Kurt Robert Schumacher MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Specialties: 
Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics
Clinical Interests:

Pediatric heart transplant, pediatric heart failure, cardiac critical care, mechanical circulatory support, heart failure in operated congenital heart disease, Fontan patients and Fontan complications, protein losing enteropathy, plastic bronchitis, use of emerging communication technology and social media in research.

Locations

U of M Pediatric Cardiology

CS Mott Children's Hospital Floor 11 Room 661
1540 E Hospital Dr SPC 5204
Ann Arbor
MI
48109
Phone:
734-764-5176
Fax:
734-936-9470

Credentials

Medical School or Training

  • University of Michigan Medical School, 2005

Residency

  • University of North Carolina Health Care, Pediatrics, NC, 2008

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Cardiology, University of Michigan Health System, 2011

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Research

Dr. Schumacher’s current research covers a range of issues in pediatric heart transplant, heart failure in palliated congenital heart disease, short-term cardiac critical care outcomes.  Additionally, Dr. Schumacher has an interest in patient-directed research, particularly using social media and emerging communication technologies.

Biography

Dr. Schumacher completed pediatric cardiology fellowship training at the University of Michigan. He has additional formal training in pediatric heart failure and transplantation as well as pediatric cardiac critical care.  He will complete a master’s degree in clinical research design and biostatistics in April 2013.  He is active in the fellowship training program as a clinical instructor and as the director of journal club.  He is a member of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study group and received their young investigator award in 2011.