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Champaign Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Kurley

Plastic / Cosmetic Surgeon Champaign, IL - Dr. KurleyDr Kurley is proud to use the popular products of Allergen such as BOTOX® Cosmetic.

My Approach and Philosophy About Plastic Surgery

The founder and director of Advanced Aesthetics Surgery & Laser Center, Dr. James M. Kurley, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Kurley is dedicated to continually seeking advanced technical skills while resisting unproven fads – all for the ultimate benefit of his patients. Combining years of expertise and advanced knowledge with an architect’s eye for detail, Dr. Kurley has the aesthetic sensibility to create the most natural results possible.

Dr. Kurley’s approach and philosophy towards plastic surgery has as its core foundation you. Dr. Kurley believes in taking a holistic view of the patient – acknowledging and respecting personality, history, desires, as well as the individual’s physicality. Dr. Kurley is honored by the trust given to him from his patients and believes that by listening and understanding, as well as working with his patients as a team is an integral component to his many successful outcomes and satisfied, loyal patients.

You, the patient, are the primary focus with Dr. Kurley. From intial consult to surgery to post care, Dr. Kurley works diligently to ensure that you are always treated with the utmost respect and kindness in an honest manner – in a comfortable, professional, safe setting surrounded by a dedicated, caring, and supportive staff.

We recognize that there are choices for you. Dr. Kurley and his staff appreciate your choice in choosing Advanced Aesthetics Surgery & Laser Center for your cosmetic surgical desires.

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
  • 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

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).

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