Surgeons and Providers
Eric Owen Kortz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Eric 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 pancreas surgery, as well as kidney, pancreas, and liver transplantation at University of Chicago. He returned to Colorado in 1992. Dr. Kortz is certified by the American Board of Surgery with his most recent recertification effective in 2012. His professional interests include all areas of general surgery with specific interest and expertise in complex surgical problems of the liver and pancreas. He performs advanced laparoscopic surgery including liver resection and treatment of metastatic liver disease.
Frome 1994 to 2011 Dr. Kortz originated and subsequently served as Surgical Director and Primary Operating Surgeon for the Porter Adventist Hospital Liver Transplant Program. Until 2009 he also served as surgeon in the kidney transplant program. Under Dr. Eric Kortz' leadership, the liver transplant program demonstrated continued growth and excellence with certification by United Network of Organ Sharing, as well as Medicare.
As a result of his extensive training and he complexity of clinical practice since 1992, Dr. Eric Kortz is considered one of the most experienced hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeons in the Rocky Mountain region with outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks.
Dr. Eric Kortz has been selected as 5280 Magazine’s Top Doctors on nine separate occasions.
His personal interests include hiking, camping, skiing, and spending time with his wife and two adult sons.
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