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Craig G. Hurwitz, M.D.

Meet Dr. Hurwitz


Dr. Hurwitz was born in New Haven, CT and grew up in Ossining, NY. He graduated from SUNY at Albany with a B.S. in Biology in 1990 and then attended medical school at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. After completing internal medicine traning at the University of Vermont Medical Center he continued at UVM where he completed his kidney specialty fellowship. He went on to obtain an NIH individual national research service award in the study of ion channels in the kidney. He is the author of multiple original research publications and has written a number of articles for medical health magazines. He is the author of a chapter in a medical text book. He has lectured extensively across the country typically talking about diabetic kidney disease. He has given regional talks in NY, VT and NH and spoke nationally at the American Association of Diabetes Educators in LA. He more recently was an expert panelist at the 2012 Spring Clinical Meeting for the National Kidney Foundation where he lectured on using electronic health records to drive high quality care in dialysis units.

Focused on attaining high quality care Dr. Hurwitz implemented a custom software solution in his office when he first opened in 2002. Using skills obtained during his research training he created software algorithms for numerous aspects of kidney health. These algorithms were subsequently incorporated into a large scale electronic health record used in dialysis units across the country. He is now working closely with developers and dialysis caregivers to further improve the use of EHR's in the care of patients with all stages of kidney disease.

Dr. Hurwitz can also be seen around town playing solo acoustic music. He plays at local taverns and marinas remembering that laughter and music are some of the best medicine!


State University of NY at Albany, BS in Biology

State University of NY - Downstate Medical Center, M.D.

Intern, Internal Medicine UVM Med Ctr, Burlington, VT

Resident, Internal Medicine UVM Med Ctr, Burlington, VT

1999-2001 Research Fellow, Nephrology. UVM

2001-2002 Clinical Fellow, Nephrology. UVM

2000 Board Certified Internal Medicine

2005 Board Certified Nephrology