Dr. Kulstad received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, where he performed research in computational fluid dynamics developing advanced mathematical models of two-phase flow. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, he developed desulfurization processes for a biotech startup company in The Woodlands, Texas. Dr. Kulstad graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, in 2001, and completed residency, including a final year as Chief Resident, in Emergency Medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in 2004. Dr. Kulstad has over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts published, multiple patents issued or pending, and serves as an ad-hoc peer reviewer for the Annals of Emergency Medicine; Critical Care; American Journal of Emergency Medicine; Journal of International Medical Research; BMC Medical Education; Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management; BMC Emergency Medicine; Pediatrics; World Journal of Emergency Medicine; Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock; Military Medicine; and PLoS One.  His current interests in emergency medicine include resuscitation and the development of innovative medical devices.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Re: "Feasibility of a Miniature Esophageal Heat Exchange Device for Rapid Therapeutic Cooling in Newborns: Preliminary Investigations in a Piglet Model" by Dingley et al. (Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag 2018;8:36-44).
Slisz S, Silva R, Kulstad E Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag 2018 Mar 8 1 2-3
Esophageal Heat Transfer for Patient Temperature Control and Targeted Temperature Management.
Naiman MI, Gray M, Haymore J, Hegazy AF, Markota A, Badjatia N, Kulstad EB J Vis Exp 2017 Nov 129
Early, Goal-Directed Therapy for Septic Shock - A Patient-Level Meta-Analysis.
Rowan KM, Angus DC, Bailey M, Barnato AE, Bellomo R, Canter RR, Coats TJ, Delaney A, Gimbel E, Grieve RD, Harrison DA, Higgins AM, Howe B, Huang DT, Kellum JA, Mouncey PR, Music E, Peake SL, Pike F, Reade MC, Sadique MZ, Singer M, Yealy DM N. Engl. J. Med. 2017 06 376 23 2223-2234
A Novel Approach for the Administration of Medications and Fluids in Emergency Scenarios and Settings.
Honasoge A, Lyons N, Hesse K, Parker B, Mokszycki R, Wesselhoff K, Sweis R, Kulstad EB J Vis Exp 2016 Nov 117

Honors & Awards

  • AAEM Young Educator Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine Top 50 Peer Reviewer Award 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • Senior Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society (2006)
  • Illinois College of Emergency Physicians - Research Committee (2006-2016)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (2004)
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2004)
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine (2001-2011)