Edward A. Hurvitz, MD is Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is the James W. Rae Collegiate Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Hurvitz attended Wayne State University in Detroit for undergraduate studies, where he was awarded the Howard A. Donnely award for class valedictorian. He graduated from Wayne State College of Medicine in 1984, and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Department of PM&R in 1989 after completing a one year fellowship there in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Hurvitz also obtained certification in Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 1990. He was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2002, and then became department chair in 2006 and was promoted to full Professor in 2013. He has also served as chief of service for PM&R at the Ann Arbor VA hospital. Dr. Hurvitz has been involved in the diagnosis and management of children with disabilities for over 20 years. His focus has been on individuals with cerebral palsy and other brain-related syndromes that start in the childhood years. His work covers such areas as spasticity management, motor control, and health and fitness. He has received support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and from industry for these efforts. His current work focuses on body composition and fitness in children and adults with cerebral palsy, as well as overall health and function in adults with cerebral palsy.
He also has worked to promote research in individuals with disability, serving as Co-Director of a National Institute of Health (NIH) sponsored rehabilitation research training program, and participating in panels and national courses related to this area. Dr. Hurvitz has gained international recognition for his work, lecturing around the country at national meetings and in Israel and Europe. He serves on several national committees and committees for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the American Academy of PM&R. He is co-director of the Cerebral Palsy Research Consortium of Michigan.