Dr John Kortbeek

Dr John Kortbeek

Calgary, Canada

Dr. John B. Kortbeek is a graduate of the University of Alberta. He completed an internship at St. Thomas Hospital, Akron Ohio and a General Surgery residency  at the University of Calgary. He trained as a Critical Care fellow at the University of Calgary and as a Trauma fellow at Carraway Methodist Medical Centre In Birmingham, Alabama. He has held an appointment at the University of Calgary since 1991 and is currently a Professor in the Departments of Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care.

Dr. Kortbeek has served as regional Trauma Services Director for Calgary, Director of the Intensive Care unit at the Foothills Medical Centre as well as Foothills Site Chief of Surgery.  He served as  Head of the Department of Surgery for the University of Calgary and for the Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services from 2006-2016. He has been an active member of many surgical and trauma organizations. He has previously served as President of the Trauma Association of Canada, Governor of the American College of Surgeons as well as Chair of the Advanced Trauma Life Support subcommittee of the American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma. Dr. Kortbeek currently serves as a Director for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society ( STARS).