Dr. James Kurtzman, MD
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Dr. James Kurtzman, MD


Maternal-Fetal Medicine | Male

OC Maternal-Fetal Medicine 15775 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 160 Irvine, CA 92618 Get Directions

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Highly personalized care with the highest level of expertise and meticulous medical management.


Dr. James Kurtzman, MD is a maternal-fetal medicine doctor who practices in Irvine, CA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Kurtzman is affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center, Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills.

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Mission Viejo, CA |
Drs Kurtzman and Galyon are incredible doctors and are the reason I have two amazing daughters. Their care and expertise is outstanding. Both have amazing bedside manner and truly care about you as a patient and will spend as much time as needed with you. I have had 2 incredibly high risk pregnancies and deliveries and because of their attention to detail with my care, my daughters are alive. If you want the best (and I see a lot of doctors for my list of major health issues), look no further.
in irvine, ca |
Dr. Kurtzman, Dr. Galyon and their staff have been angels sent from heaven with my high risk pregnancy. Throughout my whole experience with them, they were gentle, they were patient and incredibly understanding. They take the time to explain everything to you. They make you feel important and valued. With my previous unfortunate experiences of failed pregnancies, they were sure to stand by me and not even let me worry for a minute. I am forever grateful.
in Orange, CA |
Dr. Kurtzman helped save my pregnancy. He helped my pregnancy go full-term after I was placed on bed rest at 19 weeks for an incompetent cervix & risk of preterm labor. He guided me through the process with exceptional knowledge and experience. I really believe his ability to think outside the box was a major contributing factor. He has a way of explaining risks very optimistically, seems to be available 24/7 since he was always there when I needed him, even outside of normal business hours.
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      Dr. Kurtzman's Care Philosophy

      Highly personalized care with the highest level of expertise and meticulous medical management.

      Dr. Kurtzman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
      •  Board certified in Maternal & Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • National Award for Research Excellence 29th Annual Meeting Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Best Paper, plenary session), 2009
        • National Award for Research Excellence 22nd Annual Meeting Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Best Paper, poster session), 2002
        • Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 1983
        • Assoc. of Professors, OB-GYN Award of Excellence in Teaching, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 1998
        • Kaiser Teaching Award, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1994
        • Teaching Award Recipient, Medical Students of University of Chapel Hill, North Carolina School of Medicine, 1989
        • National Award for Research Excellence, 19th Annual Meeting Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Best Paper, oral session), 1999
        • National Award for Research Excellence 18th Annual Meeting, Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Best Paper, oral session), 1998
        • Patients' Choice Award, 2008, 09,
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      • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
      • Obstetrics & Gynecology

      Conditions Treated

      • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
      • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
      • Breech Position
      • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
      • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
      • Gestational Diabetes
      • High Risk Pregnancy
      • Hypertension
      • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
      • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
      • Ovarian Cysts
      • Placenta Previa
      • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
      • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
      • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
      • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy


      • Medical School
        University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1988

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

        Completed in 1989

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

        Completed in 1992

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University of California At San Francisco

        Completed in 1994

        University Of Louisville, Kentucky

        Completed in 1997

      • Undergraduate School
        Stanford University

        Graduated in 1984

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • French
      • Spanish

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      • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
      • Obstetrics & Gynecology

      Procedures Performed

      • 3D Ultrasound
      • Amniocentesis
      • Fetal Monitoring
      • Genetic Counseling Services
      • Pregnancy Ultrasound
      • Targeted Ultrasound
      • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)