Mark Kurtser is the founder of the Mother and Child Group of Companies, Chairman of the Group’s Board of Directors, a correspondent member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a doctor of medicine and a professor.
He began his career at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Pirogov Second Moscow State Medical Institute, where he worked his way up from assistant to associate professor of the department.
From 1994 to 2012, Kurtser was head of the Family Planning and Reproduction Centre of the Moscow Healthcare Department, the largest obstetrics and gynaecology institution in Moscow.
In 2011, he defended his doctoral dissertation. From 2003 to 2013, he was the chief obstetrician and gynaecologist within the Moscow Healthcare Department. The Mother and Child Welfare programme was prepared with his involvement as part of the Municipal Targeted Programme for Healthcare Development for 2006–2007 and guidelines were developed for health and demographic indicators. The level of maternal and perinatal mortality declined in the city.
Kurtser is the author of 45 scientific works, more than eleven textbooks and practical guidelines in obstetrics and gynaecology. PhD dissertations are held under his guidance. Kurtser is actively involved in holding conventions and symposiums and also lectures for practicing physicians and residents. He introduces innovative medical technologies to the work of obstetrics and gynaecology in-patient clinics.
Kurtser remains actively involved in the activities of the Mother and Child Group both as an executive and as regular medical practitioner.