Edward A. Hurvitz, MD is Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is the James W. Rae Collegiate Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He graduated from Wayne State College of Medicine and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Department of PM&R in 1989 after completing a one-year fellowship there in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Hurvitz also obtained certification in Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 1990. He became department chair in 2006 and was promoted to full Professor in 2013. He has also served as chief of service for PM&R at the Ann Arbor VA hospital. His clinical and academic focus has been on individuals with cerebral palsy and other brain-related syndromes that start in the childhood years, including adolescents and adults. His current work focuses on body composition and fitness in children and adults with cerebral palsy, as well as overall health and function in adults with cerebral palsy. 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, and the International Cerebral Palsy Health Promotion Group. He has been funded for research as a PI or Co-PI from the NIH, NIDILRR, United Cerebral Palsy, and from industry. He is on the Executive Committee of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network, a national effort to establish a registry of individuals with CP.