John F. Kurtzke was born on September 14, 926, and died on December 1, 2015.
He was an American neurologist.
He attended Cornell University Medical College in 1952.
Then started his career in the field of neurology as Chief of the Neurology Service at the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Medical Centers in Coatesville, PA, from 1956 to 1963.
He also served in Washington, DC, from 1963 to 1995, where he became Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University, where he is currently Professor Emeritus.
Kurtzke was a pioneering neuroepidemiologist and Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University who is best known for his creation of the Expanded Disability Status Scale and for his research on multiple sclerosis (MS).
Kurtzke map of Multiple sclerosis was carried out around the world at different periods.
John was the leading world expert on geo-medical patterns in multiple sclerosis.
His research has played a major role in promoting the study of the viral component of MS susceptibility.
He was the The author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles.Most of his work deals with multiple sclerosis (MS).
John F. Kurtzke has received several awards, including the 1999 Charcot Award by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation.
Kurtzke dedicated a large part of his work to the study of MS in the Faroe Islands, with extensive studies dealing with the British occupation of the islands.
John F. Kurtzke passed away at 90 yrs old.