Publications, Awards & Honors

James T. Kurtzman, M.D.

A maternal-fetal medicine specialist is a physician who supports women with complex or high-risk pregnancies. These professionals are obstetricians with an additional three years of specialized training in managing high-risk pregnancies. They are sometimes also referred to as high-risk pregnancy doctors.

maternal fetal medicine

    1. PTB (Preterm Birth): 3 keys to assessing risk. Kurtzman J. Contemporary OB/GYN, September 2011 (Lead article)
    2. Quantitative fetal fibronectin screening in asymptomatic high-risk patients and the spectrum of risk for recurrent preterm delivery. Kurtzman J, Chandiramani M, Briley A, Poston L, Das A, Shennan A. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Mar;200(3):263.e1-6.
    3. Previous cesarean section and the risk of postpartum maternal complications and adverse neonatal outcomes in future pregnancies. Galyean AM, Lagrew DC, Bush MC, Kurtzman JT. J Perinatol. 2009 Jul 23
    4. Impact of a ‘rescue course’ of antenatal corticosteroids: a multicenter randomized placebo-controlled trial. Garite TJ, Kurtzman J, Maurel K, Clark R; Obstetrix Collaborative Research Network. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Mar;200(3):248.e1-9. Erratum in: Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Oct;201(4):428.
    5. Cesarean risk after successful external cephalic version: a matched, retrospective analysis. Clock C, Kurtzman J, White J, Chung JH. J Perinatol. 2009 Feb;29(2):96-100. Epub 2009 Jan 8.
    6. Saul LL, Kurtzman JT, Hagemann C, Ghamsary M, Wing DA. Is transabdominal sonography of the cervix after voiding a reliable method of cervical length assessment? J Ultrasound Med. 2008 Sep;27(9):1305-11.
    7. Kurtzman, JT. The delivery probability profile: A potentially valuable tool for profiling individualized risk of preterm delivery throughout gestation. Contemporary Ob/Gyn, 2008
    8. Jenkins SM, Kurtzman JT, Osann K. Dynamic cervical change: Is real-time sonographic cervical shortening predictive of preterm delivery in patients with symptoms of preterm labor? Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2006; 27(4):373-6.
    9. Kurtzman JT, Jenkins SM, Brewster WR. Dynamic change during real-time ultrasound: Prospective characterization and comparison in patients with and without symptoms of preterm labor. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2004; 23(6):574-8.
    10. Kurtzman JT, Wilson H, Rao CV. A proposed role for hCG in clinical obstetrics. Semin Reprod Med 2001; 19(1):63-8.
    11. Kurtzman J, Spinnato J, Goldsmith J, Zimmerman J, Klem M, Lei Z, Rao CV. Human chorionic gonadotropin exhibits potent inhibition of preterm delivery in a small animal model. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1999.
    12. Kurtzman J, Goldsmith J, Gall S, Spinnato JA. Transvaginal versus transperineal ultrasonography: a blinded comparison in the assessment of cervical length at midgestation. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1998;179(4):852-7.
    13. Saglio S, Kurtzman J, Radner A. HIV infection in women: An escalating health care concern. American Family Physician 1996;54(5):573-81.
    14. Kurtzman J, Thorp JM Jr, Spielman FG, Mueller R, Cefalo RC. Central hemodynamic effects of cocaine and ritodrine in the isolated perfused rat heart. Obstet Gynecol 1994;83(1):89-91.
    15. Kurtzman J, Thorp JM Jr, Haley LG, Spielman FG, Cefalo RC, Mueller R. Do nifedipine and verapamil potentiate the cardiac toxicity of magnesium sulfate? Am J Perinatol 1994;10(6):450-2.
    16. Kurtzman J, Thorp JM Jr, Perry S, Spielman FG, Mueller R, Cefalo RC. Do nifedipine and verapamil potentiate the cardiac toxicity of magnesium sulfate? Am J Perinatol 1994;10(6):450-2.
    17. Thorp JM Jr, Katz V, Kurtzman J, Fowler W, Bowes W. Fetal death from chlamydial infection across intact amniotic membranes. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1989;161:1245-6.