Dr. Kurland graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in economics. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his medical degree from Chicago Medical School, after which he completed his postgraduate training in General Surgery and Orthopedic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.
He practiced general orthopedics, with an emphasis in sports injuries, knee and shoulder problems and occupational orthopedics, for many years in the Bay Area, where he was partner in the Permanente Medical Group in Walnut Creek, California and had his own private practice in Castro Valley, California. While at Kaiser, he served as the orthopedic liaison to the University of California athletic teams for several years.
Prior to relocating to Connecticut, he spent several years practicing in the Seattle, Washington area.
He has been a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and served as an instructor at the AANA learning center. He is ABOS certified and a fellow of the AAOS.
His current areas of interest include general orthopedics, sports injuries, knee and shoulder problems as well as occupational orthopedics.
In his leisure time, he is an avid tennis player, hiker and sometimes poker player.
He enjoys trivia and appeared on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.