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Our Surgeons

Katie Artz, MD, FACS

Specialty Area:
General Surgery, Board Certified

Dr. Artz has been elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2011 to 2014. Read More

Special Interests

Breast Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Minimal Invasive Single Incision Surgery

Large Hernias

Curriculum Vitae


University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ
Doctor of Medicine (2000)

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Masters of Science - Chemistry (1996)

University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry & Spanish (1994)

Internship & Residency

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
Phoenix, AZ (2001)

Texas A&M College of Medicine
Scott & White Memorial Hospital
Surgical Residency
Temple, TX (2006)

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery (2006)

Hospital Affiliations

St. Joseph's Hospital
Tucson Medical Center

Camp Lowell Surgery Center

Volunteer Outreach

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Banner University Health Center
  • Volunteer Surgeon at St. Elizabeth?s Health Center of Tucson, Arizona
  • Volunteer Surgeon with Esperanza Medical Missions to Bolivia
  • Volunteer Surgeon with Medical Mission to Honduras

Professional Affiliations

          National Association of Professional Women (2010)

American Society of Women Surgeons (2006)
American Society of Breast Surgeons (2006)

Pima County Medical Society (2006)
American College of Surgeons (2002 - present)
Texas Medical Association (2001-present)
American Medical Association (1996 - present)

Special Achievements

Clinical Honors: General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Orthopedic Surgery, OB/GYN, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology

Award for Excellence in Research
Western Student Medical Research Forum, 1994

Elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2011 to 2014

Selected Publications

Mauersberger, K., Artz, K., Duncan, B., and Gurgevich, S. "Can children with spastic cerebral palsy use self-hypnosis to reduce muscle tone? A preliminary study," Integr. Med 2000. March 21; 2(2); 93-96

Artz, K., Williams, J.C., Allen, J.P., Lendizian, F., Rautter, J., Lubitz, W., "Relationship between the oxidation potential and electron spin density of the primary electron donor in reaction centers from rhodobacter sphaeroides," Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1997, Dec 9: 94(25): 13582-7

Ivancich, A., Artz, K., Williams, J.S., Allen, J.P., Mattioli, T.A. "Effects of hydrogen bonds on the redox potential and electron structure of bacterial primary electron donor. Biochemistry (1998), Vol 37, No. 34, 11812-11820.

Ivancich, A., Mattioli, T.A., Artz, K., Wang, S., Allen, J.P., and Williams, J.S., "Influence of Asn/His L166 on the hydrogen-bonding pattern and redox potential of the primary donor of purple bacterial reaction centers. Biochemistry (1997), Vol 36, No. 10, 3027-3036

Allen, J.P., Artz, K., Lin, X., Williams, J.C., Ivancich, A., Albouy, D., Mattioli, T.A., Fetsch, A., Kuhn, M., and Lubitz, W. "Effects of hydrogen bonding to a bacteriochlorophyll-bacteriopheophytin dimer in reaction centers from rhodobacter sphaeroides." Biochemistry (1996) May 28; 35(21); 6612-9

Selected Presentations

"Using heparin versus low molecular weight heparin in the general surgery patient," Katie S. Artz, Annual Scott & White General Surgery Alumni Weekend, Temple, Texas (2003)

"Can children with spastic cerebral palsy use self-hypnosis to reduce muscle tone?" Katie S. Artz, Karen Mauersberger, and Burris Duncan, Western Medical Student Research Conference, Monterrey, CA (1997)

"Characterization of mutations near the dimer in reaction centers from rhodobacter sphaeroides," National Annual Photosynthesis Conference, Caramel, CA (1996)


Artz, K., Snyder, S., "Case reports of laparoscopic pyloroplasty with excellent results," Dept. of General Surgery, Scott & White Memorial Hospital (In progress)

Lusby, J., Artz, K., and Shabahang, M. "Case report of esophagectomy for a patient with papillomatosis of the esophagus," Dept. of General Surgery and the Dept. of Gastrointestinal Disease, Scott & White Memorial Hospital (In Progress)

Artz, K., Durgin, J., Hix-Hernandez, S., Custer, M., and Cooney, D. "Incidence of surgical pneumonias in the pediatric population in central Texas," Dept of Pediatric Surgery, Scott & White Memorial Hospital (In Progress)

Roy, K., Francois, K., Artz, K., and Foley, N. "Prevalence of placenta previas in high risk pregnancies," Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ (2000-2001)

Mauersberger, K., Artz, K., and Duncan, B. "Self hypnosis in children who have cerebral palsy," Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Arizona, (1997-1999)

Artz, K., Williams, J.C., and Allen, J.P., "Characterization of mutations near the dimer in reaction centers from rhodobacter sphaeroides," Arizona State University, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry (1994 - 1996)

Stafford, C., Artz, K., and Shaffer, P., "Cloning of genes for L-asparaginase from aspergillus nidulans in order to study the regulation of production of the L-asparaginase from the two genes that code for treating this type of leukemia," Dept. of Chemistry, University of San Diego (1993-1994)

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