St. Johns Country Day School

2010: Dr. Kurt Mori

Dr. Kurt Mori attended St. Johns Country Day School from 1964-1969, graduating with the Class of '69 in what was at the time the largest graduating class in the history of St. Johns (38). While at St. Johns he was a member of the Tri-State Champion varsity soccer team which scored an unprecedented, undefeated, and since unmatched 64-0 record. He was president of the Student Council and co-editor of The Saint's Scroll.

He received his BS in biology from Stetson University in 1973 and his MD degree from New York Medical College in 1976.

After serving a medical internship at The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, he continued his training at the University of Michigan in diagnostic radiology until 1980.
He then joined the faculty at the University of Michigan and took additional fellowship training in Computed tomography and Ultrasound.

This was followed by an additional year of fellowship training in angiography and interventional radiology at the University of California at San Diego.

In 1982 Dr. Mori returned to Jacksonville to practice radiology as a member of Drs. Mori, Bean, and Brooks, PA which was founded by his father Dr. Paul Mori.

The group now consists of 47 radiologists and provides professional radiology services to six area hospitals. Dr. Mori has published several articles in the medical literature in the areas of diagnostic and interventional radiology. His most satisfying academic achievement was to co-author a book chapter in a successful textbook of emergency radiology with his father.

Since his return to Jacksonville, his practice has been centered at Baptist Medical Center- Downtown. During his tenure at Baptist he has served three terms as chief of radiology and served in various capacities in medical staff leadership. He is the immediate past chief of the medical staff at BMC-D.

Dr. Mori is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Baptist Health Foundation.

At Baptist he is the principal investigator of a clinical trial known as the "CHOICE" trial which assesses the role of a minimally invasive procedure known as "carotid artery stenting" as an alternative treatment in patients who are at high risk for stroke when treated by conventional surgery.

Most recently Dr. Mori accepted a role as the lead physician of "BAD-PAC" which is the Baptist Adult Physician Advisory Committee. This group provides clinical support and advice to Baptist Health Systems with the goal of conversion of the entire Baptist Health database to a modern computerized totally Electronic Medical Record and a "paperless" hospital chart. Baptist Health is among the less than 10% of hospitals nationally to embrace this exciting new technology.

And Dr. Mori maintains ties to St. Johns. He was instrumental in planning the recent Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honoring Coach R. C. Nichols, and he and his wife have two children currently attending St. Johns – daughter Phoebe and son Mark.