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Curtis P Artz MUSC Surgical Society

Surgery

Gift bags for our newly inducted alumni

Originally founded in 1964, the Curtis P. Artz MUSC Surgical Society is a member organization representing alumni of the MUSC surgery residency programs, fellows, and Department of Surgery faculty members. The Society is led by Dr. H. Biemann Othersen, Jr. M.D., Professor Emeritus Chief of Surgery and Pediatrics.

One of the most respected and loved pediatric surgeons in medicine, few have made a more significant impact on patients, faculty, staff and students than H. Biemann Othersen, Jr. M.D., MUSC Emeritus Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Chairman, Curtis P. Artz MUSC Surgical Society.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Curtis P. Artz MUSC Surgical Society is to:

  • cultivate an enduring relationship among the trainees, students and faculty of the Department of Surgery, past and present,
  • enrich, excite and instill pride in the MUSC Surgery Residency Program; facilitate networking and build camaraderie among alumni and faculty,
  • provide an avenue for dissemination of information and advancement of science,
  • promote growth of the Department of Surgery through communication, education and financial support.

The Department of Surgery aspires to establish and maintain communications with its alumni to share in their activities and professional accomplishments.

Throughout the year, the Society hosts several alumni receptions across the country. 

Upcoming Receptions: 

Past 2018 Receptions: 

About Curtis P. Artz, M.D.

Curtis P. Artz (1915-1977) was a renowned trauma and burn surgeon who joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1965. He served as professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery until his untimely death in 1977. Dr. Artz was chairman of the Committee on Trauma of the National Research Council, president of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, president of the American Burn Society, and president of the Southeastern Surgical Congress. Throughout his career, he made notable contributions to American surgery in a wide field including surgical metabolism, burns, shock, and trauma.