James T. Kurtzman, M.D., FACOG


James Kurtzman, MD, FACOG, is a perinatologist in southern California. Dr. Kurtzman is the Medical Director of OC Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a private perinatal diagnostic center located in Irvine, California, and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, at
Loma Linda University Medical Center.  He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics/Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine.  For over 15 years, Dr. James Kurtzman has specialized as a perinatologist (Maternal-Fetal Medicine subspecialist).  He has extensive patient care experience and clinical research expertise in the management of high risk pregnancy, particularly in the area of prediction and prevential of preterm delivery and disorders of cervical function.  His publications include The delivery probability profile: A potentially valuable tool for profiling individualized risk of preterm delivery throughout gestation published in Contemporary Ob/Gyn, 2008. Dr. Kurtzman has received back-to back Patient's Choice Awards (Orange County) as well as 4 National Awards for Research Excellence (given by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine). 

CURRENT POSITIONS

Medical Director of OC Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a private perinatal diagnostic center located in Irvine, California, 2011-present.

Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California, 2010-present.

Director of Clinical Research, The Perinatal Institute
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, 2010-present.

PRIOR POSITIONS

Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
University of California, Irvine; Orange, California, 1999-2010. 

Staff Perinatologist, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, California; Hoag Medical Center, Newport Beach, California, 1999-2009

Obstetrics and Gynecology Section Chief, Saddleback Women’s Hospital, Laguna Hills, California, 2002.

EDUCATION 

Stanford University, B.A. (with distinction), June 1984; elected to Phi Beta Kappa 1983

University of California, San Diego, M.D., June 1988

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1988-1992

University of California, San Francisco, Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 1992-1994 (Research and thesis completed at University of Louisville)

University of California, San Francisco, Fellowship in Obstetrical Ultrasound, Department of Radiology, June 1994

University of Louisville; Louisville, Kentucky, Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (ultrasound research; completion of thesis for board eligibility; prenatal diagnosis and clinical perinatology); completed June 1997