Dr. Erik Kreutzer was trained at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital and received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Johns Hopkins was ranked the #1 hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report 2010 and has always ranked in the top 3 over the decades. Dr. Kreutzer was elected to the American College of Surgeons in 1983, and has been a member of this select organization ever since. He has been in private medical practice in Colorado since 1982. He was elected to the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Society in 1983.
Dr. Kreutzer’s family has been native to Colorado since it was granted statehood in 1876. His grandfather was the first forest ranger in the United States and was stationed out of Gunnison, Colorado in the early 1900’s. “Mt. Kreutzer” (elevation 13,120 feet, see photo), near Gunnison, was named in his honor. Dr. Kreutzer was raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. He currently lives with his wife, Susan, in Denver. Since his son is away at college in Boston, Dr. Kreutzer works a full schedule, stays fit by swimming, cycling and playing tournament tennis, and tries to keep the peace between his two female Welsh terriers.
Actively involved in academic medicine over the years, Dr. Kreutzer has published over 25 clinical and research papers in national and international journals. Although authoring papers and teaching have been a part of his career, he has focused over 28 years on caring for private patients in his practice. He has also served as a consultant for numerous major medical insurance groups and acted on quality assurance committees. He was Assistant Clinical Staff at Denver General Hospital earlier in his career. Dr Kreutzer was acting Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center from 1985 through 1991, and currently acts on the Clinical Review Committee for ambulatory surgery centers at Exempla Lutheran.