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

Trends in demographics and outcome of patients presenting with traumatic brain injury.
Kadar R, Rochford D, Omi E, Thomas Y, Patel K, Kulstad E, Clin Exp Emerg Med 2019 Apr
Clinical Outcomes in Patients Taking Inhaled Loxapine, Haloperidol, or Ziprasidone in the Emergency Department.
McDowell M, Nitti K, Kulstad E, Cirone M, Shah R, Rochford D, Walsh R, Hesse K Clin Neuropharmacol 2019 Feb
Esophageal Temperature Management in Patients Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury.
Bhatti F, Naiman M, Tsarev A, Kulstad E Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag 2019 Jan
Microcirculatory perfusion disturbances in septic shock: results from the ProCESS trial.
Massey MJ, Hou PC, Filbin M, Wang H, Ngo L, Huang DT, Aird WC, Novack V, Trzeciak S, Yealy DM, Kellum JA, Angus DC, Shapiro NI Crit Care 2018 Nov 22 1 308

Honors & Awards

  • European Heart Rhythm Association - Innovation Stage Finalist
    Innovation stage presentation "Multi-lumen silicone tube for esophageal cooling and warming" (2019)
  • 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

  • Heart Rhythm Society (2018)
  • European Society of Cardiology (2017)
  • Neurocritical Care Society (2016)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (2015)
  • Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society (2006-2014)
  • 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)