crest Autograft in Posterolateral Lumbar Arthrodesis: Minimum 4-year Follow-Up of a Pilot Study.  Spine J. 2008 May-Jun;8(3):457-65.
  • Kurd MF, Patel D, Norton R, Picetti G, Vaccaro AR. Non-Operative Treatment of Symptomatic Spondylolysis.  J Spinal Disord Tech. 2007 Dec;20:560-564.
  • Norton RP, Patel D, Kurd MF, Picetti GD, Vaccaro AR. The Use of Thoracoscopy in the Management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine. 2007 Nov;32:2777-85.
  • Poelstra KA, Kurd MF, Albert TJ.  Managing Neck Pain: Evaluation and Treatment Recommendations.  The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2006 Nov; 809-814.
  • Albert TJ, Polestra KA, Kurd MF. Neck Pain, Radiculopathy and Myelopathy. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2007.

     Non Peer- Reviwed

  • Patel, D, Kurd, M.F., Vaccaro, A.R.: Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. Acute SCI Management: Nonoperative Considerations Thomas Land Publication. Volume 12, Number 1, Summer 2006.
  • Kurd, M.F., Patel, D, Vaccaro, A.R.: Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. Acute SCI Management: Operative Considerations. Thomas Land Publication. Volume 12, Number 2, Fall 2006.
  • Poelstra KA, Vaccaro AR, Rao S, Patel AA, Whang PG, Kurd MF, Stock G.  Pharmacologic Neuroprotection in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury and the Efficacy of Early Decompressive Surgery. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. Acute SCI Management: Nonoperative Considerations. 2006;12:2.
  • Patel AA, Poelstra K, Whang PG, Kurd MF, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR.  Esophageal Injuries in Anterior Cervical Surgery.  Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. Acute SCI Management: Nonoperative Considerations. 2006;12:2.

Presentations

·         Cohick S, Kurd MF, Park A, An HS. Fusion in Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Comparison of Osteoinductive and Osteoconductive Bone Graft Substitutes.

·         AOA/COA Combined Meeting, Montreal, Canada, June 18-21, 2014.

·         Kurd MF, Mohamed AS, Wepking KN, An HS. The Prevalence of Cervical Radiculopathy in Patients with Cervical Myelopathy.

·         North American Spine Society NASS, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 9-13, 2013.

  • Kurd MF, Hilibrand AS, Mcdermott JD, Rihn JA, Ponnappan RK, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ. The Impact of Preventable Spinal Imaging.

·         Eastern Orthopaedic Association EOA, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 19-22, 2011.

·         Rihn J, Kurd MF, Blood E, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Weinstein J, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ. Does the Duration of Symptoms from Lumbar Disc Herniation Affect Outcomes in the Spine Patient?

·         American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 9-13, 2010.

·         North American Spine Society NASS, San Francisco, California, November 10-14, 2009

·         Kurd MF, Rihn J, Blood E, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Weinstein J, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ. Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Who Decides to Have Surgery? North American Spine Society, Annual Meeting 2009.

·         American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 9-13, 2010.

·         North American Spine Society NASS, San Francisco, California, November 10-14, 2009

·         Kurd MF, Ghanem E, Steinbrecher J, Parvizi J. Two-Stage Exchange Arthroplasty – The Challenges of Treating Resistant Organisms.

·         American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting AAOS, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 9-13, 2010.

·         Eastern Orthopaedic Association EOA, Paradise Island, Bahamas, June 17-20, 2009.

·         Musculoskeletal Infection Society MSIS, San Diego, California, August 7-8, 2009.

  • Kurd MF, Pulido L, Joshi A, Purtill JJ, Parvizi J. Clostridium Difficile Infection After Total Joint Arthroplasty: Who is at Risk?

·         Eastern Orthopaedic Association EOA, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22-25, 2008.

·         Ghanem E, Kurd MF, Pulido L, Sharkey PF, Hozack WJ, Parvizi J. Surgical Treatment of Periprosthetic Infection: A Declining Success.

·         European Bone and Joint Infection Society EBJIS. Corfu, Greece, September 20-22 2007.

 

Abstracts/Posters

·         Kurd MF, Mohamed AS, Wepking KN, An HS. The Prevalence of Cervical Radiculopathy in Patients with Cervical Myelopathy.

·         AOA/COA Combined Meeting, Montreal, Canada, June 18-21, 2014.

·         David Anderson MD, Timothy DiIorio MD, Mark F. Kurd MD, Mitchell MaltenfortPhD, Jeffrey Rihn MD. Anti-emesis after Spine Surgery: Does a Single Pre-operative Dose of Aprepitant Reduce Nausea and Vomiting?

·         19th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), Istanbul, Turkey, July 18-21, 2012.

·         Eastern Orthopaedic Association EOA, Bolton Landing, NY, June 20-23, 2012.

·         North American Spine Society NASS, Dallas, Texas, October 24-27, 2012.

  • Mark F. Kurd MD, Alan S. Hilibrand MD, James D. Mcdermott BS, Jeffrey A. Rihn MD, Ravi K. Ponnappan MD, D. Greg Anderson MD, Alexander R. Vaccaro MD, PhD, Todd J. Albert MD. The Impact of Preventable Spinal Imaging.

·         American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS, San Diego, California, February 15-19, 2011.

·         North American Spine Society NASS, Chicago, Illinois, November 2-5, 2011.

  • Jeffrey Rihn, MD; Mark F. Kurd, MD; Mitch Freedman, DO; Emily Blood, MS; Alexander Vaccaro, MD; Ravi K. Ponnappan, MD; Alan S. Hilibrand, MD; Todd J. Albert, MD; James N. Weinstein, DO, MS. Does Obesity Affect Outcomes of Treatment for Lumbar Stenosis and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis?

·         Best Poster – Spine. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS, New Orleans, LA, March 9-12, 2010.

·         Mortazavi J, Kurd MF, Post Z, Parvizi J, Purtill J. Distal Femoral Replacement for the Treatment of Periprosthetic Fractures Following Total Knee Arthroplasty.

·         American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 25-28, 2009.

·         Eastern Orthopaedic Association EOA, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22-25, 2008.

  • Kurd MF, Pulido L, Joshi A, Purtill JJ, Parvizi J. Clostridium Difficile Infection After Total Joint Arthroplasty: Who is at Risk?

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS, San Francisco, California, March 5-9, 2008.

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