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James Kurfess, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology; Director of Quality & Safety, Bridgeport Hospital, Anesthesiology; Director of Neuroanesthesia, Bridgeport Hospital, Anesthesiology

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James Kurfess, MD



Dr. James Kurfess is Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine, Director of Neuroanesthesia at Bridgeport Hospital, and Director of Quality and Safety for Anesthesiology at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Kurfess received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 2016 and subsequently completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the Yale University School of Medicine, serving as Chief Resident in 2020. During his time in that role, he focused on Quality Improvement, peer review, and was awarded the COVID-19 response medal from YNHH.

Following residency, Dr. Kurfess completed a Neuroanesthesia fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital in 2021, publishing on the topic of Neuromonitoring and has presented numerous lectures, including at UT Southwestern on Processed EEG monitoring. Currently he is working on a comprehensive Peri-operative Glycemic Management protocol for the YNHH system. He has clinical interest in neuromonitoring, intracranial and spine surgery, anesthesia for neuro endovascular procedures, head and neck surgery, obstetrical anesthesia, protocol initiatives and Quality Improvement.

Education & Training

  • Clinical Fellow - Neuroanesthesia
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2021)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2020)
  • Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2020)
  • MD
    New York Medical College (2016)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (2022)

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