Esaw Kurban, MD, M.Sc.

Esaw Kurban, MD, M.Sc.

Esaw Kurban, MD, M.Sc.

Office Address

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology - 8D UHC
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201
Office Phone: (313) 577-1245
Clinic appointments: (313) 745-4275

Narrative Bio

Dr. Kurban is a graduate from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine but originally hails from Eritrea, Africa. Dr. Kurban worked as a researcher at the University of Chicago with a focus on MS research. He has a strong background in community service, most notably serving on the Board of Directors of the Refugee Education Center in Grand Rapids, MI. One of his ultimate goals in his career is to use his knowledge and resources to help improve healthcare in Eritrea. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, and remains active by playing basketball in his free time. 

Academic Rank

 PGY 2 Resident in Neurology


 Western Michigan University 


 Michigan State University College of Human Medicine






Global Health, reading various topics including international foreign affairs, long distance running and cooking 


Lind E, Jameson A, Kurban E. Fulminant granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage following COVID-19. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Jun 21;14(6):e242628. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-242628. PMID: 34155024; PMCID: PMC8217953.

Conrad SJ, El-Aswad M, Kurban E, Jeng D, Tripp BC, Nutting C, Eversole R, Mackenzie C, Essani K. Oncolytic tanapox virus expressing FliC causes regression of human colorectal cancer xenografts in nude mice. Journal of Exp. Clin. Cancer Res. 2015 Feb 19;34(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s13046-015-0131-z. PMID: 25887490; PMCID: PMC4337313.


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