Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MD, FACS, is Professor of Surgery and Materials Science Engineering at Stanford University. He also serves as the Associate Chairman for Research in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Gurtner is a magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and an AOA graduate of the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School program, a plastic surgery residency at the NYU School of Medicine and received advanced training in microsurgery at the University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Gurtner is the author of over 120 peer-reviewed publications in both the scientific and surgical literature. He is an editor of Plastic Surgery, 3rd Edition. Dr. Gurtner was awarded the James Barrett Brown Award in both 2009 and 2010 and has been named “researcher of the year” by the ASPS, AAPS and numerous other professional organizations. Dr. Gurtner runs an NIH and DoD funded laboratory which seeks to understand the importance of physical stimuli (mechanical and chemical) in the human response to injury. This has led to the development of novel technologies in a wide variety of clinical areas.