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Resident Spotlight: Adrian Kurz

Published: November 11, 2013
Dr. Kurz

Dr. Adrian Kurz grew up as the youngest of four in Ottawa, Ontario where he attended Hillcrest High School and obtained a BSc from Carleton University in Health Sciences. He moved to Australia in 2009 to study Medicine at the University of Wollongong. Although he misses Australia every day, he feels very lucky to be a part of the MacOrtho family.

Adrian led a research project throughout his medical school career on ultrasound for diagnosis of rotator cuff tears under the tutelage of Professor George Murrell. He was privileged enough to present their work as a podium session at four different international orthopaedic conferences including the Australian Orthopedic Association (AOA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Sydney, Australia in 2012, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in Chicago in 2013.

His research interest remains in the realm of imaging modalities for musculoskeletal injuries with an emphasis on ultrasound. He hopes to continue this throughout his study at MacOrtho.

Although Adrian is fresh into orthopaedic training, his subspecialty interests include sports and arthroscopic surgery. However, he remains very open minded and thoroughly enjoyed his recent three- month rotation in Orthopaedic Trauma. He is also very keen to take part in aid work overseas involving fracture care.

When Adrian is not participating in learning, teaching, or getting 'pimped' by his seniors and staff, he can be found dedicating his life to his lovely wife, Stephanie, and beautiful daughter, Grace.

Adrian is also a bit of a sports junkie and follows the NHL to a fault. Although hockey is his favourite game, he can also be found watching football and baseball.  When in Australia he followed the Sydney Swans of the Australian Football League or better known as 'Aussie Rules Football'.

His hobbies include anything to do with cottage life.



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