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Jason D. Tavakolian, MD
Verified Patient Rating: 4.9 (40 patient reviews and ratings)

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Treatment of Complex Problems 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 and Training

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

  • Residency: Orthopaedic 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

Building a stronger community: Slocum Center & the Eugene Symphony

With support from Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, the Eugene Symphony offers a wide range of...

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New hand treatment leading the way for debilitating disease

Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine surgeons offer successful XIAFLEX treatment

EUGENE, Ore. (Oct. 24, 2013) – A...

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"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." – Jeffery A. 
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