Kurt has been a professional in the physician recruiting industry for over 25 years. He has successfully placed candidates for hundreds of clients nationwide from critical access hospitals to large tertiary health systems and academic medical centers. At Kaye/Bassman, Kurt specializes in Academic Physician Placement including Chair, Division Chiefs, Medical Directors, Residency/Fellowship Directors, Faculty/Clinical Professors, and other leadership positions. His recruitment specialty focus is Psychiatry/Behavioral Health and Pediatrics.
Prior to joining Kaye/Bassman, Kurt designed and managed a new physician recruitment department for the nation’s fifth largest pediatric health system comprised of 490-beds and multiple specialty business units. The Medical Center is affiliated with one of the largest medical schools in the country and Kurt was instrumental in recruiting numerous physicians to the program.
Kurt began his physician recruiting career at a large, nationwide retained physician search firm and advanced to a Sr. Director level in the 17 years he was there. In addition to managing recruiting teams and conducting training, he placed over 150 physicians and consulted on over 1,500 practice opportunities nationwide. Due to his achievements and success, Kurt was awarded Shareholder/Partnership after six years at the firm.
Kurt earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing from The University of Texas at Arlington. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan and made a 2-year pit stop in Jacksonville, Florida before moving to the Dallas area. He enjoys going to concerts, Dallas Stars games and spending time with friends and family. He and his wife live in Plano with their three children and Golden Retriever, Zubie.