Specialties: Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine  
Appointments Available In: Minneapolis (primary), Minnetonka & St. Cloud Telehealth

Education

Fellowship

  • Harvard University: Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, MA

Intership/Residency

  • University of Michigan: Mott’s Children’s Hospital Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School

  • University of Miami Medical School Miami, FL

Undergraduate

  • Duke University Durham, NC

Professional interests

  • Critical Care: patient outcomes, asthma, airway surgery, bronchiolitis and renal replacement therapy
  • Pulmonary Medicine: assessing and managing chronic cough, high risk asthma, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, virtual medicine, smoking cessation

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Tobacco treatment specialist

Publications

  • Vespasiano, M.; Finkelstein, M.; Kurachek, S.C. MD. Propofol Sedation: Intensivists’ Experience with 7304 Cases in Children’s Hospital. Pediatrics [online publication] Vol 120, No. 6, Dec 2007: e1411-e1417.
  • Rusakov, A; Kurachek, S.C. MD; et al. Reducing central line entries can contribute to reducing central line infections. Presented as a poster to Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, January, 2009. 
  • Special Letter of Commendation from President and CEO James A Stockman, III, MS, of the American Board of Pediatrics for work on reducing central line infections. May, 2009.
  • Contributor. Niedner, M., 2008 National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patient Care FOCUS Group. The harder you look, the more you find: Catheter-associated bloodstream infection surveillance variability. AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control V 38, 8: 585-95. October 2010.
  • Moore BM, Blumberg, K, Laguna TA, Liu M, Zielinski EE, Kurachek SC. Incidental sinusitis in a pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2011; Epub ahead of print.

As a parent, Dr. Kurachek believes there is nothing more valuable in our lives than our children. As one of the founders of Children's Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists (CRCCS) Dr. Kurachek ensured he and his partners forged a noble mission for the practice - to care for children the way they would like their children to be cared for: gently, thoughtfully, and committed to launching them into adulthood with the best health possible. Dr. Kurachek feels fortunate to be fulfilling the CRCCS mission in his work with patients and families and to be surrounded by colleagues who are amongst the best people he can imagine. 

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