Dr. Tamurian's clinical interest focuses on bone and soft tissue tumors, while offering general arthroscopic and arthroplasty reconstructive services. His research interests focus on bone and soft tissue sarcomas, novel therapeutics for the treatment of osteosarcoma and ewing's sarcoma of bone, endoprosthetic reconstruction techniques and education delivery systems, biomechanics of metastatic disease, clinical trials using multimodal therapy for soft tissue sarcomas.
Philosophy of Care
As a dedicated sarcoma surgeon, my philosophy of care is for preservation of life and limb while battling aggressive musculoskeletal benign and malignant tumors. I constantly strive to improve the functional outcomes of my patients through continued development of limb sparing surgical techniques. Current state of the art sarcoma and cancer care is centered around treating the entire patient and it is with constant collaboration among affiliated cancer experts that we can achieve the best possible results for our patients and their families.
4860 Y St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95817
Syracuse, New York
Bingingham, New York
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
Honors and Awards:
America’s Top Orthopedists, Consumers Research Council of America, 2006
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for exemplary service as an Orthopaedic Surgeon and the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma, Okinawa Japan, 2004
Select Recent Publications:
Rajaram A, Tamurian RM, Reith J, Bush CH. Hip pain in an 18-year-old man. Clin Orthop and Rel Res, 466(1):248-254: January 2008.
Tamurian RM. Urquhart AG. Intramuscular hematoma following a midvastus approach in total knee arthroplasty: a case report. Orthopedics. 30(8): 668-669 August 2007
Lutes WB. Tamurian RM. The Natural History of Bilateral Congenital Absence of the Flexor Pollicis Longus. Orthopedics. 30(4): 318-319 April 2007
Rajaram, A, Tamurian, RM, Reith, J, Scarborough, MT. Hip pain in an 18 year old male: Clinicopathologic Correlation. Clin Orthop and Rel Res. Accepted December 2006
Tamurian RM, Gutow AP. Amputations of the hand and upper extremity in the management of malignant tumors. Hand Clinics 20(2004) 213-220
Tamurian RM. Spencer EE. Wojtys EW. Arthroscopic synovectomy in hemophilia patients: financial perspectives. International Monitor in Hemophilia. June 2003
Tamurian RM. Spencer EE. Wojtys EW. Arthroscopic synovectomy in hemophilia patients: financial perspectives. Arthroscopy. 2002 Sep;18(7):789-94
Damron TA. Spadaro JA. Tamurian RM. Damron LA. Sparing of radiation-induced damage to the physis: fractionation alone compared to amifostine pretreatment. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 47(4): 1037-71, 2000 Jul 1.
Tamurian RM. Damron TA. Spadaro JA. Sparing radiation-induced damage to the physis by radioprotectant drugs: laboratory analysis in a rat model. Year Book of Orthopedics, 2000. Mosby-Year Book, Inc.
Tamurian RM. Damron TA. Spadaro JA. Sparing radiation-induced damage to the physis by radioprotectant drugs: laboratory analysis in a rat model. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 17(2): 286-92, 1999 Mar.