Irene Hurst, MD, MS

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine


As a specialty-trained pediatric emergency medicine physician, Irene “Allie” Hurst, MD, MS, leads a team of expert health care clinicians at the American Family Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department — the region’s only emergency department specially designed to support the needs of infants, toddlers, tweens and teens.

Injury or illness can be caused by any of several diseases, including trauma and infections, and may include symptoms such as fevers, vomiting, bleeding, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness, and pain. Dr. Hurst speaks with parents and patients, obtains lab tests and imaging such as X-rays to diagnose the injury or illness, and provides necessary treatments.

Whether it is a life-threatening event, such as a traumatic injury, or an event needing rapid treatment, such as a deep cut, Dr. Hurst attentively and compassionately listens to all parents and patients to understand their health care needs and provide the most advanced medical care available.

Dr. Hurst's research interests focus on adolescent health, specifically child sex trafficking and substance abuse. She also has interests in pediatric critical care retrieval/transport education and operations.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical School
  • Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Children's Hospital of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL