Andres Hurtado, M.D.

Andres Hurtado
Andres Hurtado
Director of Animal Injury and Repair CORE Facility, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI)

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9248
Email: hurtado@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Andres Hurtado is a research scientist, the director of the Animal Injury and Repair CORE Facility at the Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI), and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Hurtado earned his medical degree at CES University in Medellín, Colombia in 1997. Soon after graduation, he became an instructor at CES University School of Medicine and EIA University School of Biomedical Engineering. In 2005, Dr. Hurtado graduated magna cum laude with a Master's of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami. While attending the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, he became a post-doctoral associate at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. In 2006, Dr. Hurtado joined Kennedy Krieger's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury as a research scientist. In 2008, he joined the faculty of the Neurology Department at Johns Hopkins University and became the director of the Animal Injury and Repair CORE Facility at the ICSCI.

Dr. Hurtado is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the Biomedical Engineering Society.


Research Publications:

Hurtado A, Cregg JM, Wang HB, Wendell DF, Oudega M, Gilbert RJ, McDonald JW. Robust CNS regeneration after complete spinal cord transection using aligned poly-L-lactic acid microfibers. Biomaterials 2011; 32(26):6068-6079. PMID: 21636129

Hellal F, Hurtado A, Ruschel J, Flynn KC, Laskowski CJ, Umlauf M, Kapitein LC, Strikis D, Lemmon V, Bixby J, Hoogenraad CC, Bradke F. Moderate microtubule stabilization reduces scarring and enables axon regeneration after spinal cord injury. Science, 2011 Feb 18;331(6019):928-931. PMID: 21273450 (View Related Press Release)

Nandoe Tewarie RDS*, Hurtado A*, Ritfeld GJ, Rahiem ST, Wendell DF, Barroso MMS, Grotenhuis JA, Oudega M. Bone marrow stromal cells elicit tissue sparing after acute but not delayed transplantation into the contused adult rat thoracic spinal cord. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2009;26(12):2313-2322. PMID: 19645530. *Equal contribution.

Hurtado A, Podinin H, Oudega M, Grimpe B. Deoxyribozyme-Mediated Knock Down of Xylosyltransferase-1 mRNA Promotes Axon Regeneration in the Adult Rat Spinal Cord. Brain 2008;131:2596-2605. PMID: 18765417

Hurtado A, Moon LD, Maquet V, Blits B, Jérôme R, Oudega M. Poly (D,L-lactic acid) macroporous guidance scaffolds seeded with Schwann cells genetically modified to secrete a bi-functional neurotrophin implanted in the completely transected adult rat thoracic spinal cord. Biomaterials 2006;27(3):430-442. PMID: 16102815