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Dr. Eric Kortz( M.D., F.A.C.S. )

( Heptobiliary )


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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.

From 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 the 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 16 separate occasions in 4 seperate categories.

His personal interests include hiking, camping and skiing.


  • 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, 2012


  • Director of Surgery, 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 for Disease of Liver and Pancreas, Swedish Medical Center, currently active
  • Member, Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Colorado Medical Society
  • Member, American Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons