Dr. Edward A Hurvitz

Edward A. Hurvitz, MD

Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Adult and Pediatric Clinical Faculty, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Edward A. Hurvitz is a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Michigan. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of pediatric onset disabilities, especially cerebral palsy (CP) through the lifespan. His research focuses on adolescents and adults, including areas such as health and fitness, health-related outcomes, and transition to adulthood. Dr. Hurvitz served as James W. Rae Collegiate Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation from 2006 until early 2024 . Prior to that, he was the Chief of the Rehabilitation Service at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center between 1991 and 1996. He also served as co-PI for the department’s former T32 rehabilitation research training program.

He has held several national leadership positions, such as chair of the pediatric special interest group of the AAPMR; membership and chair of various committees for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine; and Chair of the Chair’s council of the AAP. His work with cerebral palsy has led to membership on the Children’s Motor Study Group, an NINDS/NIH sponsored group of experts in the field.  He is also currently on the steering committee of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network.. 

In 2013, the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine recognized his work with the Chambers Lifespan award and lecture. Dr. Hurvitz co-founded and co-directs the Cerebral Palsy Research Consortium of Michigan with Drs. Seth Warschausky (Michigan) and Nigel Paneth (Michigan State University). He has been funded for research as a PI or Co-PI from the NIH, NID(IL)RR, United Cerebral Palsy, and from industry.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult cerebral palsy clinic (Northville)
  • Pediatric cerebral palsy program
  • Pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation program
  • Electroneuromyography
  • Congenital disabilities
  • Neuromuscular skeletal problems


Medical School or Training

Wayne State University, 1984


Sinai-Grace Hospital of Detroit - DMC, Physical Med & Rehab, 1988


University of Michigan Health System, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 1989

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine & Rehab

Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Association of Academic Physiatrists

Research Interests

Adults with cerebral palsy, health and fitness in cerebral palsy and upper extremity rehabilitation.