Keith Lurie, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Keith Lurie, MD, is a cardiac electro-physiologist and a world-renowned expert in the field of CPR.  He is co-inventor of the impedance threshold device (ITD)(ResQPOD), active compression decompression (ACD) CPR (ResQPump), and HeadUpCPR devices. Dr Lurie maintains a part-time clinical practice and federally funded research lab. He has been a faculty member at the University of Minnesota since 1991, and is currently Professor of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Co-Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center.

Dr Lurie received his undergraduate education in architecture and molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and a medical degree from Stanford University in 1982. Dr. Lurie completed his cardiology and electrophysiology training at the University of California in San Francisco following a clinical pharmacology fellowship at Stanford (1982-1983), a residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (1983-1985), and a fellowship in biochemistry and biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania (1985-1987). He served on the faculty there as an assistant professor until moving to Minnesota in 1991. 

Dr. Lurie has received multiple grant awards from the National Institute of Health and Defense Department and is an inventor of several different technologies. He served on the American Heart Association Basic Life Support subcommittee from 1998-2007. He co-founded Take Heart America in 2005.

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