Dr. Kurland was born in Paris, on July 26, 1949. He graduated with honors at St. Antoine University School of Medicine in Paris, subsequently studying rheumatology. He worked for fifteen years in the Department of Rheumatology of the Rotchschild Foundation. At the same time Dr. Kurland studied orthopedics, followed by further specialization in foot diseases, practicing foot surgery. He graduated in Medical Hydrology and Climatology, following in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Leib Kurland. In summer he worked in a private clinic, in Evian-les-Bains (Haute-Savoie, France), treating Holocaust survivors. He also studied Neuraltherapy and Mesotherapy, two remarkable therapies against pain, and became a leading practitioner in these fields.
Dr. Kurland's thesis for his medical graduation was entitled: "The thermal properties of the Spa in Tiberias (Israel)".
His thesis for specialization in Medical Hydrology and Climatology was entitled: "Treatment of Psoriasis at the Dead Sea (Israel)".
In the Department of Rheumatology of the Rotchschild Foundation (University Paris VII) he wrote a memoir entitled: "Contribution of the Scanner to the Exploration of the Cervical Rachis".
Immigrating to Israel in September, 1997, he worked for two years at Meir's Hospital in Kfar Saba in the Spine Care Unit of Dr. Gipstein, and was a pain consultant in the Pain Department of Prof. Yudaikin. This was followed by a position of pain consultant at a medical center in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem for a period of two and a half years.
Dr. Kurland was one of the pioneers in diagnosing and treating Fibromyalgia in Israel. He opened a clinic in Kfar Saba and is currently the only doctor in Israel to be listed and recommended by the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center at Santa Monica in California. Patients from Florida, Canada, England, Holland, France, and Italy have come to visit him to confirm the diagnosis and to start his treatment.
Outside of the medical field, Dr. Kurland is an accomplished pianist, a master chess player, a former skier in international competitions and skiing teacher. He has written two novels.[email protected]