Jason B. Kurian, M.D.
Enter the office of Dr. Jason Kurian and you won’t see the research articles he’s had published or a lot of certifications on the wall. You will see photos of young athletes he’s treated. “That’s what’s important to us,” he says. “We have this unique setting where we’re all fellowship trained and highly trained individuals but our focus is on the community. That’s really what we’re proud of.”
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Dr. Kurian graduated from University of Michigan before attending medical school in Wisconsin and residency training in Ohio. He completed a one-year sports medicine fellowship studying shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopy and shoulder reconstruction at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Los Angeles and has performed hundreds of procedures to treat conditions such as severe knee and shoulder arthritis, torn rotator cuffs, shoulder instabilities and ACL’s.
A former triathlete who has competed in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Dr. Kurian is in tune to evolving expectations of elite and recreational athletes. He serves as the physician for Aloha High sports teams and treats patients of all ages. “My goal is to have you live a lifestyle that is fulfilling for you,” says the father of two. “We all need balance in our lives and if you start losing that balance because of an injury, it’s important to get it back.”
More About Jason Kurian
Favorite movie: Rocky.
Favorite book: Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
Why I live in Portland: There’s an ideal balance of an active life, with a small-town ease, some big-city energy, and great values for raising family.
How I relax: I ride my bike, I run, and when I have time I read a book.
My favorite sports moment: The 1980 Miracle on Ice.
The worst injury I ever suffered: I broke my collarbone in a bike race.
When I’m not at work: I’m either exercising or playing with my kids.
Best music to work out to: ’80s alternative like Depeche Mode and New Order.
Best advice I ever got: Always try to say yes.