Daniel Kurz

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Daniel P. Kurz, Jr., MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Daniel P. Kurz, Jr., MD, is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in disorders that impact the nervous system. Dr. Kurz is an expert in diagnosing and treating a wide range of neurologic inflammatory conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica (NMOSD), and neurosarcoidosis.

Along with his clinical practice, Dr. Kurz is researching cognitive impairment in early multiple sclerosis and clinical descriptors and treatment paradigms for neurosarcoidosis. Dr. Kurz is also interested in healthcare disparities and LGBTQ+ health research.


Areas of Expertise

  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Autoimmune Encephalitis
  • MOG Antibody Disease
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Transverse Myelitis

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Practicing Since

  • 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • New York University School Of Medicine


  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital


  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital


  • Month Sinai Health System

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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