Director, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environment Health
University of Utah
Kurt Hegmann, MD, MPH, is a board-certified physician specializing in preventive, occupational and environmental medicine. He directs the University of Utah’s Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, one of 18 centers in the US. Dr. Hegmann specializes in the care of injured workers and is recognized for his expertise in musculoskeletal disorders and the evaluation of commercial drivers (“DOT” exams). His professional interests include work with over 15 major research studies related to occupational health, particularly in the areas of musculoskeletal disorders and the health and crash prevention of truck drivers. He is the lead physician and epidemiologist on two of the most extensive cohort studies funded to date, one on the distal upper extremity and the other on lower back pain. Additionally, he has chaired multiple national medical and occupational health organizations and boards as well as works as an occupational medicine consultant. Dr. Hegmann completed two residency programs, one in internal medicine and the other in occupational medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s Evidence-based Practice Guidelines, having compiled over 17,000 research studies into guidance for the evaluation and treatment of the most common and costly occupational disorders.