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Curt S. Koontz, MD 

Dr. Koontz, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS), is a general and pediatric surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques in infants and children. Dr. Koontz joined University Surgical Associates in 2009.

Dr. Koontz has office hours at the Erlanger Medical Mall on Monday (8:30-11:30 am) and Tuesday (8:30-11:30 am) and at USA's Athens office every fourth Tuesday (10-noon). Dr. Koontz performs surgery at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.


Dr. Koontz is an associate professor in surgery, Department of Surgery, for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

Nurse: Kandace Sullivan, LPN
Contact: (423) 757-0786

education

Undergraduate
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
1991

Post-Graduate
Pre-Medicine
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
1994 – 1996

Medical Degree
Wake Forest U. School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
2001

Internship
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN
2001 – 2002

Residency
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN
2002 – 2006

Fellowship
Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Laparoscopic Research
Emory U. School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
2007 – 2009

Academic Appointments

2009 – present
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Certifications

Medical License – Tennessee, 2008
Medical License – Georgia, 2004
ABS, General Surgery – 2008
Board Certified, Pediatric Surgery – 2010
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor


Honors/Awards

2010
Best Video Award IPEF
2006
1st Place
Best Clinical Research Presentation
Laparoscopic versus Open Reduction of 
Intussusception in Children
American College of Surgeons,
Tennessee Chapter

1st Place - Best Research Poster
Glucocorticoid Rescue for 
Late Phase Acute Respiratory Distress 
Syndrome in Trauma/Critical Care Patients
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

2005
1st Place
Best Research Poster
Laparoscopic versus Open Reduction 
 of Intussusception in Children
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Professional Organizations: American College of Surgeons.