Dr. Joshua Hurwitz is an Emergency Medicine Specialist at Mid-Columbia
Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Hurwitz completed his undergraduate training magna cum laude at New
York University, with a year spent studying philosophy at Oxford University.
He received his medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University,
where he was awarded an OHSU Medical Student Achievement Scholarship.
He trained in the emergency medicine residency at the Albany Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine.
His practice focus is emergency medicine. Dr. Hurwitz enjoys managing all
aspects of critical illness, connecting with people, and solving tough
medical problems. He believes empathy is the foundation of a therapeutic
doctor-patient relationship and gets satisfaction from helping his patients
and their families cope with, and hopefully overcome, serious illness.
He loves the Columbia River Gorge, its scenery and its people. In his free
time, Dr. Hurwitz enjoys cycling, skiing, rock climbing, and spending
time with friends and family.
Dr. Hurwitz works at MCMC and at PeaceHealth Medical Center in Vancouver,
where he participates on several committees and gives occasional lectures
for the nursing education department. He serves as Medical Director for
See You at the Summit, a nonprofit organization that uses wilderness experiences
to improve psychosocial outcomes for adolescents with cancer, and for
Scribe-X, a medical scribe company serving clinics throughout the west coast.
Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
Postbaccalaureate studies, Portland State University
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, magna cum laude, New York University
Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)
Washington State Medical License
Oregon State Medical License
Certificate in Biomedical Ethics, Portland State University
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)