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August 2016

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Profess​​​ional Background

​After completing his medical degree and doctor of philosophy from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2012, Dr. Gurji completed his residency in Pediatrics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in June 2015. He then served as chief resident in the Department of Pediatrics from June 2015-2016 until joining Kelsey-Seybold in August 2016.

Professional Asso​ciations 

Dr. Gurji is a member of the American Physiology Society, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.

Hobbies and In​​terests

Dr. Gurji enjoys computer programming, rollerblading, cooking, hiking and traveling.

Fun F​acts

Dr. Gurji’s favorite meal is nasi goreng (fried rice) and his favorite dessert is mint chocolate chip ice cream. The best advice he’s ever received was “Always believe that you can do anything you put your mind to.” 

The most exotic place Dr. Gurji has ever visited is Sri Lanka. His favorite band is Everclear and his favorite medical television sho​w​ is “House.”​​

​The care I deliver to my patients is the exact care that I would give to my own family.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • ​Best Teammate Award, Department of Pediatrics, 2015
  • Most Knowledgeable Resident, Department of Pediatrics, 2015
  • Best Resident, Department of Pediatrics [April], 2015
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Chancellor’s Award, 2012
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Oral Presentation Research Award - 1st place, 2011
  • Cardiovascular Research Institute Award - 1st Place, 2011
  • Graduate Student Association Research Award - 3rd  place, 2011 
  • Outstanding Integrative Physiology Student of the Year, 2010
  • Graduate Student Association Research Award - 1st place, 2010
  • HealthPoint Scientific Translational Research Award - 1st place, 2010
  • Tech Fort Worth Research Achievement Award, 2010
  • Cardiovascular Research Institute Award - 1st Place, 2010
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Science Travel Award, 2010
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Scientific Research Award - 1st place, 2009
  • UNTHSC Graduate School Association Scholarship, 2009
  • UNTHSC R.A.D. Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Award - 2nd place, 2009
  • UNTHSC Touch Award, 2006


  • “Novel Split Chest Tube Improves Post-Surgical Thoracic Drainage.” Olivencia-Yurvati AH, Cherry BH, Gurji HA, White DW, Newton JT, Scott GF, Hoxha B, Gourlay T, Mallet RT. J Clin Exp Cardiolog. 2014;5. pii: 1000321.
  • “Pyruvate-fortified resuscitation stabilizes cardiac electrical activity and energy metabolism during hypovolemia.” Gurji HA, White DW, Ho​xha B, Sun J, Olivencia-Yurvati AH, Mallet RT. World J Crit Care Med. 2013 Nov 4;2(4):56-64. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v2.i4.56. eCollection 2013 Nov 4. 
  • “Pyruvate-enriched resuscitation: metabolic support of post-ischemic hindlimb muscle in hypovolemic goats.” Gurji HA, White DW, Hoxha B, Sun J, Harbor JP, Schulz DR, Williams AG Jr, Olivencia-Yurvati AH, Mallet RT. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2014 Feb;239(2):240-9. doi: 10.1177/1535370213514329. Epub 2014 Jan 10.
  • “Pyruvate-enriched resuscitation protects hindlimb muscle from ischemia-reperfusion injury.” Flaherty DC, Hoxha B, Sun J, Gurji H, Simecka JW, Olivencia-Yurvati AH, Mallet RT. Mil Med. 2010 Dec;175(12):1020-6.5.
  • "Pyruvate-enriched cardioplegia suppresses cardiopulmonary bypass-induced myocardial inflammation.” Ryou MG, Flaherty DC, Hoxha B, Gurji H, Sun J, Hodge LM, Olivencia-Yurvati AH, Mallet RT. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Nov;90(5):1529-35. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.06.010.
  • “Pyruvate-fortified fluid resuscitation improves hemodynamic stability while suppressing systemic inflammation and myocardial oxidative stress after hemorrhagic shock.” Flaherty DC, Hoxha B, Sun J, Gurji H, Simecka JW, Mallet RT, Olivencia-Yurvati AH. Mil Med. 2010 Mar;175(3):166-72.
  • “Peri- and intra-operative management of the goat during acute surgical experimentation.” Flaherty DC, Hoxha B, Nelson S, Sun J, Gurji H, Simecka JW, Mallet RT, Olivencia-Yurvati AH, Daniels EQ. Lab Anim (NY). 2010 Mar;39(3):80-5. doi: 10.1038/laban0310-80.
  • “Pyruvate-fortified cardioplegia evokes myocardial erythropoietin signaling in swine undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass.” Ryou MG, Flaherty DC, Hoxha B, Sun J, Gurji H, Rodriguez S, Bell G, Olivencia-Yurvati AH, Mallet RT. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009 Nov;297(5):H1914-22. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.01213.2008. Epub 2009 Sep 18.
  • “Cardiac-directed expression of adenylyl cyclase VI facilitates atrioventricular nodal conduction.” Sastry A, Arnold E, Gurji H, Iwasa A, Bui H, Hassankhani A, Patel HH, Feramisco JR, Roth DM, Lai NC, Hammond HK, Narayan SM. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Aug 1;48(3):559-65. Epub 2006 Jul 12.
  • “Effects of different beta adrenoceptor ligands in mice with permanent occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery.” Callaerts-Vegh Z, Evans KL, Shipley GL, Davies PJ, Cuba DL, Gurji HA, Giles H, Bond RA. Br J Pharmacol. 2003 Apr;138(8):1505-16.