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01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. William E. Curtis was a thoracic and cardiac surgeon at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. Before retiring, he had over two decades of experience in complex surgical procedures for a number of conditions, including lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Dr. Curtis had been a part of over one dozen clinical trials and medical studies to improve cancer treatments and diagnostic tools. Much of his research had focused on cardiac function during treatment and monitoring particular cancer proteins.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery, General Cardiothoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, heart disease, coronary artery disease, lungs, esophagus and other chest diseases, lung cancer and emphysema.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: Patients’ Choice Award in 2014, 2017 and 2018, On-Time Doctor Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and Compassionate Doctor Recognition for 2017 and 2018.

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Fellowship at John Hopkins Medical Institution
  • Residency at John Hopkins Medical Institution
03. Publications


Limitation of thrombin generation, platelet activation, and inflammation by elimination of cardiotomy suction in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting treated with heparin-bonded circuitsJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. April 2002;123(4):742-55.

Inhibition of neutrophil adhesion during cardiopulmonary bypassAnnals of Thoracic Surgery. January 1994;57(1):126-33.