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photo Katherine Mastriani, MD
Trauma Surgery Faculty
Program Director, Critical Care Surgery Fellowship
Phone: 828-213-1994

Katherine Mastriani, MD is a general surgeon at Mission Hospital. Dr. Mastriani graduated from Medical School at the University of South Carolina and completed her Surgical Residency as well as a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Palmetto Health University of South Carolina. Dr. Mastriani is an active educator, having served as a lecturer on Surgical Hepatobiliary Disease for each group of medical students in their core surgery rotation at Palmetto Health University of South Carolina from 2012-2014.

photo Courtney Sommer, MD
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Faculty
Phone: 828-252-3366

Courtney Sommer, MD is a general surgeon at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She also serves as the Assistant Program Director for the General Surgery Residency. Dr. Sommer graduated Medical School from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and completed her Residency in General Surgery at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon Residency graduation, Dr. Sommer went onto complete a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Washington. Dr. Sommer’s focus of patient care is in General Surgery and Trauma.

photo Michael Schurr, MD
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Phone: 828-771-4229 Fax: 828-258-2097

Dr. Schurr is a general and critical care surgeon with Mission Hospital and is the Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Schurr attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Wisconsin. He completed a fellowship in trauma and critical care at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He has held numerous academic positions, at the University of Wisconsin from 1995–2011 and Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado from 2011 – 2014.

Dr. Schurr has been an active clinician and teacher since he completed his fellowship, teaching students, residents, and fellows. He has published over 60 articles and has ongoing clinical trials underway at Mission Hospital.