Champaign Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Kurley

Plastic / Cosmetic Surgeon Champaign, IL - Dr. Kurley

Dr Kurley is proud to use the popular products of Allergen such as BOTOX® Cosmetic.

My Approach and Philosophy About Plastic Surgery

“My parents impressed upon me from an early age, ‘Jim, if 95% of the people are going in one direction, you need to keep an eye on the opposite direction to be successful’. I apply this approach to plastic surgery – to continually seek advanced technical skill, while resisting unproven fads. I combine this advanced knowledge with an architect’s eye for detail and aesthetic sensibility to create the most natural results possible.”

My Philosophy about plastic surgery is that the sincere acknowledgement of your individuality, physical features and personality, combined with acknowledgment of the honor and trust given when committing to my care, is integral to successful outcomes and satisfied, loyal patients.”

Personal Biography

Dedicated husband to wife and business partner, Barbara Jean Kurley
Devoted parent to Sarah Jean and James Matthew III

Education Summary

  • College (1972 – 1976)
  • Loyola University of Chicago (Chicago IL)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Medical School (1976 – 1979)
  • Loyola University / Stritch School
  • of Medicine (Maywood, IL)
  • Medical Degree
  • Internship (1979 – 1980)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hines V.A.M.C. (Hines, IL)
  • Internship/Residency (1980 – 1984)
  • General Surgery
  • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Chief Resident 1983-1984
  • General Surgery
  • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Fellowship 1985-1987
  • Plastic   Reconstructive Surgery
  • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Fellowship (1987)
  • Hand   Microvascular Surgery
  • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)

Academic Positions

  • 1988 to the present
  • University of Illinois
  • Clinical Associate Professor

Hobbies and Interests

Regular competitor in marathon races including the prestigious Boston Marathon
Mentor and coach to runners
Piloting hot air balloons and scuba diving and tennis


  • National Board of Medical
  • Examiners Parts, I, II, III
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Societies and Affiliations

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons


  • Chairman-Dept of Surgery Covenant Medical Center 1990-1992
  • Champaign County Medical Society Executive Committee1990-1995
  • ASAPS Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery
  • Certificate of Special Recognition For Community Service and Volunteerism


  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory
  • Surgery Facilities, Inc Facility Inspector

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical professor at University of Illinois College of Medicine

Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery, and medical spa office in Champaign, Illinois (IL), located near the Urbana, IL, University of Illinois campus area and accessible to residents of Springfield, Kankakee, Decatur, Danville, Charleston, Peoria and Bloomington, Illinois (IL).

We at Advanced Aesthetics Surgery & Laser Center believe there should be nothing standing between you and your desire to achieve a fresh new you.