Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jason Tavakolian at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Jason D. Tavakolian, MD

Surgical Treatment of the Hand & Elbow

“My philosophy is summed up well by an inscription on the entryway at Massachusetts General Hospital, where I trained. ‘The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for your patient,’ Francis Peabody, 1927.”

Education & Training

  • Fellowship: Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore, MD, 2004 – 2005

  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Program, Boston, MA, 1999 – 2004

  • Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, Medical Doctorate, 1999

  • Graduate: University of Colorado, Master of Science, Physics, 1994

  • Undergraduate: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Bachelor of Science, Physics, 1992


  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Licensed by the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • Lane County Medical Society 

  • Oregon Medical Association

Hospital Staff Privileges

  • Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR

  • McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR

  • Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician and surgeon since 2005

Favorite Activities

In my free time, I enjoy bicycle racing, marathon running, and cross-country ski racing

Slocum Foundation

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  • 55 Coburg Road
    Eugene, OR 97401
    United States

    • Main Line:
      (541) 485-8111
    • Appointments:
      (541) 743-4102
    • Toll-Free:
      (800) 866-7906
    • Billing Questions:
      (541) 868-0828
    • The Shop:
      (541) 868-3293
  • 3377 RiverBend Drive, 3rd Floor
    Springfield, OR 97477
    United States

    • Main Line:
      (541) 485-8111
    • Toll-Free:
      (800) 866-7906
    • Appointments:
      (541) 743-4102
    • Billing Questions:
      (541) 868-0828
    • General Fax:
      (541) 342-6379
    • FMLA/Disability Fax:
      (541) 342-6379
    • Referrals to Slocum:
      (541) 342-3534

Patient Testimonials

Excellent at Explaining my Hand Issue....Gentle as could be on my injections...Put up with my trying to pronounce his last name....will be back shortly for another injection.

I have had 2 surgical procedures, one on each hand. One was for Carpal Tunnel, the other for trigger fingers. Carpal Tunnel was painless and performed in a surgical suite. I was awake and out by noon. The relief was immediate and returned to normal functioning during the next 6 months. The Trigger Finger surgery was accomplished within an hour with a local anesthetic at a surgical room at Slocum. All went well without a hitch. Both hands are functional now. You can hardly tell there were any incisions. I am most appreciative of Dr. Tavakolian for his compassion, skills, straight forwardness in telling me my options and probable outcomes; and, I proud to recommend him as The Orthopedic Doctor to see if you want the best.

I have been to Slocum prior to this experience. I have even been seen once before with Dr. Tavakolian. The professionalism, knowledge, bed side manner and calmness with which Dr. T exhibited was outstanding! He not only took the extra time needed to explain the procedure, he also has a way of calming nerves and anxiety. The day of the surgery went as expected. The entire staff on the floor was also outstanding. I felt like I was the only patient and everything was geared toward me. From the custodian, to the nurses and the anesthesiologist were amazing in knowledge and attitude! They ALL make you feel like family. Thank you so much for an exceptionally positive experience!

I am 72 years old and had never broken a bone before, so I was rather apprehensive. When Dr. Tavakolian addressed my situation I was instantly put at ease. The care I received at the Slocum Center was all that I could hope for. The man who put my cast on to the X-ray technicians were all friendly and helpful. I had to have a plate put in after a few weeks due to my bone slipping. The healing from that operation went well with no problems. In fact, other than the small scar, I cannot tell that there was ever a break. I have no pain at all. Thank you all for a good experience even though I had to break a bone to get it!!

Many thanks to Dr. Tavakolian for the expert surgery he performed to correct my Carpal Tunnel problem on my right hand. Well done Doc!