Kurt Waldhuetter, MS 

Vice President of Research Development and Business Services

T 414-219-7851
F 414-219-5381

Aurora Research Institute
960 N. 12th Street, Suite 4120
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Vice President of Research Business Services Kurt Waldhuetter, MS

Collaborate on Research 

Collaborate with Aurora on medical research or product development.


Kurt Waldhuetter joined Aurora Health Care in 2013 as vice president of research development and business services for Aurora Research Institute. He leads multidisciplinary teams that complete hundreds of research agreements; perform research billing; provide curated research data, advanced analytics and annotated biospecimens for research; and protect and commercialize new technologies to advance the institute’s core purpose of helping people live well through innovative research.
Mr. Waldhuetter operates centralized research services through his team to make it easy for investigators and industry to pursue and conduct high-quality research within a large health system. 
He has nearly 20 years of experience launching and working with technology startups, building business models, and commercializing new technologies with a focus on leadership, intellectual property management and licensing, and go-to-market strategy within the health care, software, aerospace and manufacturing industries. Mr. Waldhuetter developed a comprehensive intellectual property policy for Aurora, leading to many new invention disclosures and entrepreneurial projects.
Mr. Waldhuetter summarizes his leadership style as entrepreneurial and visionary, an influencer and relationship builder, a mentor and a coach. He is currently working on building a team to tackle high-impact problems and questions around outcomes research and epidemiology, leveraging Aurora’s single electronic health record.


Master of Science, Geosciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bachelor of Arts, Geosciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Professional highlights

Member, Batterman School of Business Advisory Board, Concordia University, 2015-present

Member, Institutional Leadership Committee, Center for Urban Population Health, 2014-present

Member, Board of Directors, Eden Stone Co. and Valders Stone and Marble Inc., 2013-2015

Cofounder and board member, AeroInnovate, an accelerator focused on aligning new technology startups with investors and the aerospace industry, 2009-present

Advisory board member,  various early-stage technology companies, 2005-2012

Member, Dean’s Industry Advisory Board, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, 2003-2005

Select Publications

Billings DM, Hoke MM, Waldhuetter K. Licensing web-based nursing programs, courses, and course materials, J Prof Nurs. 2005;21:276-82.
Harris MT, Kuglitsch JJ, Watkins R, Hegrenes DP, Waldhuetter KR. Early Silurian stratigraphic sequences of eastern Wisconsin, Midcontinent U.S.A. In: Laning E, Johnson ME, eds. Silurian cycles: Linking of dynamic processes in the atmosphere and oceans. Vol. 491. New York State Museum Bulletin; 1998:39-49.

Contact Us

Learn more about research and clinical trials.

Become a Research Sponsor

You can sponsor original research or clinical trials.

Work for Aurora

Learn more about our employment opportunities.

Make a Donation

Your donation can help fund critical research or help to develop new medical products.