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Justin Kurtz Justin Kurtz
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-545-2721
Email: Email
Department: Pathology


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Temple University School of Medicine, 2013


Justin Kurtz, MD, is an assistant professor at George Washington University and practices pathology at Children’s National Hospital. He completed a molecular genetic pathology fellowship at Columbia University, New York, NY, a pediatric pathology fellowship at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, and an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA.

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Kurtz’s clinical practice at Children’s National Hospital includes pediatric surgical pathology and molecular genetic pathology.


Dr. Kurtz’s research interest is primarily focused on molecular alterations in pediatric solid tumors.


Pediatric Pathology
Molecular Pathology


Kurtz J, Fernandes JA Jr, Mansukhani M, Copeland WC, Naini AB. Whole-Exome Sequencing Identifies a Novel POLG Frameshift Variant in an Adult Patient Presenting with Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia and Mitochondrial DNA Depletion. Case Rep Genet. 2021 Nov 5;2021:9969071. PMID: 34777884.

Kurtz JL, Shimada H, Hazard FK. Composite Neuroblastoma Metastatic to a Lymph Node: The Novel Histopathologic Diagnosis of a Unique Multiclonal Neoplasm. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2021 Jul;51(4):573-579. PMID: 34452899.

Kurtz JL, Tan SY, Hazard FK. Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma of the Kidney: First Reported Case in a Young Child. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2021 Jan 20. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33470922.

Byers JT, Kurtz JL, Mendoza AS, Oster CD, Sun NCJ, Qing X, Cornford ME., An unusual presentation of primary pulmonary extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosal associated lymphoid tissue: An autopsy case report. Exp Mol Pathol. 2018 Apr;104(2):155-157

Spier AB, Kurtz J, Sears D, A novel case of lymphangiomatosis in HIV. Exp Mol Path. 2017 Apr;102(2):251-54

Balasubramani M, Schreiber EM, Candiello J, Balasubramani GK, Kurtz J, Halfter W., Molecular interactions in the retinal basement membrane system: a proteomic approach. Matrix Biol. 2010 Jul;29(6):471-83

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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