Eric O. Kortz, MD, FACS

Eric Kortz, MD, FACS is a general surgeon and performs all general surgical procedures.  He has specific interest, specialty training and expertise in breast surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, colon and rectal surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid), complex surgical problems of the liver and pancreas (hepatobiliary),  and surgical oncology (the surgical management of cancer). He has more than 25 years of surgical experience.

Dr. Kortz is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He has demonstrated mastery of knowledge and skill in surgical care of the surgical patient. General Surgeons certified by the American Board of Surgery have acquired knowledge and experience related to the diagnosis; preoperative, operative, and postoperative management; and management of complications involving surgical patients.

Dr Kortz is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  The letters “FACS” after a surgeon’s name indicates that he or she is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Fellows of the College are board-certified surgeons whose education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have been rigorously reviewed and evaluated prior to admittance and have been found to be consistent with the high standards expected and demanded by the American College of Surgeons. Not all surgeons are accepted into Fellowship in the College and there are some surgeons who may choose not to become Fellows. The letters “FACS” after a surgeon’s name indicates that the surgeon has submitted to a process to obtain  this voluntary credential and performance evaluation by their peers.

Dr. Kortz has chosen to pursue ACS credentialing as a representation of his commitment to high professional and ethical standards in his surgical practice.

Dr. Kortz has been selected

as 5280 Magazine’s Top Doctors

on thirteen separate occasions,

most recently in 2012.

Dr. Kortz is a native of Colorado. Following graduation from Thomas Jefferson High School, he attended the University of Vermont, graduating magna cum laude. In 1982, he graduated from the University of Colorado Medical School with honors in surgery. He received his general surgery training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. During his residency, he spent three years in government service as a research fellow at the National Institute of Health. Upon completion of his general surgery training, Dr. Kortz extended his postgraduate training with a two-year fellowship in liver surgery and transplantation at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kortz returned to Colorado in 1992.  His personal interests include hiking, camping, skiing, and spending time with his wife and two adult sons.

Education
University of Vermont, B.A., Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, 1978
University of Colorado Medical School, M.D., 1982
Massachusetts General Hospital, General Surgery Residency, 1990
National Institute of Health, Research Fellowship in Immunology, 1985-1988
University of Chicago, Transplant Fellowship, 1990-1992
University of Chicago, Hepatobiliary Fellowship, 1991-1992

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery, 1992
American Board of Surgery, Recertification, 2002
American Board of Surgery, Recertification, 2011

Professional Appointments
Director, Porter Adventist Hospital Liver Transplant Program, 1994-2011
Section Chief, Department of General Surgery, Swedish Medical Center, Currently Active
Founding Member and Surgical Consultant, Center for Liver Care, Porter Adventist Hospital, 1994-2011
Founding Member and Surgical Consultant, Center for Diseases of the Liver and Pancreas, Swedish Medical Center, Currently Active

Societies
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Member, Colorado Medical Society
Member, American Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons